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Cara Delevingne

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Biography

Following her debut in the Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalk show for Burberry, Cara Delevingne has become one of the most in-demand models in the industry, appearing in a total of 14 Vogue covers. 

Famed as much for her modelling as for her public persona, Delevingne’s celebrity has followed that of supermodels such as Kate Moss , garnering a dedicated following and attention from mainstream press outside the fashion industry.

Through clever use of social media — Delevingne has over 40 million followers on Instagram and more than 10 million followers on Twitter — the young model has built a viable commercial brand around herself, which in turn has helped her secure contracts with labels keen to capitalise on her growing prominence. In February 2013, Delevingne registered a trademark for her name and established a business under Cara&Co. 

Delevingne first began modelling at age 10, starring in an editorial shot by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia and in campaigns for Cadbury chocolate in Britain, before being signed to Storm Model Management by owner Sarah Doukas . Prior to landing the Burberry campaign, the aspiring model worked on catalogue shoots for Asos while studying drama at Bedales, an exclusive private school in Hampshire.

Keen to pursue a career in acting, Delevingne began her foray into films with parts in the 2011 production of “Anna Karenina” alongside Keira Knightley and 2014's “The Face of an Angel,” before landing one of her first leading roles in the Hollywood adaptation of John Green novel "Paper Towns." In April 2015, Delevingne announced she would be quitting modelling to focus on films and starred alongside Ben Affleck and Margot Robbie in “Suicide Squad.” However, she has since featured on the covers of Glamour, British GQ, Vogue Paris and Elle, and in February 2018 made a triumphant return to the runway for Christopher Bailey 's last collection for Burberry, a celebration of LGBT youth. 

Delevingne was awarded Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in both 2012 and 2014. Originally based in London, she has reportedly moved to live in LA with her partner, fellow actress and model Ashley Benson. She is represented by IMG in London and Milan and Scoop Models in Copenhagen. 

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Born
12 August 1992
Nationality

United Kingdom

Location
United Kingdom

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