The Untold Truth Of Lily-Rose Depp

Actor Johnny Depp is one of the most famous entertainers of current times. He has made dozens of films, been the focal point of countless teenage dreams and fantasies, and starred at the center of newsworthy headlines. While he is known by the masses for his movies and good looks, his children Lily-Rose Depp and son Jack simply know him as dad.

Depp and his former partner, Vanessa Paradis, prioritized keeping their beloved children somewhat sheltered from high-profile Hollywood living, but now that the kids are grown and flown, they make their own choices and call their own shots. Son Jack has chosen to fly under the radar, steering clear from living his life on display, but daughter Lily-Rose has decided that entertaining — acting, specifically — is what she was meant to do. "I wanted to be a singer, but once I started acting, I felt so comfortable. Now all I want to do is act," she revealed to Harper's Bazaar

Still only in her 20s, Lily-Rose Depp is a budding career woman, devoted family member, and a beauty and style icon – but she is also so much more. There are so many untold truths and intricate layers to this fascinating woman, who is as bold and brilliant as she is beautiful.

Lily-Rose Depp loves low-key living

Lily-Rose Depp is the only daughter of famed actor Johnny Depp and French singer and model Vanessa Paradis. Raising children while dually being international entertainers isn't an easy feat, but Depp and Paradis made it a priority to shelter their two children from public scrutiny during their childhoods. Of her quiet-by-Hollywood-standards upbringing, Lily-Rose told The Sun, "My parents did a great job of giving me and my brother the most private upbringing we could have. So to value your private life and to keep it for yourself has always been important to me."

As an adult, Lily-Rose has continued to covet her privacy while balancing life as a rising actor and model. Because her parents made it their mission to shield the Depp kids from the public, Lily-Rose still feels no need to overshare her business with the outside world. When asked in an interview with The Face if her penchant for privacy makes her come across as dull and whether that concerns her, Lily-Rose Depp responded with, "No, I don't care, honestly," she replies, unconcerned. ​"I would rather people think I'm boring than people know too much about my life. I'll be boring any day."

While other 20-somethings breaking into the biz are out partying, Lily-Rose leans into her low-key lifestyle sharing with CR Fashion Book that home is her happy place, and friends, flicks, and food trump late nights out.

Lily-Rose Depp is following in her father's footsteps

Lily-Rose has acting in her DNA. How can she not when she is the progeny of the great Johnny Depp? While being an actor was not on her childhood radar, a five-minute role in a small movie called "Tusk" made something in the then 14-year-old's mind click. She told Buro that the minor acting gig "led me to start thinking that acting was what I wanted to do because of how free and happy playing a character made me feel inside. I wasn't expecting that." 

Her famous parents weren't expecting it, either. Of her break into the entertainment business, Johnny Depp told German magazine Gala (via HuffPost), "To be honest, I'm quite worried. What's happening with Lily-Rose right now isn't what I expected. Definitely not at this age. But these are her passions and she's having fun." She shared with Buro that her ever-cool parents support her quest to create visual art onscreen and are there if she needs them, but she makes it a point to pave her own path and make it on her own.

Since "Tusk," Lily-Rose has taken that spark she felt as a young teen in front of the cameras and run with it. To date, she has had acting roles in "Yoga Hosers," "The Planetarium," "The King," "The Dancer," and "A Faithful Man," to name a few. At this rate, she might end up surpassing her father's film career.

She also takes after her mother

Lily-Rose Depp's mother is the talented and beautiful Vanessa Paradis. Paradis is known worldwide for her modeling prowess and her singing chops. Daughter Lily-Rose can walk a runaway as well as her French maman and, like mom, possesses a passion for song.

Paradis became an entertainment sensation at 14 years old with her 1991 hit single "Joe Le Taxi." Lily-Rose Depp told The Sun, "When I was little, I wanted to be a singer, just because I wanted to be like Mum. Every little girl wants to be like her mum." While young Ms. Depp didn't take to the microphone, she did turn to another one of her mother's talents. Paradis commanded the modeling world in the '90s as the "It" girl for Chanel. She was the spokeswoman for CoCo Perfume and was often regarded as fashion genius Karl Lagerfeld's muse. As acting is in Lily-Rose's DNA, fashion and modeling run through her veins as well. At only 16 years old, Lily-Rose Depp earned the coveted title of spokesperson for Chanel's fall 2015 eyewear collection, Pearl. The following year she was chosen as Chanel's face for Chanel No.5 L'Eau. 

The Chanel brand is close to Lily-Rose's heart. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Lily-Rose Depp expounded on her connection with the brand, "I have so many memories of just stealing my mom's Chanel things from her closet when I was a baby — and my mom and my grandmother always wore Chanel perfume."

