Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne chooses Angelina Jolie as her #GirlHero Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

Cara Delevingne has declared her support for Angelina Jolie amid the latter's highly publicised divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt. In a powerful Instagram post, the Suicide Squad actress expressed her appreciation for the Maleficent star and called her "my #GirlHero."

Without mentioning the former Hollywood power couple's ongoing divorce battle, she praised Jolie's humanitarian efforts and lauded her for transforming her "pain into power".

"My admiration for Angelina Jolie is endless," the 24-year-old captioned a picture of Jolie she shared on the image sharing website as part of the United Nations' Girl Up campaign.

"I also admire anyone who transforms their pain into power. I admire unruly activists. I admire her continued involvement with the UN as a goodwill ambassador. She is ruthless, determined and unforgiving in her efforts to make a difference for Refugees. She also inspired me to follow my dreams into acting and have higher goals of one day becoming a director. I have chosen her as my #GirlHero today! Take action today with @girlupcampaign and let me know who your #GirlHero is.

The English fashion model and actress has also shared images of feminist Gloria Steinem and Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel.

"Gloria Steinem had perseverance. Her fight for gender & race equality is cemented in our history. Her name will never be forgotten. As a woman in media, I owe a lot to Gloria Steinem. She was unforgiving in her fight. She was a leader. To this day she is dedicated to a brighter future for all. We are forever grateful to her and her work," Delevingne wrote on the image sharing website.

What is United Nations' Girl Up campaign:

Girl Up is a unique movement by the UN to raise funds in order to help "the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl." The movement aims at ensuring that adolescent girls can go to school, see a doctor, participate in their communities, and live free from violence.

The campaign aims at empowering girls in order to end poverty, strengthen communities, and build a more just and peaceful world.