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Lesley Lawson (née Hornby; born 19 September 1949), widely known by the nickname Twiggy, is an English model, actress, and singer. In the mid 1960s she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging sixties London with others such as Penelope Tree.
Twiggy was initially known for her androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, thin build and short hair.
In 1966, she was named “The Face of 1966” by the Daily Express and voted British Woman of the Year.
After modelling, Twiggy went on to enjoy a successful career as a screen, stage and television actress. She has hosted her own series, Twiggy’s People, in which she interviewed celebrities, and also appeared as a judge on the reality show America’s Next Top Model.
Her 1998 autobiography, Twiggy in Black and White, entered the bestseller lists. Since 2005, she has modelled for Marks and Spencer, most recently to promote their recent rebranding, appearing in television advertisements and print media, alongsideMyleene Klass, Erin O’Connor, Lily Cole and others.
In 2012, she worked alongside Marks & Spencer‘s designers to launch an exclusive clothing collection for the M&S Woman range.