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Twiggy Biography

Birth Name:
Lesley Hornby
Birth Place:
Neasden, London, England
Model, actor, reality-show judge, singer

Fast Facts

  • Was given the nickname Twiggy by former boyfriend/manager Justin de Villeneuve
  • Found major popularity after being called the "Face of 1966" by U
  • K
  • newspaper the Daily Express
  • Released Twiggy: An Autobiography in 1971
  • Made her West End stage debut in the 1974 production of Cinderella
  • Scored a Top 20 single in the U
  • K
  • with the song "Here I Go Again" in 1976
  • Designed a clothing line sold through the catalog Littlewoods


  • 1972Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: winner
  • 1972Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: winner