- The Trailer Valerian - New Movie looks really fun in the genre of "The Fifth Element" and maybe a few others that had great special effects along the way. I recognized Cara Delevingne but my wife did not so I decided to look her up. So, I've seen her in a lot of things along the way but here's the thing, she's actually English so maybe she's spent more time acting in England and other English speaking Countries besides the U.S. I realized where I recognized her from:
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- Delevingne was born in Hammersmith, London, the daughter of Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens) and property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne.
Cara DelevingneDelevingne at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International Born Cara Jocelyn Delevingne
12 August 1992
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Years active 2009–present Relatives Modelling information Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Hair colour Blonde Eye colour Blue
- 1 Early life
- 2 Modelling career
- 3 Acting career
- 4 Other ventures
- 5 Media rankings
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 Filmography
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Delevingne has two older sisters, Chloe and model Poppy Delevingne. Her godfather is Condé Nast executive Nicholas Coleridge and her godmother is actress Joan Collins. Delevingne's maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens, the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet. Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, and her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Through one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet, Delevingne descends from the Anglo-Jewish Faudel-Phillips baronets; two of her ancestors on that line served as Lord Mayor of London.
She attended Francis Holland School for Girls in central London, until she was 16, before moving to Bedales School in Hampshire. She has dyspraxia and consequently found school challenging. In June 2015, in an interview with Vogue, Delevingne opened up in regards to the peak of her battle with depression when she was 15 years old. She said, "I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out." At age 16, after completing her GCSE examinations she moved to Bedales School in Hampshire, to focus on drama and music. After one year she dropped out and followed the career path of her sister, Poppy, into modeling.
Delevingne was propelled to fame after being scouted by Burberry's Christopher Bailey in 2012 while working part-time in the office of a fashion website. Bailey cast her in the company's spring/summer 2011 campaign.
2011Delevingne's first catwalk appearance was at the February 2011 London Fashion Week, stepping out in the Burberry Prorsum autumn/winter collection. Jourdan Dunn opened and closed the show with Delevingne appearing sixth. Later that year, Delevingne then got her chance to open and close proceedings, modelling the Burberry Prorsum 2012 spring/summer collection in the September 2011 London Fashion Week.
2012Delevingne then commenced the early 2012 season by walking in the Chanel Haute-Couture spring show, at Grand Palais, Paris, on 24 January 2012. The stage was set up to resemble an aeroplane and the clothes the models wore vaguely referenced airline flight attendant uniforms.
The New York Fashion Week was the first of the 'big four' fashion weeks, within which Delevingne walked in nine shows for fashion houses including Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. The week after, London Fashion Week took place. Delevingne exclusively took part in the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear autumn/winter 2012 show, on 20 February 2012. In the front row were celebrities such as Samantha Cameron, Will.i.am, Will Young and her partner in the Burberry campaign, Eddie Redmayne. She led the way in the culmination of the show to considerable applause as the outside of the transparent tent was showered with artificial rain, concurrently the fashion models held umbrellas as the catwalk was showered with confetti. After her single appearance in London, she took part in six shows in the third of the big four fashion weeks, the Milan Fashion Week.
In Milan, she took part in walks inclusive of Fendi, Trussardi, Moschino, Blumarine, DSquared2 and Dolce & Gabbana. For the walk in the Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter 2012 Show, she wore a lace and embroidered dress and was watched by fellow Brit Dame Helen Mirren, who was sitting in the front row.
The final fashion week of the season was the Paris Fashion Week, in which she walked in seven shows for Nina Ricci, Sonia Rykiel, Cacharel, Stella McCartney, Paul & Joe, Kenzo and Chanel. The Chanel autumn/winter 2012 Show featured the likes of Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry and her sister Poppy Delevingne sitting in the front row. This was the beginning of what would turn out to be a long lasting professional relationship between Delevingne and the Head Designer and Creative Director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld. In an interview with Elle after the show he said, "Cara is different. She's full of life, full of pep. I like girls to be wild but at the same time beautifully brought up and very funny."
