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Twiggy Bio

Who is Twiggy

English fashion model, actress, and singer known for her waif look during the 1960s who popularized the 'bob' haircut and heavy eye make up.

Early Life (Childhood)

She was born Lesley Hornby and was brought up in the northwest London suburb of Neasden. She attended Kilburn High School for Girls and made her own clothing.

Interesting Facts

She became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree. After modelling, Twiggy went on to enjoy a successful career as a screen, stage and television actress.

Personal Life

he married actor Michael Witney in 1977, but the marriage was ended prematurely after he died of a heart attack. The couple had a daughter together named Carly. She married Leigh Lawson in 1988.


In 1966, she was named "The Face of 1966" by the Daily Express[4] and voted British Woman of the Year. Was nominated for Broadway's 1983 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "My One and Only."