Cara Delevingne

by natalia on August 11, 2013

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Birth Name: Cara Jocelyn Delevingne

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 12 August, 1992

Ethnicity: English, as well as 1/16th Welsh, 1/16th Ashkenazi Jewish, small amounts of Dutch, German, French, Scottish, distant Irish and Jersey [Channel Islander], 1/256 Portuguese

Cara Delevingne is an English model, actress, and singer. She is the daughter of Pandora Anne (Stevens) and Charles Hamar Delevingne, a property developer, and the sister of Poppy Delevingne, a model and socialite.

Most of her ancestry is English, along with a Welsh great-great-grandfather, a Dutch-born great-great-grandfather, and an Ashkenazi Jewish great-great-grandfather. She also has a small amount of German, French, and Scottish, ancestry, distant Irish and Jersey [Channel Islander] roots, and 1/256th Portuguese ancestry.

It appears that Cara’s patrilineal line traces back to a man named John Baptist Delevingne. The surname may originate in France, but if so, Cara’s French ancestry is distant.

Cara’s paternal grandfather was Edward Dudley Delevingne (the son of Edward Charles Delevingne and Jessie Marion/Marian Homan). Cara’s grandfather Edward was born in Wandsworth, London. Cara’s great-grandfather Edward was born in France, the son of Edward Sugden Delevingne, and, most likely, Mary Elizabeth Langheinrich. Jessie was the daughter of James Frederick Homan and Edith Mary Hibberdine.

Cara’s paternal grandmother was the Hon. Angela Margo Hamar Greenwood (the daughter of Thomas Hamar Greenwood, 1st Viscount Greenwood, and of Margery Spencer, Viscountess Greenwood, DBE). Angela was born in Kensington, London. Thomas was born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, to a Welsh father, John Hamar Greenwood, and Charlotte Churchill Hubbard. Cara’s great-grandfather was Chief Secretary for Ireland, from 1920 to 1922. Cara’s great-grandmother Margery was the daughter of The Rev. Walter Spencer and Annie Elizabeth Hudson.

Cara’s maternal grandfather was Sir Jocelyn Stevens (Jocelyn Edward Greville Stevens, the son of Major Charles Greville Bartlett Stewart-Stevens and Betty Hulton). Sir Jocelyn was born in Marylebone, London, and was a newspaper executive, a publisher of Queen magazine, and a chairman of the charity English Heritage. Charles was the son of Charles Edward Stevens and Evelyn Maud Coutts Fowlie. Cara’s great-grandmother Betty’s brother was magazine publisher and writer Edward George Warris Hulton. Betty was the daughter of Sir Edward George Stephen Hulton, 1st Baronet, who was a newspaper proprietor and thoroughbred racehorse owner, and of Millicent Warris (born Fanny Elizabeth Warriss/Wariss). Cara’s great-great-grandmother Millicent was a music hall artist, actress, and singer, known by the stage name Millie Lindon.

Cara’s maternal grandmother was Jane Armyne Sheffield (the daughter of John Vincent Sheffield and Ann Margaret Faudel-Phillips). Jane was born in Brentford, Middlesex. John was the son of Sir Berkeley Digby George Sheffield, 6th Baronet, and of Julia/Julie Mary/Marie de Tuyll van Serooskerken, who was Dutch, born in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Cara’s great-grandmother Ann Margaret Faudel-Phillips was the daughter of Sir Lionel Lawson Faudel Faudel-Phillips, 3rd Baronet, and of Armyne Evelyn Gordon. Cara’s great-great-grandfather Sir Lionel was the son of Jewish parents, Sir George Faudel-Phillips, 1st Baronet, and Helen Levy. Cara’s great-great-great-grandfather Sir George was Lord Mayor of London (1896/1897), as was Sir George’s father, Benjamin Samuel Phillips (1865/1866). Their families were Jewish emigrants from Germany, Poland, and possibly other countries, and had settled in England in the 1700s and 1800s. Cara’s matrilineal great-great-grandmother Armyne had English, Scottish, and some Irish, ancestry, and was the daughter of Granville Armyne Gordon and Charlotte D’Olier Roe.

