Cara Delevingne, known for her acting and modeling careers is also a host of little-known facts that make her stand out more. From her battle with depression and body image as well as her explorations in the realm of sexual toys and her willingness to talk about her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multi-talented Delevingne.
Struggles with Depression and Body Image
Despite her enviable beauty, Cara Delevingne struggled with anxiety and depression over her body in her youth. Her body was constantly ridiculed due to her small chest, and began menstruating later than other women, being called “frigid” and “flat”. When she was 15 depression slowed her down and she had to temporarily drop out of school. When she spoke to BBC she discussed the time when she admitted, “I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feelings.” But, Delevingne came from a very well-to-do family and everyone thought she must be happy by default, but they did not understand her mental state.
Homophobic in her Youth
Cara Delevingne was unable to comprehend her sexuality, growing up in an environment in which it wasn’t discussed. For a while she believed that same-sex marriages to be demeaning and considered herself homophobic. When she spoke to 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 considers herself pansexual and is in love with any person, regardless of gender identity. She explained that this means she could also be attracted to transgender or non-binary people. In an interview with 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 however, they later ended their relationship. She was also romantically connected to the actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. Delevingne’s public display of her sexuality has been met with mixed reactions and praise.
The Film Industry is facing threats from the Film Industry
Delevingne was a target of producer Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she didn’t conceal her sexual orientation and seek out an appropriate male companion to serve as a “cover”. However, Delevingne did not listen and continued to be open about her sexuality and relationship.
Business with an Sex Toy Company
Delevingne has a business venture with a toy company for sex and is the one who personally tests the products. She’s open and honest about her work in the industry, and sees it as an opportunity to promote sexual wellness and liberation.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a hidden vaginal passageway in her house that was given to her from a friend. The tunnel was designed by an artist and is an emblem of female empowerment and freedom.
Delevingne recently stepped into the realm of NFTs by making a video of herself dancing in a secret vaginal tunnel inside her home and selling the video as a unique digital collectible. The video showcases her daring and unafraid attitude and willingness to try new things and push boundaries.
Despite some criticisms of her acting abilities, Delevingne continues to pursue her passion for acting. She’s appeared in several films and TV shows, including “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” It’s evident that Delevingne is not limited by others’ opinions about her abilities and talents and continues to push herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s story is an inspiration for many. She’s been candid regarding her struggle and her journey to acceptance of herself, and she’s an example of how to be true to oneself regardless of what others might think or say. She has been vocal about her mental health, body positivity and inclusion and has utilized her platform to speak up on behalf of marginalized communities. Her actions prove that it’s okay not to be able to do everything right and it’s fine to be different and individual.
Cara Delevingne began her career as model at 10 when she signed with Storm Model Management. She quickly rose to fame and became an one of the top sought-after models in the industry and walked for the top brands like Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s an example of how to transcending from a model to an established brand, as well as how to create an impact in the fashion world.
Delevingne is also well-known for her charitable work, she has been a global ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively supports mental health organizations and charities including, The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition, she has given to groups fighting discrimination and racism.
Delevingne can also be regarded as a performer, and has released several songs and music videos and has collaborated with various artists including Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne has a large following on social media and is known for her candid postings and relatable posts, which has allowed her to build a following of fans and supporters.
Model and actress
Delevingne has made the transition from a model to an actress and has received praise for her performances in films like “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.