Twiggy, actually Lesley Hornby (London19 september 1949), is a British supermodel, actress and singer, now also known by the name of her husband Twiggy Lawson.

Twiggy was born in the London suburb of Neasden , the daughter of William Norman (Carpenter) and Helen Hornby. Twiggy at the age of 16 became known by the interference of her then-friend and manager Justin de Villeneuve. After she was shown in the UK in 1967 Vogue they grew into a cult figure and became the face of Swinging London in the 1960s. Her nickname Twiggy (' Twig ') she got through her slender, almost boyish figure.

Twiggy was a long time member of the jury at the u.s. television program America's Next Top Model. She was succeeded by as a jury member Paulina Porizkova. She also wrote a few books and she has a clothing line. Since 2005 she is the face of the campaign for Mark & Spencer.


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