Lily-Rose Depp is making waves of her own. She’s stepping out of the shadows of her two famous parents, Johnny Depp and French actress Vanessa Paradis. She’s proving to the world that she’s a talent in her own right — not only as a model, but also as an actress.
Here are all of the things you need to know about Lily-Rose Depp right now.
1. Europe it is!
With an American father and a French mother, Depp has been fortunate to have been raised in Los Angeles and France throughout much of her life. She does have a preference, and it isn’t the good old USA.
“There’s something more personable in Europe than there is here,” she saidin a recent interview with Natalie Portman for CR Fashion Book. “In the States, there’s more of a façade that I see people putting on. For me, the French culture is richer.”
Politics is also another reason she would rather live in Europe. She doesn’t seem to be a fan of the current administration in the U.S., because she feels the tumultuous nature of the country right now.
“It’s also easy to prefer Europe given the present state of things. I would have been nicer to America a year ago,” she said to CR Fashion Book. “The way politics is going, it’s hard for me to sit down and point out all the things that I love about America.”
Depp did give an Instagram send-off to President Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama when they left office in January.
3. Racy photos
Johnny Depp’s little girl is no longer little. In CR Fashion Book’s recent edition, the 18-year-old Lily-Rose Depp is proving she’s an adult now with steamy topless photos and sultry stares at the camera. Her fashion career is taking off, and she’s willing to take risks when it comes to sexy shoots like this one.
4. Karl Lagerfeld’s muse
In 2016, the then 16-year-old was named the face of Chanel’s new perfume, No.5 L’Eau. Her role has expanded to fashion icon for the brand, and she’s become a muse to fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. The duo is often seen together on the runway and on magazine covers.
5. Loyal to family
After her dad had a very public breakup with ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp made sure to support him any way she could. During the height of the media frenzy, Depp posted an excerpt from a People magazine article about her father being reportedly exonerated by police in his domestic dispute with Heard. There was no caption to the post. She let the photo speak for itself.
6. Budding movie star
Depp is fluent in English and French, so her acting career has taken her in two directions — artsy French films like La Danseuse (which means “the dancer” in English) and the upcoming Kevin Smith comedy, Moose Jaws. Thanks to longtime family friend Harley Quinn Smith, Kevin Smith’s daughter, this will be their third movie together. Having celebrity friends in the filmmaking biz sure is helpful, but Depp continues to find her own path and prove her talent each time.
7. Eating disorder
Depp admitted in an October 2016 interview that she suffered from anorexia when she was younger, but it is still a daily fight for her to stay healthy.
“It hurts a lot and depresses me because I have spent a lot of energy fighting the disease. I was much younger when I faced anorexia. It was very difficult to deal with it. All who are familiar with this problem know how difficult it is to return to a normal life,” she told French Elle. “I have battled this eating disorder for a long time and am very proud of the results that I have achieved.” [Editor’s note: Translated from the original article, which was conducted in French.]
8. Flexible joints
You have to see the British Vogue video to believe it, but Depp has very flexible joints. From her fingers that bend backward to her toes that crack on command, she is even seen in the clip giving her neck an adjustment. Perhaps all of those crazy modeling poses help her create a symphony of sounds!