The British supermodel-turned-actress, 23, was swarmed by photographers as she touched down at Los Angeles International Airport, and her appearance took away attention from Belgian action man Van Damme, who landed around the same time.

The Double Impact star mocked the snappers by playfully declaring his presence, saying, "Excuse me, excuse me, I'm more famous. I'm Jean-Claude Van Damme!"

In photos obtained by editors at DailyMail.co.uk, the 55-year-old was then pictured holding out his arms, motioning to his staff holding his luggage, to emphasise his point.

His stunt prompted a bemused Cara, who carried her own bags, to briefly turn and acknowledge the martial arts star as she swiftly headed for the exit.