This August, model and actress Cara Delevingne will play the role of the DC Comics character, Enchantress, in the highly anticipated Suicide Squad film. Except her character isn’t a member of the titular squad: she’s their target! Given how big of a hit the film is projected to be, people will soon be scouring the net for the closest thing to a Cara Delevingne wiki. Many will be searching terms such as “Cara Delevingne girlfriend,” “Cara Delevingne tattoo,” “Cara Delevingne movies” and maybe even, “Cara Delevingne eyebrows!” If this sounds like you and you want to know more about this star before Suicide Squad makes her the hot topic, read on for five interesting facts about her.
She Grew Up Rich
Cara Delevingne was born on August 12, 1992 in Hammersmith, a district in London, making Cara Delevingne’s age 24. She was born into a very established family, which included her grandfather (who was a former English Heritage chairman) and her grandmother (who served as lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.) She was raised in a mansion in Belgravia, another section of London.
She First Modeled at Age 10
Cara Delevingne’s first step in her modeling career was far from any runway, as she was only 10 years old when she appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue. As a child, she also modeled in ads for the famed chocolate company, Cadbury. However, she didn’t get her big break to become a model full-time until she was signed in 2009, after dropping out of school to become a model like her sister, Poppy.
She’s Taken, Sorry Gentlemen (and Ladies)
People wondering the relationship status of Cara Delevingne might be interested to know that she’s actually bisexual. She is currently in a relationship with Annie Clark, an American musician better known by her stage name, St. Vincent. A Cara Delevingne interview with Vogue saw her admit that she was sexually confused when she was younger and scared that she would be ostracized for being gay. Anyone searching “Cara Delevingne lesbian” would learn that she stated in that same interview that she “first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that [she] had to accept it.” She also admitted that while in a relationship with a woman and happier than ever, her naughty dreams at night were only ever about men.
She may be known for her “Cara Delevingne style” or “Cara Delevingne hair,” but this star has a lot more going on besides her looks. In addition to her modeling career, Delevingne is a talented signer, having recorded two albums. She was even offered a record deal but she turned it down because one of the conditions was changing her name. She can also play the drums and guitar. And, of course, there’s her acting career, with Suicide Squad being far from the first on the list of Cara Delevingne movies. She first appeared in the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina. Her most recent role as Enchantress in Suicide Squad was reportedly the most grueling yet, mainly because of the “Dara Delevingne diet” it required: no alcohol and no “junk food” allowed!
She Has a Lot of Tattoos
If you’ve ever visited the Cara Delevingne Instagram, you may have noticed how much ink she has. Well, the exact number of tattoos she has is 20—and counting! She got her first one in May of 2013; a lion that covers part of her right index finger. Most recently, she got one on her foot, done by her Suicide Squad costar, Margot Robbie. Her tattoos are such a prominent part of her identity that they have been the focus of ad campaigns she has appeared in. They’ve even been referenced in products she has endorsed!