|Twiggy Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1949|
Twiggy is an English model and British cultural icon of the 1960s who has appeared on magazine covers like Vogue, Elle, Tatler, etc. In addition, she is also an award-winning actress and singer known for her work in The Boy Friend (1971). She has more than 50k followers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook each.
Twiggy, Twigs (childhood nickname)
Neasden, Middlesex (formerly), England, United Kingdom
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Southwold, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Twiggy studied at the Brondesbury and Kilburn High School (now called Queens Park Community School).
Model, Actress, Singer
- Father – William Norman Hornby (Carpenter, Joiner)
- Mother – Nellie Lydia (née Reeman) (Worked at a Printing Firm)
- Siblings – Shirley Hornby (Older Sister), Vivien Hornby (Older Sister)
- Others – William Marbeck Hornby (Paternal Grandfather), Annie Garvey (Paternal Grandmother), Alfred Robert Reeman (Maternal Grandfather), Alice Grace Meadows (Maternal Grandmother), Ben Wiggins (Son-in-Law)
Twiggy is represented by –
- Peters Fraser + Dunlop (London)
- Models 1 (London)
- Mercury Records
- EMI Records
- Stage Door Records
- Ember Records
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Twiggy has dated –
- Justin de Villeneuve (1966-1973)
- Warren Beatty
- Michael Witney (1977-1983) – Twiggy married her co-star Michael Witney in 1977. They became parents to a daughter named Carly (b. 1978). Sadly, Witney died of a heart attack in 1983.
- Leigh Lawson (1984-Present) – Actor Leigh Lawson and Twiggy tied the knot on September 23, 1988, in Long Island.
Race / Ethnicity
She has English ancestry.
- ‘Bambi’ eyes
- Pixie haircut
Twiggy has endorsed the following brands –
- L’Oréal (2015)
- Honda Motorcycles (1980)
- Olay (1985-1987, 2009)
- Marks & Spencer (2005-2010)
- Silvikrin Shampoo (1990)
Twiggy Favorite Things
- Wine – Rosé
- Rouge – Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher
- Treat – Violet Creams
- Place In Britain – Lake District
- Airline – Virgin Atlantic
- Book – Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
- Author – William Somerset Maugham
- Designers – Bill Gibb, Ossie Clark, Barbara Hulanicki
- Fashion Eras – 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1960s
- Her name Twiggy comes from Twigs, a nickname given by her ex-boyfriend’s brother in reference to her thin legs.
- Twiggy considers supermodel Jean Shrimpton to be her ultimate idol.
- She was discovered as the ‘Face of 1966’ by the British tabloid, Daily Express.
- In 2009, Twiggy’s endorsement for the skincare brand Olay came under fire for airbrushing the wrinkles around her eyes. The ad was ultimately banned for misleading its consumers.
- She received 2 Golden Globe awards in 1972 for her performance in the musical comedy, The Boy Friend in the ‘Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy’ and ‘New Star of the Year – Actress’ categories.
- Twiggy became a grandmother when her daughter Carly gave birth to a baby girl named Joni in May 2015.
- In 2019, she was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to arts, fashion, and charity.
Featured Image by Twiggy / Instagram