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Twiggy Lawson

Twiggy Lawson

Twiggy (born September 19, 1949) is a British actress, model and singer, now usually known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson.

Born Lesley Hornby in Neasden, a suburb of London, she became famous at the age of sixteen, under the influence of her boyfriend and manager, Justin de Villeneuve. Soon she was regarded as the face of swinging 1960s London, and gained her nickname from her stick-thin pubescent figure. As she matured, she ditched Villeneuve and broadened her horizons, appearing as an actress and singer, notably in Ken Russell's 1971 film version of The Boyfriend. Since then she has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, including Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, opposite Robert Powell, in a 1981 television production.

Her first marriage, to American actor, Michael Witney, ended with his sudden death. In 1988, she married the actor Leigh Lawson.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Twiggy Lawson Facts

Birth NameLeslie Hornby
Also known asTwiggy
OccupationActress, Model, Musician
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1949 (68)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceNeasden, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Twiggy Lawson compared to you?
Awards1972 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for The Boy Friend)

Selected Filmography

Madame Sousatzka
There Goes The Bride
Rescue From Gilligan's Island / There Goes The Bride
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