Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer, now also known by her married name of Twiggy Lawson.
At 16, she became the first prominent teenage model.
She was known for her large eyes, long eyelashes, and thin build, and is regarded as one of the most famous models of all time.
Twiggy went on to star in movies, and appeared as a judge on the reality show America's Next Top Model.
As of 2009, she models for Marks and Spencer to promote their recent rebranding, appearing in TV adverts and print media, alongside Myleene Klass, Erin O'Connor, Lily Cole and others.
In 1966, Nigel Davies noticed the young Lesley Hornby and offered her a modelling contract.
She was only 16 and weighed 6½ stone (41 kg, 90 lbs).
Davies advised her to go by her childhood nickname, Twiggy. After sweeping England as "The Face of '66" when her modeling pictures, taken by Barry Lategan, were made public, Twiggy arrived in New York in March 1967.
It was believed that the Twiggy craze would die down within a month; however, she became an icon.
Known for the high fashion mod look created by Mary Quant, Twiggy changed the world of fashion with her short-haired androgynous look.
She was also famous for drawing long, fake eyelashes under her bottom lashes.