She attended Frances Holland School for Girls near Sloane Square. Later, she went to the boarding school, Bedales.
Younger sister of Poppy Delevingne who is an actress.
Much of her ancestry is English. One of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet, was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland), and was the grandson of a Lord Mayor of London (1896/1897), Benjamin Samuel Phillips. Cara also has Welsh, Dutch, German, French, Scottish, Jersey (Channel Islander), and Irish ancestry, and Canadian-born forebears.
Ranked #10 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Her surname is pronounced "della-veen".
Her paternal great-grandfather, Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, was a Canadian-born British politician, who was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1920 to 1922. Her maternal grandfather, Sir Jocelyn Stevens, was a publishing executive and chairman of charity English Heritage; through him, Cara descends from newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton. Her maternal grandmother, Jane Stevens, was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.
She quit modeling to focus on her acting career. [August 2015]
Cara is Gaelic for "friend".
Actress Joan Collins is her godmother.
The "Mulberry Cara" designer 'camouflage' backpack is named after her.
Her pet rabbit's name is Cecil.
She is a talented beatboxer and she also plays drums and guitar.
Has not had any formal acting training or coaching.
Is a fan of actress Charlize Theron.
Her first appearance was in Vogue Italia at age 10, shot by Bruce Weber.
Sports a "XII" tattoo under her left arm since 12 is her lucky number and the sole of her left foot has a "Made in England" tattoo.
Occasionally suffers from outbreaks of stress-related psoriasis.
In March 2017, she announced that she has written a novel called "Mirror, Mirror", a coming-of-age story. It was published on October 5, 2017.
"Cara" is also the word for "Face" in Spanish, "Expensive" or "Dear" in Italian and "Way" in Indonesian.
She likes to play Scrabble and Boggle.
She likes to sing in the shower.
She often photobombs at events.
Released her first book "Mirror Mirror" on October 2017.
Good friends with Margot Robbie and Amber Heard.
Was among the 93 women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault on 31 October 2017.
She identifies as genderfluid.
She has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression at age 15, dyspraxia and ADHD. She had to take six months off school during her teenage years to undergo treatment for depression.
Second cousin once removed of Samantha Cameron.
Has Portuguese and Italian ancestry through an ancestress sister of the 1st Viscount of Benagazil Nobleman of Coat of Arms of Machado (crest) with crown of Viscount and with crown of Count for being a Peer of the Realm in Portugal.
Descendant in female lines of British Peerage and Landed Gentry, of Dutch Patriciate and of Portuguese Nobility.
Of Hugenot patrilineal descent.
Great-granddaughter in female line of the 1st Viscount Greenwood, of Holbourne, in the County of London, in the Peerage of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland, 1st Baron Greenwood, of Llanbister, in the County of Radnor, in the Peerage of Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland, 1st Greenwood of Llanbister, in the County of Radnor, Baronet, in the Baronetage of Great-Britain and Ireland, great-great-granddaughter in female line of the 1st Hulton of Downside, in the Parish of Leatherhead, in the County of Surrey, Baronet, in the Baronetage of Great-Britain and Ireland, great-great-granddaughter in female line of the 6th Sheffield of Normanby, in the County of Lincoln, Baronet, in the Baronetage of Great-Britain, great-great-granddaughter in female line of the 3rd Faudel-Phillips of Grosvenor Gardens, in the Parish of St George Hanover Square, in the County of London, and of Queen's Gardens, West Brighton, in the County of Sussex, Baronet, in the Baronetage of Great-Britain and Ireland.
Close friends with Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift and Suki Waterhouse.
She auditioned for the title role in Alice in Wonderland (2010).