Twiggy

British model, actress, singer

Dame Leslie Lawson DBE (born Leslie Hornby 19 September 1949, in London, England) is an English actress, fashion model and singer, known professionally as Twiggy.[1] Her childhood nickname Twiggy came from her thin legs.[2] In the 1960s, when she first became famous she weighed only 6.5 stone (91 lb).[2]


Lesley Lawson

Ken Russell and Twiggy on set of The Boyfriend.jpg
Ken Russell and Twiggy on set of The Boy Friend (1971)
Born
Lesley Hornby

(1949-09-19) 19 September 1949 (age 70)
Neasden, Middlesex, England
Other namesTwiggy
Occupation
  • Model
  • actress
  • singer
Years active1966–present
Spouse(s)
Michael Witney
(m. 1977; died 1983)

Leigh Lawson
(m. 1988)
Children1
Modelling information
Height5'6 (168cm)
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue
AgencyModels 1

As an actress, she starred in The Boy Friend, and had featured roles in The Blues Brothers and Young Charlie Chaplin. She recently appeared as herself, on America's Next Top Model, as one of the judges.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Twiggy Biography". Bio/A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jess Cartner-Morley (18 September 2009). "Twiggy at 60: 'It's amazing I didn't go stark raving bonkers'". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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