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Twiggy

Full / Real Name: Lesley Hornby
Born: 19 September 1949 (72 years old)
Gender: Female

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Twiggy is an English supermodel, actress and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson. A 1960s model known for her large eyes, long eyelashes and thin build, she is regarded as one of the most famous models of all time.

At age 17, Twiggy was internationally known as the world's first teenage supermodel. During her modeling career, she graced the covers of virtually every fashion magazine in the world, including Vogue, Elle, McCall's, Seventeen and Newsweek.

After officially retiring from modeling in 1970, Twiggy became an actress in film, stage and television.

Her film credits include The Boyfriend, The Doctor and the Devils, Madam Sousatzka and The Blues Brothers. Her television credits include The Little Match Girl, Young Charlie Chapman and her own ITV chat shows Twiggy's People and Take Time with Twiggy.

She was a judge of the reality competition television series America's Next Top Model, from 2005-2008.

She won two Golden Globe Awards for her role in Ken Russell's film The Boyfriend and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the award-winning Gershwin musical My One and Only.

She has also recorded several albums from country pop to Broadway musicals. Her latest, Midnight Blue, was released in 2004.

Twiggy is an ardent supporter of animal welfare, an anti-fur campaigner and is known for her support of breast cancer research groups.

She currently resides in London with her husband actor/director Leigh Lawson. They have two adult children.


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