Over the four fashion weeks she had walked in more than 20 shows and had earned a name for herself. Vogue described her as their 'crush of the season' and The Daily Telegraph picked up very early, while in New York, on her becoming 'THE' girl of the season after walking in the Jason Wu and Rag & Bone shows.
The international fashion weeks began again in September 2012 to showcase spring/summer collections for 2013. Her first shows of the season were in New York, in which she would walk seven times for the designers Jason Wu, DKNY, Thakoon, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Marchesa.
The Marchesa show was an extraordinary show as it took place in New York's Grand Central Station. The show and venue attracted the attention of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West who were in the front row. The show took inspiration from India in the 1960s and Delevingne took to the stage in gold leggings and a white gown embellished with gold designs.
Delevingne then flew to London to commence proceedings for London Fashion Week. She started by walking for Burberry, in which she appeared second in a white signature Burberry trench coat and also later on, in an oversized brown jacket and brown knickers. Following a month after the city had hosted the London 2012 Summer Olympics, the front row of the show was littered with British medal winners including Victoria Pendleton, Andy Murray accompanied by his future wife to be Kim Sears, also Harry Styles (who sang at the London Summer Olympics closing ceremony with group One Direction) and photographer Mario Testino. She followed this appearance by walking in shows for Sass & Bide, Issa, Preen, Topshop, Mary Katrantzou, Giles, Rag & Bone and Matthew Williamson.
After London was Milan, where she took part in her most strenuous week of shows yet. She walked for Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Ermanno Scervino, Ports 1961, Anteprima, Iceberg, Gabriele Colangelo, DSquared2, Anthony Vaccarello, Just Cavalli and Trussardi.
Delevingne picked the DSquared2 show out as a particular favourite of hers because she had more of a role to play, she had to dismiss the ostensible attention of photographers who hounded her on the catwalk. She said, "I do love it when there's a bit of a role involved in my part at the shows. I enjoy acting, that's what I've always wanted to do."
The final week in September was the Paris Fashion Week, in which she walked for designers such as Cacharel, Louis Vuitton, Costume National, Paul & Joe and Chanel. In the Chanel spring/summer show, Delevingne walked out on a solar panel effect runway with imitation wind turbines sunk into the catwalk, in front of celebrities such as Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez and her sister Poppy Delevingne. Poppy was also in attendance at Delevingne's Louis Vuitton walk, which drew inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s with mini-dresses and had the models travelling down escalators in pairs.
Over this season she had walked in over 50 shows, a figure a veteran model would find hard to match, let alone someone who had only been in the business for a few years. Delevingne then went on to appear in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on 7 November 2012. She featured in the 'Pink is US' section and walked during Justin Bieber's performance of 'Beauty And A Beat'. The show was aired on 4 December 2012.
She finally rounded off her year of catwalk shows when she took part in the Chanel pre-fall 2013 show in Scotland with the runway around the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. The collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld was called 'Paris-Edimbourg' and inspired by Scottish style using Tartan fabrics. The show renewed media interest in the possibility of restoring the roof of the palace.
2013Delevingne kicked off 2013 the same way as 2012 by walking in the Chanel Haute-Couture spring show and followed this up with an appearance in the Valentino Haute Couture show before flying to New York to take part in New York Fashion Week, the first fashion week of the year. Her first appearance in New York was for Jason Wu where she walked down the runway in a short white dress with black gladiator strap heels. She followed this up by walking for Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Derek Lam, DKNY, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Anna Sui and finally Marc Jacobs' rearranged show, due to a delay in transportation of goods for the show due to the February 2013 nor'easter.
After New York it was on to the London Fashion Week where her first show was for Sister by Sibling, following this up by walking in another seven shows across the week for Issa, Topshop, Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Peter Pilotto, Burberry and Giles. After this Delevingne walked in another seven shows at the Milan Fashion Week, the beginning of the week started with some concerns over the weather with snow forecasted to disrupt the week. In spite of this, Delevingne walked in seven shows for Fendi, Ports 1961, DSquared2, Etro, Versace, Iceberg and Pucci.
