Cara Delevingne, known for her acting and modeling career is also a host of lesser-known facts that make her stand out more. From her battles with depression and body image and her ventures to the world of sexual toys and her openness about her pansexuality, here are 10 interesting facts about the multitalented Delevingne.
Problems with depression and Body Image
Despite her enviable beauty, Cara Delevingne struggled with anxiety and depression over her body throughout her youth. She was ridiculed for her small chest. She also began menstruating later than other women and was referred to as “frigid” and “flat”. At the age of 15 depression struck her and she had to temporarily drop out of school. Interview with BBC she talked about the time when she admitted, “I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feelings.” However, Delevingne came from a very well-to-do family and everyone thought she must be automatically happy, they didn’t understand her mental state.
Homophobic in her Youth
Cara Delevingne struggled to understand her sexuality while growing up in an environment that did not discuss it. For a while, she found same-sex partnerships to be disgusting and was considered her self-defence 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 believes that she is pansexual and loves the person regardless of gender or gender identity. She explained that this means she could be drawn 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 however, they later broke up. She’s also been romantically linked to actress Michelle Rodriguez and singer Miley Cyrus. Her public display of her sexuality has received both praise and criticism.
Threats from the Film Industry
Delevingne faced opposition from producers Harvey Weinstein, who threatened her career if she didn’t hide her orientation and find a male partner to be a “cover”. However, Delevingne did not listen and continued to speak out about her sexuality as well as relationships.
Business with an Sex Toy Company
Delevingne has a business venture with a sex-toy company and tests the products herself. She’s candid and open about her work in the business and believes it is an opportunity to promote sexual health and freedom.
Secret Vaginal Tunnel
Delevingne has a secret vaginal tunnel in her villa, which was a gift from a close friend. The tunnel was designed by an artist and serves as a symbol for female power and empowerment.
Delevingne recently entered the realm of NFTs by making a video of herself dancing in the hidden vaginal tunnel of her villa and sold it as a unique digital collectible. It demonstrates her brave and unafraid attitude and willingness to try new things and challenge boundaries.
Despite criticisms about her acting ability she has continued to pursue her love of acting and has appeared in a variety of films and TV shows, including “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Suicide Squad” and “Carnival Row” It’s evident that she isn’t shackled by the opinions of others about her talent and abilities, and continues to challenge herself.
Inspiration and Role Model
Delevingne’s life story is an inspiration to many. She’s been candid of her personal struggles as well as her journey towards self-acceptance. She is a role model for how to be honest with oneself, regardless of what others may think or say. She has been vocal about her mental health, body positivity and inclusion and has utilized her platform to speak out on behalf of marginalized communities. Her actions demonstrate that it’s okay to not have everything figured out and it’s okay to be different and individual.
Cara Delevingne began her career as a model at 10, when she joined Storm Model Management. The model quickly gained fame and was soon an one of the top in-demand models in the business and walked for the top brands like Burberry, Chanel, and Fendi. She’s a model of how you can go from a model to an established brand, and how to establish a name for oneself in the fashion industry.
Delevingne is also well-known for her charitable work, she is a world-wide ambassador for Women’s Cancer Research Fund and actively supports mental health charities and groups including, The Samaritans and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In addition, she has donated to organizations that fight against discrimination and racism.
Delevingne has also been a professional musician and she has released a number of songs and music videos and has collaborated with different artist including Pharrell Williams.
Social Media Influence
Delevingne is a popular presence on social media. She’s well-known for her candid posts and relatable content, which has allowed her to cultivate a large number of followers and fans.
Model and actress
Delevingne has successfully transitioned from model to actress, and has been praised for her performance in films like “The Face of an Angel” and “Tulip Fever”.