Deva Cassel

Deva Cassel
Deva Cassel
Birth date:
(19 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Rome, Italy
5'10 ft ()
123 lb (56 kg)
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The Biography of Deva Cassel

Vincent Cassel's and Monica Bellucci's eldest daughter, Deva, was destined for an extraordinary life from childhood. Deva graced the cover of a glossy magazine before she was even born, thanks to her mother's "pregnant" photoshoot in 2004. At the time, no one could have imagined that modeling for fashion magazines would become routine for Deva.

At 14, Deva stunned the world when she appeared at Fashion Week in 2019. The tall, dark-haired beauty with captivating eyes and full lips, inheriting the best features of her parents, charmed everyone at first sight. Prestigious publications called her "the new muse of Italian fashion," and Dolce & Gabbana offered her a lucrative contract. That moment marked the beginning of the girl's astounding career.
In the photo: Deva Cassel
In the photo: Deva Cassel
By 2024, Deva had already become a recognized Italian supermodel, participating in the top fashion shows. Zara and Sisley chose her as their face, and Dior named her the new ambassador of the company's fashion and cosmetic lines.

By that time, Deva's repertoire included not only ad campaigns and catwalks but also acting in films. After starring in the feature film "The Beautiful Summer," she acted in the series "The Leopard," set to premiere in the fall of 2024. The project was compared to "Downton Abbey" and "The Crown."

Early Years

Deva Cassel became the first child of famous actors Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. She was born on September 12, 2004, in Rome. Six years later, her sister Leonie was born.

During those years, the family moved frequently due to Cassel's and Bellucci's busy schedules. Deva, along with Léonie, had to change educational institutions often, attending different schools in Paris, Rome, and London.

As a child, the eldest heiress of the Hollywood couple openly expressed her dislike for media attention, hence her hope to choose a non-public profession for herself. However, over time, her dream changed.

Deva grew up as a very creative girl and from an early age engaged in singing, drawing, and performing arts. Later on, the model often posted videos on social media where she played the guitar and performed her own songs.

Modeling Career

As Deva grew up, her unique beauty became apparent. In 2019, the 14-year-old daughter of actors made her first public appearance at Milan Fashion Week and amazed the world.

The sweet little girl turned into a true beauty. She inherited the best features from her father and mother: even adult women envied her thick hair, dreamy gaze, slender figure, high cheekbones, and plump lips. Deva was suspected of using fillers, but she denied any enhancements.

Representatives of Dolce & Gabbana quickly offered the young lady an advertising contract. In 2020, Cassel became the face of their fragrances Dolce Shine and Dolce Rose. The press showered the model with compliments: Elle France recognized her as "the new muse of Italian fashion" and arranged a photoshoot for her.

Deva began appearing on magazine covers, making her mother proud. Monica Bellucci shared photos with her daughter on social media. "Long ago, you were a little girl. Time flies so fast!" the actress marveled.

In July 2021, Monica and Deva took part in a joint photoshoot for Vogue Italia. Cassel admitted that this shoot brought them closer together, as the last time they posed together for a glossy magazine was in 2004: the model referred to a Vanity Fair shot where a pregnant and naked Bellucci appeared. "Seeing my pregnant and so happy mother is still very exciting for me. I always liked those photos," said the model.

Moreover, with this photoshoot, Deva wanted to show that she was ready to embark on a solo career, especially since she was not short of work offers. She signed a contract with the modeling agency Karin Models, which her mother had worked with.

At the end of 2021, Cassel first walked the runway, participating in a Dolce & Gabbana show in Venice. After that, experts predicted a bright future for her in the fashion world, anticipating that she would eventually surpass Monica in popularity.

These forecasts were partly realized by 2022: Deva appeared in the news and on magazine covers far more often than Bellucci. Moreover, she became a regular at social events, after which each of her fashion looks was meticulously analyzed by the press.

In spring 2023, Cassel starred in the advertising campaign for Dolce Violet perfume. The model, in stunning outfits, danced to soft music on the streets of Milan. By the end of the year, Deva became the face of the mass-market brand Zara and appeared in the company's looks.

She also became an ambassador for the brand Sisley. Additionally, Cassel participated in shows for Coperni, Jacquemus, and Alberta Ferretti.

Acting Career

In 2023, the film "The Beautiful Summer," directed by Laura Luchetti, was released, featuring Deva Cassel in one of the leading roles. The movie is an adaptation of the novel by the same name by Cesare Pavese.

"As a child, I often visited my parents on the set, and I was fascinated to see how an idea becomes tangible. Being part of a film project allowed me to experience intense moments that helped me grow," noted the model.

Cassel added that her parents closely followed her work but tried not to interfere with the filming process. After the premiere, critics highly praised the debutante's performance.

Deva Cassel's Personal Life

Deva managed to maintain a warm relationship with both parents after their divorce in 2013. Moreover, Cassel warmly welcomed her father's new partner (in 2018, Vincent Cassel married model Tina Kunakey). When a daughter, Amazonie, was born into their union a year later, Deva happily spent time with her younger sister and maintained a connection with her even after her father's separation from her stepmother in 2023.

Cassel preferred to keep her personal life private. However, the press uncovered her relationship with model Luka Salandra back in 2019. The young man posted joint photos with the star family's heir on social networks, and paparazzi frequently caught the couple in passionate kisses on the streets. Salandra attended fashion shows featuring Deva to support her.

However, in 2023, fans noticed that the young man had deleted all the photos with his partner from his page. Rumors of the couple's breakup started circulating, which turned out to be true. In October of the same year, it became known that Cassel had started a romance with actor Saul Nanni. Apparently, their relationship started on the set of the series "Leopard," and the model left Salandra for the new beau.

In January 2024, Deva and Saul made their first public appearance together, attending Paris Haute Couture Week.

Deva Cassel Now

In the first three months of 2024, Deva managed to feature in Numero Magazine and Spanish ELLE. In March, the brand Dior named the 19-year-old Cassel as its new ambassador. She has become the face of the company's fashion and cosmetic lines. "I have always had immense respect for the house of Dior, and the feminine and sophisticated image they convey has always been my dream," the young woman shared her emotions.

She first appeared in the advertising campaign for the Dior Beauty summer collection of 2024, which launched on April 1st. The brand's representatives called the model a rising star of her generation and expressed confidence that she will bring freshness and diversity to the company.

In September 2024, the Netflix platform is set to release the series "The Leopard," in which Deva played the lead role of Angelica Sedara. The series is a remake of the iconic 1963 movie featuring Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale.

The project's plot is based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The film highlighted the revolutionary events in Sicily in the 1860s. Film critics have compared the upcoming premiere to series like "Downton Abbey" and "The Crown." "Working on 'The Leopard' was an important experience that taught me a lot, but it was also very challenging," Cassel admitted.

After filming the series, the star decided to take a break from acting and focus on fashion. Deva did not hide her dream of creating her own capsule clothing collection in collaboration with one of the brands.

Interesting Facts

  • Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci chose the beautiful name Deva for their daughter for a reason: it means "divine" in Sanskrit.
  • Cassel loves junk food. He can't resist pizza, especially the Pepperoni and Margherita varieties.