In Paris, Delevingne walked in eleven shows for Katie Grand's collaboration with Hogan, H&M, Lanvin, Vanessa Bruno, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Hakaan and Louis Vuitton. Delevingne's association with Katie Grand's collection went further than a catwalk show appearance as Delevingne sung 'I Want Candy' in the mini film called 'Gang', which is the title of the Katie Grand Loves Hogan 2013 collection and the name of the large-format magazine created to celebrate the collaboration.
In between the two international catwalk seasons, Delevingne featured in Chanel's Cruise show which took place in Singapore. It was the first time Chanel had held this event in Asia and was held at the Loewen Cluster at Dempsey Hill, a British army barracks turned Singapore Armed Forces manpower base.
The international fashion weeks began again in September 2013 to showcase spring/summer collections for 2014. In the first week, New York, she walked in only one show for Marc Jacobs in a show to which Style.com commented that, "...took us on a trip to the 1890s. The set looked like a bombed-out beach, with cigarette butts, Big Gulp cups, a tumbled-over Frozen Treats case, and destroyed fashion magazines strewn in the black sand."
In London, she featured in five shows. She opened proceedings for Mulberry and closed them for Burberry and Topshop as well as featuring for Peter Pilotto and Giles. In Milan, Delevingne only walked for Fendi and also walked in just three shows in Paris for Stella McCartney, Chanel and Valentino. She rounded off the year by again appearing in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
It was noted by many that Delevingne had started to become more selective with the shows she appeared in. This was the beginning of the decrease in volume of catwalk roles, the cause of which at the time was put down to her expanding acting career. However, in a Time essay published in 2016, Delevingne explained the real cause for the decrease of show appearances:
It's taken time, but now I realize that work isn't everything and success comes in many forms. I've opened my mind, and now I embrace new things with a childlike curiosity. I'm spending more time doing the stuff I love. And I've been able to do better work because of it.
2014In January 2014, Delevingne opened and closed the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 Show in the presence of a front row which included London-born singer Lily Allen. In the Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection Showcases she went on to close Burberry's show in the London Fashion Week and appear in fellow British designer Giles' collection.
In Milan, she opened Fendi's F/W 2014 collection for Karl Lagerfeld, before modelling for Stella McCartney in Paris. Her absence in New York was almost expected due to Delevingne going from walking in 'just about every single show out there' to only walking in the Marc Jacob's show in 2013. News outlets cottoned on to this and wrote headlines such as, "Will Cara Delevingne Walk in New York Fashion Week?" in the run up to the Fashion Week.
In the gap between the fashion months, Delevingne was present alongside other British models such as, Suki Waterhouse for Burberry's 'London in Shanghai' event to celebrate the launch of its Shanghai flagship store. For the finale of the night, Delevingne flew down the catwalk above the crowd in the venue, accompanied by falling confetti and the signature Burberry umbrella. No doubt, such a stunt was enough to get everyone to take out their cameras and in an instant, images were posted all over social media by the influential guests who each have millions of followers.
In the second International Fashion Month, she opened and closed Topshop's 'Unique S/S 15' collection in London, before moving to Milan where she also opened the Fendi S/S 15 show. In Paris, she walked in four shows for Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Stella McCartney. She finished 2014 with the Metiers d'Art Pre-Fall 2015/2016 collection showcase. The event was held at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.
2015On 10 March, Delevingne closed the showcase of Chanel's Paris-Salzberg collection and closed a reshow of the collection in New York on the 31 March.
OtherIn 2011, Delevingne was part of Burberry's spring/summer campaign alongside other young British models including Jourdan Dunn. This was shot on the beach at Brighton by Mario Testino, which turned out to be the first of many shoots with the 60-year-old photographer.
Delevingne has featured in advertising campaigns for other brands including Chanel, Fendi, La Perla, Saint Laurent, DKNY, Blumarine, Zara, Mulberry, Balmain, Marc Jacobs, John Hardy, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Tag Heuer, Mango, H&M, Penshoppe, Topshop, Daisy London and Dominic Jones Jewelry.
