Cara Jocelyn Delevingne (/ˈkɑːrə ˌdɛləˈviːn/ KAH-rə DEL-ə-VEEN; born 12 August 1992) is an English model, singer and actress. She signed with Storm Model Management after leaving school in 2009. Delevingne won the “Model of the Year” award at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared in shows for houses including Burberry, Chanel, Mulberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jason Wu. She started her acting career with a minor role in the 2012 film adaptation of Anna Karenina. Her most notable roles include Margo Roth Spiegelman in the romantic mystery film Paper Towns (2015), Kath Talent in London Fields, the Enchantress in the comic book film Suicide Squad (2016), and Laureline in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017).
On 10 March, Delevingne closed the showcase of Chanel’s Paris-Salzberg collection and closed a reshow of the collection in New York on 31 March.
In 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 modelling and focusing on acting was that the stress had, at least to some degree, contributed to her developing the skin condition psoriasis.
In October 2017, Delevingne alleged that circa 2016, producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her, attempted to kiss her without consent, and propositioned her for a threesome in a hotel room in exchange for a role. She made the film but says she regretted it as his actions terrified her. She also alleges that circa 2014, he told her she would never work as an actress in Hollywood because of her sexuality.