What You Never Knew About Lily-Rose Depp

Johnny Depp is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, so it's no surprise that his personal life is a popular topic of discussion. And while many celebrity kids go on to bask in the fame of their parents, Depp's daughter Lily-Rose is a little bit different. Though she has a HUGE following on Instagram and has already starred in quite a few feature films, she's managed to keep much of her life on the DL, telling Vogue, "I never like revealing too much about myself. Once you start giving people that look into your life, then they just want more and more." Despite her mysterious nature, here are a few facts we managed to unearth about upcoming star Lily-Rose. 

She's bilingual

Lily-Rose's mother is French actress and model Vanessa Paradis, so Lily-Rose spent much of her childhood shuttling between Paris and Los Angeles. In an interview with the Telegraph, Paradis stressed the fact that her children do not have American accents. Lily-Rose showcased her fluent French in interviews for the 2016 French film The Dancer during the Cannes Film Festival in 2016, and told W magazine her 2016 film Planetarium is "the first time [she] read a script all in French."

She contracted E. Coli when she was seven

According to The Daily Mail, the infection landed the young Depp in the hospital for three weeks. Her father explained to The Daily Mail, "They told us her kidneys had shut down and that she would be lucky to survive. For nine days we sat by her bed, and refused to move until she began to pull through."

She originally wanted to be a singer

Her mother is the voice behind French hit "Joe le Taxi," so it's no surprise Lily-Rose thought about following in Paradis' footsteps. And though she seems to be focusing on her film career now, there was a time when music was her passion; she even co-wrote a song on her mother's 2013 album Love Songs. Even Paradis told Telegraph that Lily-Rose was a "non-stop singer." Why did she choose a different path? Lily-Rose explained to Vanity Fair, "I wanted to be a singer, but once I started acting, I felt so comfortable. Now all I want to do is act."

Her parents weren't big on the idea of her entering the spotlight

When the Telegraph asked Paradis in 2013 how she would feel about her daughter following a similar career path, she confessed, "I'd rather for her to have time to be a kid. I mean, she already has such a spotlight on her just because of her parents." Likewise, Johnny Depp explained to The Daily Mail that "Her becoming an actress was never [my] dream or [sic] desire for her." We think it's safe to say he supports her dream now, since they appeared together in the film Yoga Hosers in 2016.

She's a high school dropout

As we've learned from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and plenty of other wildly successful artists and entrepreneurs, schooling doesn't always correlate with success. As a high school dropout, Lily-Rose might just be the next addition to that list. She told Buro 24/7 that when she decided on acting as a career, further schooling just didn't make much sense. "I realised after working on La Danseuse and Planetarium in Paris that it was impossible for me to pursue acting as a career and still attend classes and be able to do my homework," she explained. "If I'm serious about my decision to become an actress, I don't want to waste my time writing school papers and sitting in a classroom."

She's the face of Chanel No. 5 L'EAU

In 2016, Lily-Rose shared on Instagram that she would be working with fashion powerhouse Chanel. While this is her first fragrance campaign for Chanel, she's no stranger to the French brand. In fact, she told W magazine that she first met the iconic Karl Lagerfield when she was only eight, and her mother Vanessa Paradis also became a Chanel model as a teenager. In an interview with LOVE magazine, Lily-Rose gushed about Chanel's role in her life, saying, "Chanel has always been this big thing for me–there are baby pictures of me wearing my mom's Chanel pumps."

She considers herself sexually fluid

Lily-Rose made waves in 2015 when iO Tillett Wright announced on Instagram that Lily-Rose had joined the Self Evident Project, which describes itself as "a photographic document of 10,000 people in the USA that identify as ANYTHING OTHER than 100% straight." His caption declared that Lily-Rose "falls somewhere on the vast spectrum." The post confused a lot of people who thought she was coming out as gay, which Lily-Rose claims wasn't the point. She clarified in an interview with NYLON, "It was really misconstrued, that whole thing. A lot of people took it as me coming out, but that's not what I was trying to do. I was literally doing it just to say that you don't have to label your sexuality."

She has a love/hate relationship with social media

Though her Instagram following is bursting at the seams, Lily-Rose doesn't flaunt much over social media, telling LOVE magazine that it makes her stressed. "I first started using social media when I was 12 or something – not publicly, I had private accounts – but even since then people have been pretending to be me, and my brother," she explained. Her Instagram profile reflects this fear, as it includes a disclaimer in the bio: "This is my only form of social media! all other accounts (twitter, facebook, vine, snapchat, blog, etc.) are FAKE!"

We're bound to hear a lot more about the starlet in the future

Without many social media accounts, it's hard for the average fan to get a good glimpse into the young actress's life. However, with her upcoming film releases, Chanel contracts, and burgeoning success, Lily-Rose is certainly beginning to make a name for herself. And if she's anything like Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (which we think we're beginning to see is the case), we bet it won't be long before her name is everywhere.