Delevingne has graced the covers of Vogue UK thrice including a supplement cover in 2011, Vogue (Korea, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Portugal), LOVE, i-D, Russh, Jalouse, and Style.com's Spring 2013 issue. In addition, she was the cover girl of W's September 2013 issue. She was a model in the 2012 and 2013 Victoria's Secret fashion shows. She is also the face of Chanel's Resort 2013 campaign along with Dutch model Saskia de Brauw. She also landed the face of DKNY in late 2012.
In 2012, and 2014, Delevingne won the "Model of the Year" award at the British Fashion Awards.
In January 2015, after her 2013 and 2014 appearances in campaigns she was announced as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. On 23 January 2015, Delevingne, was named as the new brand ambassador of Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer.
On 8 June 2015, Delevingne's profile was removed from Storm Model Management's website. It was later confirmed that she had cut ties with her management to focus on her acting career. In July, Delevingne appeared on the cover of American Vogue.
In August 2015, she disclosed that a major reason for quitting modeling and focusing on acting was that the stress had, at least to some degree, contributed to her developing the skin condition psoriasis.
Acting careerDelevingne played her first film role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, the marriage interest of Count Vronsky, alongside Keira Knightley. In August 2013, Delevingne announced she would be voicing the DJ of the Non-Stop-Pop FM radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, which once released became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history.
In June 2014, Delevingne made her TV debut in the final episode of Playhouse Presents. This was a series of self-contained TV plays, made by British broadcaster Sky Arts. Delevingne featured as Chloe, opposite veteran British actress Sylvia Syms.
On 24 October 2014, she starred in a sketch for an annual 90-minute comedy TV event called The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night, which aired on Channel 4 and was designed to raise awareness of testicular cancer. A month later, she featured in South African group Die Antwoord's latest music video for their song, Ugly Boy. Then in December 2014, Delevingne starred in Reincarnation, a short film by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel alongside Pharrell Williams and Geraldine Chaplin.
In February 2015, Delevingne appeared in ASAP Ferg's music video for his song Dope Walk. Later in May 2015, she was also in Taylor Swift's star studded Bad Blood music video which went on to break Vevo's 24-hour viewing record, with 20.1 million views in its day of release.
Delevingne co-starred in the adaptation of John Green's novel, Paper Towns (2015), as Margo Roth Spiegelman. The film brought in $12,650,140 on the opening weekend in the US, which placed it 6th at the box office. Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus reads, "Paper Towns isn't as deep or moving as it wants to be, yet it's still earnest, well-acted, and thoughtful enough to earn a place in the hearts of teen filmgoers of all ages." Of Delevingne's performance, Justin Chang of Variety called her "the real find of the film", suggesting that "on the evidence of her work here, this striking actress is here to stay".
She played a mermaid in the 2015 fantasy film Pan. In 2016, Delevingne co-starred as Enchantress, a villainess with magical abilities, in Suicide Squad, an action film based on the DC comic book series of the same name. The film was released to generally negative reviews, although it was a box office success. Delevingne's performance was well received.
Delevingne will star alongside Dane DeHaan and Rihanna in the upcoming Luc Besson film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an adaptation of the comic book series Valérian and Laureline, which began filming in December 2015 and is scheduled for a 2017 release.
Delevingne is also set to feature in several other upcoming movies, the first of which is Kids in Love, a British coming of age drama. The cast includes many up and coming young actors, with Will Poulter and Alma Jodorowsky as lead roles alongside Sebastian de Souza and Delevingne who plays the role of Viola. She plays Henrietta in the period romance film Tulip Fever. She also plays the role of Kath Talent in the film London Fields, based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Martin Amis.
Delevingne has had no formal coaching or training. Her performances have received mixed reviews, though she has said she pays no attention to those who doubt her acting ability.
DesignDelevingne has designed two fashion collections for DKNY and Mulberry. Her DKNY capsule collection featured a variety of sporty street style items ranging from beanie hats to leather jackets. DKNY described the collection as "mostly unisex". The collection took approximately two years from the first announcement to when it was released on 15 October 2014.
