With her own brilliance: Camila Morrone, the Emmy-nominated Argentine who was Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend but managed to forge her own name in Hollywood
Little by little, through small roles and a lot of presence, Camila Morrone managed to modify her letter of introduction, the one that during For a long time, he had written, instead of his name, “Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend”. Today, far from the Hollywood megastar and with a consolidated career, the Argentine can even add, to the list of series and films in which she participated, an Emmy nomination, the awards granted by the American Television Academy to distinguish to the best of last year’s production.
Who is the girl who went from modeling to the screen and who combined her Argentine roots with the most exclusive atmosphere of world show business?
Camila Morrone at the premiere of the Prime Video miniseries Everybody Loves Daisy Jones, in Los Angeles – Credits: @Jordan Strauss
Daughter of former model and professional photographer Máximo Morrone and actress Lucila Polak, Camila was born into a family where fashion, the seventh art and music were commonplace.
The Argentine couple moved to Los Angeles shortly before their arrival, on June 16, 1997, and never returned. An only child -Máximo and Lucila separated in 2006-, she graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 2015 and decided to focus her energies on the world of modeling.
Meanwhile, she grew up with the presence in her life of one of the most prominent artists of all time, Al Pacino, Lucila’s partner from 2008 to 2018. Camila also has very important figures in her family tree in her native country. his parents like his great-aunt, the Argentine-British pathologist Julia Polak and his maternal grandfather, the lawyer, professor, politician and writer Federico Polak. And although her document says that her nationality is American, in Argentina she feels at home: when she returns during the summer she takes the opportunity to enjoy the milanesas and the barbecue, spend time with her family and visit her friends, Oriana Sabatini and Julieta Novarro.
Leonardo Di Caprio and Camila Morrone
Although his career began long before he met Leonardo DiCaprio, the truth is that his name reached the front pages of newspapers and gossip magazines thanks to his relationship with the actor from The Wolf of Wall St.
Although she always preferred it low key, she couldn’t escape the paparazzi lens and the couple was first spotted during a trip to Aspen, Colorado. The public officialization came in the 2020 edition of the Oscars, when they sat together in the front row and did not hide their love.
Although many questioned the relationship due to the age difference -23 years – Camila did that he was never interested. “There are a lot of relationships in Hollywood, and in world history, where people have a big age difference. I think everyone should be able to date whoever they want,” she told the Los Angeles Times in December 2019. In addition, she assured that she was “frustrating” to be recognized, above all, because of her relationship with the actor. “I feel like there should always be your identity, regardless of who you hang out with. I understand the association, but I trust that the subject will be talked about less”, he was honest.
Camila Morrone’s Career
Camila Morrone and Leonardo DiCaprio at Coachella 2018
In September 2022, after four years of love and many shared trips, galas and musical events, they put an end to the relationship. There was no official announcement of the break and neither of them came out to make statements about it: it was enough with her walks with friends or his vacations with his mother and his friends around the Mediterranean to confirm the suspicions of a strong crisis between them.
Camila Morrone in the Chanel Haute Couture show at Paris Fashion Week – Credits: @Gentileza Chanel
Camila’s first steps in the world of work were as a model: after signing a contract with the IMG Models agency and becoming the cover of Vogue Turkey, He debuted with a big on the catwalks in 2017 when parading for Moschino. Abroad, she was the face of recognized brands such as Pink and Sephora, while in Argentina she starred in one of the Ay Not Dead campaigns. In the cinema, Camila made her debut in 2013 by James Franco in the film Bukowski. A year later, she returned to the set for the action film Death Wish opposite Bruce Willis and landed the lead role in Never Goin Back, Augustine Frizzell’s directorial debut. In 2019 he was Mickey Peck in Mickey and The Bears, and in 2020 Ruby Richman in Valley Girl.
Emmy Nomination: Everybody Loves Daisy Jones
Camila Morrone in the series Everybody Loves Daisy Jones
However, the real success came with the Prime Video series Everybody Loves Daisy Jones, where she put herself in the shoes of Camila Dunne and earned an Emmy Award nomination for supporting actress in a miniseries or movie made for TV. The series, based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, aspires to win 9 awards, including best miniseries, leading actress (Riley Keough) and best cast in a miniseries. “Nine Emmy nominations. The happiest and most grateful human of all time,” Morrone wrote this Wednesday on her Instagram account. “I would never have expected this in my wildest dreams. Wishing I could hug every single one of my castmates, crew, showrunners, writers right now. I will never forget this feeling.”