Twiggy fashion model
September 19, 1949
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
31-23-32 in | 78-58-82 cm
51 kg | 112 pounds
9 US | 40 EU
Lesley Lawson known by the nickname "Twiggy" was born in Neasden, Middlesex, London, England, on September 19, 1949, is a English supermodel and actress.
She was discovered at the age of 16, by a fashion journalist from the Daily Express.
She was one of the world's first supermodels in the 1960s.
Twiggy was named the face of 1966, by the Daily Express newspaper.
Attended the Brondesbury and Kilburn High School.
Has an older sister, Shirley.
She hosted her own series Twiggy's People.
She is known as a supporter of animal rights organizations.
Featured with David Bowie on the cover of his "Pin Ups" album (1973).
She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2019.
She dated Justin de Villeneuve (1966-1973).
She was married to American actor Michael Witney (1977-1983), they have one daughter, Carly.
She married Leigh Lawson in 1988.
Lives in London.
She made her big screen debut in musical comedy film The Boy Friend (1971) in role as Polly Browne, for which she won two Golden Globe Awards: for Best Actress in a Motion Picture and Most Promising Newcomer.
She made her Broadway debut in musical "My One and Only" (1983), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
The Blues Brothers (1980) musical comedy in role as Chic Lady, opposite Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi
Madame Sousatzka (1988) British drama in role as Jenny, opposite Shirley MacLaine
W (1974) thriller in role as Katie Lewis
There Goes the Bride (1980) comedy in role as Polly Perkins
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) British gothic horror in role as Jennie Bailey, with Timothy Dalton and Jonathan Pryce
Club Paradise (1986) comedy in role as Phillipa Lloyd, opposite Robin Williams and Peter O'Toole
Istanbul (1989) thriller in role as Maud
Woundings (1998) drama science Fiction in role as Viv, opposite Guy Pearce
Lucy in London (1966) comedy with Lucille Ball
The Little Match Girl (1986) musical in role as Josie Roberts
Sun Child (1988) drama in role as Fen Harris
The Diamond Trap (1988) action in role as Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson
Body Bags (1993) horror comedy in role as Cathy Matthews
ShakespeaRe-Told (2005) television miniseries in episode "The Taming of the Shrew", in role as Mrs. Minola
Heartbeat (1994) English police drama series in episode "A Winter's Tale", in role as Lady Janet Whitly
The Nanny (1994) CBS sitcom in episode "Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off", in role as Jocelyn Sheffield
Tales from the Crypt (1992) HBO horror anthology series in episode "The New Arrival" in role as Bonnie
Princesses (1991) CBS sitcom in role as Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue, in 8 episodes
Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989) biography drama musical series in role as Hannah Chaplin, in 6 episodes
Celebrity Playhouse (1981) drama series in role as Eliza Doolittle
Victorian Scandals (1976) drama history in episode "The Frontiers of Science", in role as Florence Cook
Dombey and Son (1969) British television serial in role as Diogenes
She has been featured on numerous magazine covers including Vogue, i-D Magazine and The Tatler.
L'Oreal, Tod's, Olay, Biba, Yardley, Oil of Olay, Ann Taylor, Marks & Spencer.
Represented by agencie London Models 1.
I was a very, very shy, insecure teenager.
There's no need to dress like everyone else. It's much more fun to create your own look.
I was always telling girls who said that they wanted to be the 'next' Kate Moss or the 'next' Gisele that it wasn't possible, because the 'next' girl wasn't going to look like anybody else; she would be somebody unique. If you look at all the great models... they all have an individual look.
The trick is to find the style that is right for you. When it comes to trying new clothes, my advice is not to take it too seriously - it's all about having fun.
I've always loved life, and I've never known what's ahead. I love not knowing what might be round the corner. I love serendipity.
I love exercise, but I find it boring doing the same thing all the time, so I fluctuate between going to the gym, doing Pilates, and taking dance lessons.
Being a grown-up woman doesn't mean you can't look beautiful, individual and different.