Delevingne has also designed four collections for Mulberry featuring rucksacks and handbags with many embossed with a 'Made in England' stamp underneath the base, alluding to a tattoo that Delevingne has under her left foot. The collection also consisted of purses, iPad sleeves, phone covers, zipped pouches, and passport holders. The fourth and latest collection was released 3 June 2015.
- Delevingne was named by the Evening Standard as one of "London's 1,000 Most Influential of 2011", in the category of "Most Invited".
- In 2013, Delevingne was the most Googled fashion figure and the most re-blogged model on Tumblr.
- In March 2014, she was included in The Sunday Times Magazine "100 Makers of the 21st Century" list of influential British people.
- In 2014, Delevingne was ranked 6th on the "World's Highest-Paid Models" models list by Forbes, earning an estimated $3.5 million (£2.7 million). In 2015, Delevingne moved up to 2nd on this list, earning $9 million (£7 million).
- Delevingne was ranked 13th in the 'Most Desirable Women' category run by AskMen.
- Delevingne was ranked 20th in Evening Standard's 'Power 1000' list (2013), "because of her domination of the catwalks at London Fashion Week and her huge social media following."
Personal lifeDelevingne is openly bisexual. In June 2015, she confirmed she was in a relationship with American musician Annie Clark, who is best known by her stage name St. Vincent. The two separated in September 2016.
Delevingne is a self-described animal lover and following the high-profile killing of Cecil the lion in 2015, the actress auctioned her personal TAG Heuer watch, raising £18,600 for WildCRU.
Delevingne has a tattoo of her lucky number, the Roman numeral XII, on her side under her right arm, and "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the sole of her left foot.
At the Women in the World summit in October 2015, Delevingne spoke about her battle with depression which started when she was 15 years old. It was triggered when she discovered her mother's drug addiction as a teenager. She found help at the age of 16. She left school for six months and agreed to go on medication, which she said might have saved her life.
Awards and nominations
Year Awards Category Work Outcome 2012 British Fashion Awards Model of the Year numerous Won 2014 Model of the Year Won Capricho Awards More Style Nominated Best Instagram @CaraDelevingne Nominated Young Hollywood Awards You're So Fancy numerous Nominated British Independent Film Awards Most Promising Newcomer Nominated 2015 Elle Style Awards Breakthrough Actress Won CinemaCon Awards Rising stars Paper Towns Won Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Breakout Star Won Choice Summer Movie Star: Female Won Choice Female Hottie numerous Nominated Choice Model Nominated Capricho Awards More Style Nominated Best International Actress Paper Towns Nominated 2016 People's Choice Awards Seriously Popular Award numerous Nominated Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: AnTEENcipated Suicide Squad Won
Year Title Role Notes 2012 Anna Karenina Princess Sorokina 2014 Reincarnation by Chanel Naughty Barmaid
Empress Elisabeth of Austria
Short film The Face of an Angel Melanie 2015 Paper Towns Margo Roth Spiegelman Pan Mermaid 2016 Kids in Love Viola Suicide Squad June Moone / Enchantress London Fields Kath Talent Completed 2017 Tulip Fever Henrietta Completed Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Laureline Post-production
Year Title Role Notes 2014 Playhouse Presents Chloe Episode: "Timeless"
Year Artist Title 2010 Bryan Ferry "You Can Dance" "Shameless" 2014 Die Antwoord "Ugly Boy" 2015 ASAP Ferg "Dope Walk" Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment "Nothing Came to Me" Taylor Swift "Bad Blood"
Year Title Role Notes 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Non-Stop-Pop FM DJ Voice 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Soldier Trailer
Cameos as herself
Year Title Notes 2012 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Television show for CBS 2013 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Television show for CBS 2015 The 1989 World Tour Live Taylor Swift's guest in London 2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
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The Queen was a house magazine of the British landed and moneyed classes that was bought in 1957 by Jocelyn Stevens. Nephew of Edward Hulton, the publisher of Britain's post-war illustrated weekly, Picture Post, Stevens gradually reinvented the magazine.
For much of his life, those jobs were in journalism. His mother was a member of the Hulton Press dynasty from which he inherited an enthusiasm for the printed word and a pounds 1m fortune.