Lily-Rose Depp is the apple of her famous father's eye

Johnny Depp adores his kids, and his baby girl is his everything! Early on, he tried to put his feelings on fatherhood into words while speaking to "CBS This Morning," "She's everything. The baby is everything. It's so amazing, my little family, it's just so believable. It's the only thing that's ever happened to me, really. The only thing. Everything else is smoke." He gushed to the interviewer that since his daughter was born, he's been on cloud nine, as he never was before. Yep, babies will do that to you, Johnny!

As Lily-Rose Depp has budded into a bright, talented individual, her father's confidence in his daughter has only grown. The actor told People, "Lily's really together. She's a sharp kid and one of the smartest human beings I have ever met. Whatever she is doing, if she needs any advice, I'm there for her. Kids are going to make their own decisions, but I guess that the only thing you can do as a parent is to offer support. And I do."

Lily-Rose feels similar sentiments towards her daddy. "My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same," she said in a now-deleted Instagram post (via The International News,) following her father's high profile legal case against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Lily-Rose Depp has dated some really beautiful people

In 2015 Lily-Rose Depp announced that she was sexually fluid. Her announcement was a part of the Self Evident Truths campaign, per Bustle. Depp explained her thoughts and perspective on sexual identity to Nylon Magazine. "You don't have to label yourself because it's not set in stone. It's so fluid, and there's so much pressure on kids to label themselves and say, 'This is what I am, this is what I like.' I was just trying to say that it's unnecessary; you don't need to label yourself."

So she doesn't feel that she needs to lock herself down to a specific gender, but she seems to have a type when it comes to romantic interests — and that type is the beautiful type. Depp has dated some seriously good-looking people in the short span of time she has been of dating age. Count the likes of Ash Stymest, Timothée Chalamet, and Austin Butler among the ranks of those lucky enough to keep her company for a spell.

Since November 2021, the young actor has been linked to Yassine Stein. The two have much in common, other than being strikingly good-looking. Per In Touch, Stein also works in the entertainment industry, but in music, not acting. Like his famous girlfriend, he was also born across the pond (she in France, and he in Morocco.)

She has fought her fair share of health battles

Just because Lily-Rose was born to entertainment royalty and is taking the acting world by storm these days doesn't mean she hasn't had her fair share of hard knocks. When Lily was seven years old, she became gravely ill with E. Coli food poisoning that caused her kidneys to shut down (via Today). During that scary time, Depp's parents kept close to her side. Her father, Johnny Depp, told viewers of "The Graham Norton Show" that when his daughter was ill was the darkest time in his life, and the actor has certainly known some dark times. 

She fought once more for her health during her teenage years, but this time it was an eating disorder that had taken hold of her. She revealed her struggle with French Elle (Per Hello,) explaining that when she would see comments on social media about her weight and appearance, she would become distraught. "It hurts a lot and depresses me because I have spent a lot of energy fighting the disease." Lily-Rose Depp shared that she did suffer from anorexia in her younger years and fought her way to a space that she is now very proud of. 

Depp has been open with her mental health management, especially anxiety. Per W Magazine, the actor feels the least amount of anxiety when she is on camera. This is because when she is in character, she is someone entirely different and can literally step outside of herself. 

If you need help with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association website or contact NEDA's Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).

Lily-Rose Depp doesn't lean into social media

Lily-Rose Depp has come of age amid the social media generation. That said, she chooses to go against the grain and stay away from social media as much as possible. She isn't alone in this. Other young "it-moment" entertainers in film, like Millie Bobby Brown, Tom Holland, and Lili Reinhart, are choosing not to lean into social media as well. Sure, she is in the virtual space, and plenty of people follow her, but she isn't a die-hard tweeter or "gram-girl."

Depp explained her views on the matter in her Harper's Bazaar interview. "I definitely try and steer clear of letting it take up too much space in my life because I think that that can be pretty unhealthy. And obviously, my generation specifically has a very particular relationship with social media. I find it overwhelming sometimes, so I don't post all the time. There's two sides to the fact that everyone can say whatever they want." 

In the interview, the wise-beyond-her-years star takes a moment to credit social media regarding activism and praises its ability to get important messages across to the masses. She shows her level-headed approach to life as she knows that when it comes to social media, there are pros and cons, but Depp chooses to limit her engagement with it, which is very in line with her being.

High school dropout

While some famous actors are college-educated, others choose to forego formal schooling and channel all of their energy into their creative crafts. Lily-Rose Depp left her college-prep school at 16 to better pursue her passions of acting and modeling. 

