Cara Delevingne, known for her acting and modeling career is also a host of lesser-known facts that make her stand out even more. From her struggles with body image and depression and her ventures into the world of sex toys, and her openness regarding her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multi-talented Delevingne.
Problems with depression and Body Image
Despite her enviable beauty, Cara Delevingne struggled with depression and insecurity about her body throughout her youth. Her body was constantly ridiculed due to her small chest, and began menstruating earlier than her peers and was referred to as “frigid” and “flat”. At the age of fifteen, depression brought her down and she had to temporarily leave school. In an interview with BBC, she spoke about the time when she admitted, “I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feelings.” However, Delevingne came from a wealthy family, and everyone thought she must be happy by default, but they were unable to comprehend her mental state.
Homophobic in her Youth
Cara Delevingne had a difficult time understanding her sexuality, growing up in a family in which it wasn’t discussed. At times, she found same-sex partnerships to be demeaning and considered her self-defence homophobic. In an interview with The Guardian, Delevingne said, “I know I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I understand all this and I wish I could appreciate it. It’s just that there’s something dark inside me that I can’t shake.”
Delevingne believes that she is pansexual and falls in love with any person, regardless of their gender identity. She said that she may also be attracted to transgender or non-binary people. When she spoke to Variety, Delevingne said, “However an individual identifies, whether it’s a ‘they’, a ‘he’ or a ‘she’, I fall in love with the person – and that’s what it’s about. I’m attracted to the person as such.”
Marriage and Relationships
In 2019, Delevingne got married in Las Vegas to actress Ashley Benson, but they later split up. She was also romantically associated with the actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. Delevingne’s public display of her sexuality has received both praise and criticism.
Risks emanating from the Film Industry
Delevingne had to face opposition from producer Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she did not cover up her sexuality and find a male partner to be an “cover”. But Delevingne didn’t listen, and she continued to speak out about her sexuality as well as relationships.
Business with an Sex Toy Company
Delevingne is a part of a business partnership with a sex toy company and tests the products herself. She’s candid and open about her participation in the field, and sees it as an opportunity to promote sexual wellness and liberation.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a hidden vaginal tunnel in her villa that was given to her from a friend. The tunnel was created by an artist, and serves as an image of female empowerment and freedom.
Delevingne recently entered the realm of NFTs by creating a short video of herself dancing in the hidden vaginal tunnel of her villa and sold it as a unique digital collectible. This showcases her bold and unflinching attitude, as well as her willingness to explore new avenues and break boundaries.
Despite criticisms about her acting skills she continues to pursue her passion for acting. She’s appeared in several films and TV shows like “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row”, it’s clear that she’s not confined by other people’s opinion on her talents and skills and is constantly challenging herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s story is an inspiration for many. She has been transparent regarding her struggle and journey towards self-acceptance, she is a role model for the importance of being self-assured regardless of what other people might think or say. She has been vocal about mental health, body positivity and inclusion and has utilized her platform to speak up on behalf of marginalized communities. Her actions demonstrate that it’s okay to not know everything and that it’s okay to be different and unique.
Cara Delevingne began her career as a model at the age of 10, when she joined Storm Model Management. The model quickly gained fame and became one of the most sought-after models in the fashion industry as she walked for the most prestigious designers such as Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s an example of how to transcending from being a model into a brand, and how to establish an impression in the fashion world.
Delevingne is also well-known for her charitable work, she has served as a global ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively supports mental health charities and organizations such as The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She has also given to groups fighting discrimination and racism.
Delevingne has also been a professional musician and she has released numerous music videos and songs. She also has collaborated with various artists such as Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne has a large following on social media. She’s famous for her candid and honest posts and relatable content which have helped her grow a huge fan base and a loyal following of supporters.
Model and actress
Delevingne has successfully transformed from being a model into an actress and has been recognized for her performances in films like “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.