Sources: Genealogies of Cara Delevingne –

Obituary of Cara’s maternal grandfather, Sir Jocelyn Stevens –

Obituary of Cara’s maternal great-grandfather, John Vincent Sheffield –

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 28, 2017 at 8:12 pm

according to this tree, Betty Stevens Hulton was the daughter of Sir Edward George Stephen Hulton, 1st Baronet, and of Princess Nika Yourievitch

follers July 29, 2017 at 4:42 am

Princess Nikita was Delevingne’s great-great-aunt, married to her great-great-uncle Edward George Warris Hulton.

madman January 2, 2017 at 10:32 am
martin February 16, 2016 at 1:43 am

Her last name comes from an obvious ancient anagraphic misspelling of Delevigne or Delle Vigne either from France or Italy.

martin February 16, 2016 at 1:56 am

Also… “Delle vigne” or “De le vigne” means “of the vineyards” or “of the grapevine”
Indicates one of her ancestors was a vine farmer, maybe also a wine maker.
Famous bearer of the Italian version is diplomat Pier Delle Vigne.

andrew July 28, 2017 at 8:12 pm
NextHlywdartistpredictedbypastor August 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

@follers how to count in quarters?. If my great-great-grandparents were English immigrants how would you put this in quartes?, please and thanks

follers August 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I’m not sure I understand the question. If two of your great-great-grandparents were English, you are of 1/8th English descent, or of .5/4 English descent.

ethnicitiies April 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

You would be 6.25% English from those relatives.

cwm85 July 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

Her surname is english?

A user July 25, 2015 at 4:51 pm

It may be of french norman origin.

cwm85 July 25, 2015 at 6:55 pm

That’s what I was thinking but her french ancestry is low compared to her other ethnic groups.

A user August 27, 2015 at 4:28 pm

It was probably from centuries ago.

neiltennant July 18, 2015 at 11:32 am
Princess June 12, 2015 at 7:20 am

I thought this was Robbie Williams’ (that English singer) sister or something, she looks like him.

neiltennant July 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

she is the same type brit/irish like robbie williams

crunty February 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

I have read some daft comments in my time on here, but these two really take the biscuit. Delevingne as a surname is very rare in England, the few times it is found will be in Dorset and London.

tinasheeeee August 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Her eyebrows are hideous bushes.

pagp13 August 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Where is the Irish coming from?

follers August 7, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Cara’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Charlotte D’Olier Roe, was the daughter of an Irish-born father, Henry Roe (born in Dublin). I don’t know if he was an Irish Catholic, though.

strawberry20 May 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

where’s her french proof ancestor?

follers May 27, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Her great-grandfather Edward Charles Delevingne was born in France, the son of Edward Sugden Delevingne.

I think Edward Charles was of at least part English descent, but given his French birthplace and the surname “Delevingne”, I’m sure he had French ancestry as well.

American May 27, 2014 at 2:09 am

I meant Kristen vs Kirsten, Janie vs Jane and 100s of similar sounding names but could mean entirely different person.

eldiablo1313 January 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Omg her eyebrows tho

ashash January 9, 2014 at 11:22 am

She is mixed-race like most British aristocrats.

93.75% white
6.25% Jewish

ashash January 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

She is also the fifteenth cousin of follers, Steven Spielberg, Natalie Portman, Jesse Eisenberg, Bar Refaeli, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Seth Green because she is 1/16th Jewish. :)

follers January 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

What about to James Wolk and Logan Lerman?

ashash January 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Them too.

follers January 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

How closely is Cara related to Chace Crawford, though?

Or to Dylan O’Brien?

ashash January 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

She is not related to them at all.

follers January 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Why not? Cara, Chace, and Dylan all have English ancestry. They would have to be cousins at some level, though not as close as Ashkenazi Jews are to each other.

J420 October 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

Firstly Jewish is an ethno-religious identity.
Secondly she is White. Stop confusing ethnicity with race you uneducated fucking morons.

lanadelrey February 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

Jewish people are white, so she is 100% white.

strawberry20 November 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm

i thought she had bit polish and russian when i first saw it maybe got changed

follers November 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

It did say that before on this page, but it isn’t true. I don’t know where the claim came from originally.

follers November 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Oh, actually, she does have a Jewish maternal great-great-grandfather, whose family came from Prussia, Poland, and other places.

ashash November 11, 2013 at 10:21 pm

This is awesome. :]

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