Depp said in a Vogue interview that her famous parents were supportive of the decision as both Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis also left traditional schooling as teens. Depp proves she is a woman with a firm point of view and perspective as she explained her stance on the traditional education system to The Face. ​"I think that the American school system puts a lot of pressure on kids, so if you don't go to college, then you won't be successful, or you won't have a good life, or you won't realize your dreams. That's a really dangerous pressure to put on kids. And also a false one; there's no truth to that. Everybody has their own path. And, for some people, it's college. What's been important to me, always, but especially since I've left school, is to never stop learning." 

Just because Depp doesn't have a degree doesn't mean she isn't intelligent or invested in learning. The actor revealed to Vogue that she loves to read and research anything and everything that sparks her interest. Depp has devoured the pages of "Catcher in the Rye," Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood," and Yuval Harari's "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," to name a few books that grace her shelves.

The girl knows her beauty basics

Lily-Rose Depp might as well have a Ph.D. in beauty basics. How can she not when she is essentially runway royalty? Depp doesn't mess around when it comes to what she puts on her face — she is a woman who knows what she wants and knows what she likes. This attitude extends to her skin and makeup regime. Her philosophy is that beauty begins with early maintenance. She explained her thinking to Elle. "I think that the younger you start to take care of your skin, the better. Your skin will thank you for it later. I've always tried to take care of my skin ever since I was 14, 15." She explained that her simple approach to caring for her skin stems from her mother's influence. Depp claims simple skincare is a very "French" way of living. 

Depp is also a big believer in a few essential beauty products that help her achieve a luminous glow and pretty pout. Per Marie Claire, SPF is an absolute daily must for the actor, as is lipstick and eyeliner. Of course, she is also a perfume lover, which makes sense considering her family lineage with Chanel fragrances. While Depp is a pro at taking care of her looks, she does have pesky habits. She disclosed to Vogue that she has been a nail-biter since childhood.

Lily-Rose Depp is a bilingual beauty

With an American father and French-born mother, it only made sense for Lily-Rose Depp to grow up fluent in both languages and in tune with both cultures. As for which one she identifies with best, it seems a clear tie. She told Harper's Bazaar that she feels "so connected to my French roots and my American roots. I'm connected to both cultures. I feel very lucky to speak both." Per Interview Magazine, when Depp is with her American family, she speaks English, and when with the French, she speaks French. Someday, if she has children of her own, she will choose to raise them bilingual also, honoring both sides of her family. 

She also told Interview Magazine that while she loves both of her cultural influences equally, her sense of humor strikes her as more American. She has also been told that when she speaks French, her intonation is higher in pitch than when she speaks English. When asked how being part of two cultures affects her ability to tap into character and access her emotions, she explained that emotion is emotion, and it is a universal concept, not a culturally specific one, in her opinion. 

She is tight with her brother

Lily-Rose Depp has one brother who shares her father and mother. During their 14-year courtship, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis had their two beloved children. Interestingly enough, neither Depp nor Paradis went on to have children with subsequent partners, nor did they have offspring before their relationship. Hence, it looks like it will just be Lily-Rose and Jackie Boy forever! That is perfectly fine with Lily-Rose Depp as she adores her younger sibling. She posted a sweet tribute to her bro via Instagram, honoring him on his 18th birthday. The birthday shoutout read, "My little baby Jackie is 18. My baby bro, my heart and soul, happy birthday. I love you SO MUCH!

While the pair are cool in their adult years, this wasn't always the case. Back when the pair was in school, Lily-Rose's brother, who is three years her junior, gave her the cold shoulder. She told Interview Magazine, "My brother and I are three years apart, so there were moments where we overlapped at the same school. Not that he wanted anything to do with me. He was like, 'Don't even come talk to me with your friends.' And I was like, 'You don't want the cool older girls to come talk to you? What's wrong with you?' [Laughs] But we're best buds now."

Celebrity kids they might be, but in terms of sibling relationships, they are pretty normal sounding. 

How much is Lily-Rose Depp worth?

The multitalented Lily-Rose Depp celebrated her 23rd birthday in 2022. She is young, stunning, multitalented, and already a millionaire. While she might not be on par with the likes of young, rich celebs like Kylie Kardashian (but honestly — who really is?), she still has plenty of cash to her name. Per Celebrity Net Worth, Lily-Rose Depp is worth a cool $2 million. 

With her modeling contracts and film roles only growing, this number is bound to rise. She is still young, driven, and talented, and it's safe to say that the world is her oyster. Ms. Depp is clearly on the path to living the life of the rich and famous on her own terms with her own money (not that it hurts to have a father worth $150 million and a mother worth $100 million.) Perhaps by the time she reaches her parents' ages, she will be raking in even bigger bucks, surpassing their greatness. When it comes to wealth, Lily-Rose Depp's apple did not fall far from the money tree.