Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Actress > T > Twiggy

Profile of Twiggy on Famous Like Me

Name: Twiggy  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 19th September 1949
Place of Birth: Neasden, England, UK
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Twiggy back in the late 1960s
Twiggy in recent years

Twiggy (born September 19, 1949) is a British actress, model and singer, now usually known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson.

Born Lesley Hornby in Neasden, a suburb of London, she became famous at the age of sixteen, under the influence of her boyfriend and manager, Justin de Villeneuve. Soon she was regarded as "the face" of swinging 1960s London, and gained her nickname from her stick-thin pubescent figure. As she matured, she ditched Villeneuve and broadened her horizons, appearing as an actress and singer, notably in Ken Russell's 1971 film version of The Boy Friend. Since then she has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, including My One and Only and as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, opposite Robert Powell, in a 1981 television production. In May 2005, Twiggy was announced as a replacement for Janice Dickinson on UPN reality series America's Next Top Model.

Her first marriage, to the American actor, Michael Witney, ended with his sudden death from a heart attack. In 1988, she married the actor Leigh Lawson.

Comedienne Fran Drescher went on a cruise with friend Twiggy and Twiggy's family. The culture shock Drescher experienced inspired her to create her hit sitcom The Nanny.


  • Popcorn (1969) (documentary)
  • All Talking... All Singing... All Dancing (1971) (short subject)
  • The Boy Friend (1971)
  • W (1974)
  • The Butterfly Ball (1976) (voice)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • There Goes the Brides (1980)
  • The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
  • Club Paradise (1986)
  • The Little Paradise (1987)
  • Madame Sousatzka (1988)
  • Istanbul (1989)
  • Edge of Seventeen (1998)
  • Woundings (1998)
  • Stray Dogs (2004)

TV Work

  • Twiggy (1975) (canceled after a few weeks)
  • The Muppet Show (guest star in 1977)
  • Pygmalion (1981)
  • Sun Child (1988)
  • The Diamond Trap (1988)
  • Young Charlie Chaplin (1989)
  • Princesses (1991) (canceled after 7 episodes)
  • Body Bags (1993)
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1997)
  • This Morning (presenter in 2001)
  • Absolutely Fabulous (guest star in 2003)
  • America's Next Top Model (judge in Cycle 5) (2005)

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Twiggy