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Twiggy (I)


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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Known For

The Boy Friend
(1971)
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers Chic Lady
(1980)
Club Paradise
Club Paradise Phillipa Lloyd
(1986)
The Doctor and the Devils
(1985)

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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
Viv
 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)
Bonnie
- The New Arrival (1992) ... Bonnie (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1991 Princesses (TV Series)
Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue
- Tall, Dark and Handsome (1991) ... Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue (as Twiggy Lawson)
- The Snob Who Came to Dinner (1991) ... Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue (as Twiggy Lawson)
- The Showuhs in Yonkuhs Fall Mainly on the Flowuhs (1991) ... Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue (as Twiggy Lawson)
- Georgy Sings the Blues (1991) ... Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue (as Twiggy Lawson)
- Someday My Prince Will Gum (1991) ... Princess Georgina 'Georgy' De La Rue (as Twiggy Lawson)
 1989 Istanbul
Maud
 1989 Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (TV Series)
Hannah Chaplin
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Hannah Chaplin
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Hannah Chaplin
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Hannah Chaplin
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Hannah Chaplin
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Hannah Chaplin
 1988 The Diamond Trap (TV Movie)
Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson
 1988 Madame Sousatzka
Jenny
 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
 1981 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Eliza Doolittle
- Pygmalion (1981) ... Eliza Doolittle
 1980 There Goes the Bride
Polly Perkins
 1980 The Blues Brothers
Chic Lady
 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)
Singer
- Episode #2.9 (1975) ... Singer
 1974 W
Katie Lewis
 1971 The Boy Friend
Polly
 1966 Lucy in London (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Twiggy Lawson

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Disputing Janice Dickinson as the world's first supermodel]: I think it's up for grabs, really. I certainly was around before her and before me there was Jean Shrimpton. For me, the world's first supermodel is probably Shrimpton because she was my idol. See more »

Trivia:

Appeared with David Bowie on the cover of his "Pin Ups" album, and is mentioned in his song "Drive in Saturday" from his Aladdin Sane album. See more »

Trademark:

Blonde pixie haircut See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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