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Twiggy is a top model of the late 1960s, who made skinny an "inny", along with other famous skinny models such as Jean Shrimpton ("The Shrimp"), Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Penelope Tree ("The Tree"). She was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949, in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, one of three daughters of 'Nell Hornby' (née Nellie Lydia ... See full bio »
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 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Minola
- The Taming of the Shrew (2005) ... Mrs. Minola (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1998 Woundings
 1997 Something Borrowed, Something Blue (TV Movie)
Eve Hamel (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1995 The Late Show (TV Series documentary)
Sophie's Mother
- Sophie's World (1995) ... Sophie's Mother
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Lady Janet Whitly
- A Winter's Tale (1994) ... Lady Janet Whitly (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Jocelyn Sheffield
- Stop the Wedding, I Want to Get Off (1994) ... Jocelyn Sheffield (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1993 Body Bags (TV Movie)
Cathy Matthews (segment "Eye")
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- The New Arrival (1992) ... Bonnie
 1989 Istanbul
 1988 The Diamond Trap (TV Movie)
Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson
 1988 Madame Sousatzka
 1988 Sun Child (TV Movie)
Fen Harris
 1986 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Josie Roberts
 1986 Club Paradise
Phillipa Lloyd
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils
Jennie Bailey
 1979 Bonkers! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1977 David Essex (TV Series)
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Florence Cook
- The Frontiers of Science (1976) ... Florence Cook
 1975 Am laufenden Band (TV Series)
- Episode #1.17 (1975) ... Singer
 1974 W
Katie Lewis
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Silvikrin shampoo See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Twiggy Lawson


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I'm not as skinny as I used to be, thank God. I'd look very strange if I was. I'm slim. I eat healthily because that's the way I prefer to eat and I'm sure it helps keep the weight off. See more »


She was the youngest person to ever be surprised by the Big Red Book on This Is Your Life (1955) , aged 19 at the time. See more »


Blonde pixie haircut

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Twiggy, to take Janice Dickinson's place. misstrixi
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