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Poppy Delevingne
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Delevingne in 2014
Born Poppy Angela Delevingne
(1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 32)
London, England
  • Model
  • socialite
  • actress
Years active 2008–present
James Cook (m. 2014)
Parent(s) Charles Delevingne (father)
Pandora Stevens (mother)
Relatives Cara Delevingne (sister)
Modelling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair colour Blonde
Eye colour Blue[1]
  • IMG Models (New York, Paris, Milan, London)[2]

Poppy Angela Delevingne[3] (born 3 May 1986) is an English model and actress.


  • 1 Family and personal life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Ancestry
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Family and personal life[edit]

Delevingne was born on 3 May 1986,[4] in London, one of three daughters of property developer Charles Hamar Delevingne and Pandora Anne Delevingne (née Stevens). She grew up in a Belgravia mansion and attended the independent Bedales School. She is the elder sister of model and actress Cara Delevingne.[5][6]

Delevingne is a muse and friend of fashion designer Matthew Williamson,[7][8] and previously shared a New York flat with actress Sienna Miller.[5][9]

In October 2012, Delevingne became engaged to James Cook, a former model, who works for his family's aerospace company.[10][7][11] They were married in May 2014.[12]

Delevingne's maternal grandfather was publishing executive and English Heritage chairman Sir Jocelyn Stevens,[13][14] the nephew of magazine publisher Sir Edward George Warris Hulton and the grandson of newspaper proprietor Sir Edward Hulton, 1st Baronet.[15][16] Her maternal grandmother Janie Sheffield, a granddaughter of the 6th Baronet Sheffield, was lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.[14][17]

Her paternal great-grandfather was the Canadian-born British politician Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood.[14][18] Through one of her maternal great-great-grandfathers, Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet, Delevingne descends from the Anglo-Jewish Faudel-Phillips baronets; two of her ancestors on that line served as Lord Mayor of London.[19][20][21]


Delevingne was spotted by Storm Model Management founder Sarah Doukas in 2008.[7]

She has modelled for brands such as Shiatzy Chen, Laura Ashley, Anya Hindmarch, Alberta Ferretti, and Burberry,[8][13] has walked the runway for brands including Julien Macdonald and Giles Deacon,[7] and has worked with photographers such as Terry Richardson.[5] Having caught the eye of designer Marc Jacobs, she became the face of the Louis Vuitton summer 2012 collection. Delevingne has graced the covers of Vogue (Turkey), Harper's Bazaar (Korea), Elle (Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, Norway) and Love.[8][13]

Delevingne is a Young Ambassador for the British Fashion Council,[8] a Chanel brand ambassador,[9][13][11] and serves as a spokesperson representing Jo Malone London.[22]

In 2017, Delevingne played the role of Clara Von Gluckfberg in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the role of Adrianna Colonna in The Aspern Papers directed by Julien Landais.[23]