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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby) was born on 19 September, 1949 in Neasden, London, United Kingdom, is an English model. Discover Twiggy's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 72 years old?

Popular As Lesley Hornby
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 72 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 19 September 1949
Birthday 19 September
Birthplace Neasden, London, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Twiggy Height, Weight & Measurements

At 72 years old, Twiggy height is 5′ 6″ .

Physical Status
Height 5′ 6″
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Twiggy's Husband?

Her husband is Leigh Lawson (m. 1988), Michael Witney (m. 1977–1983)

Parents Not Available
Husband Leigh Lawson (m. 1988), Michael Witney (m. 1977–1983)
Sibling Not Available
Children Carly Witney

Twiggy Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Twiggy worth at the age of 72 years old? Twiggy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Twiggy's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
House Not Available
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Source of Income Actress

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She was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2019 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Fashion, Arts and Charity in London, England.


Has one granddaughter, Joni (b. May 2016), via daughter Carly and her husband, Ben Wiggins.


Started a clothing line through Great Universal called the Twiggy Collection for spring/summer 2006.


" The charming waif went on to appear in a 1997 London revival of Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit," then played star Gertrude Lawrence alongside Harry Groener's Coward in the song-and-sketch musical "Noel and Gertie" (later retitled "If Love Were All"), which focused on the close "blendship" between the two icons all to the accompaniment of 20 Coward songs.


She is a friend of Fran Drescher and it was Drescher's interaction with Twiggy's children that was used as the basis for Drescher's hit show The Nanny (1993).


She hosted a couple of self-titled shows in England and co-starred in the very short-lived sitcom Princesses (1991) here in America, but not too much else. The singing stage is a different story.


Met her second husband Leigh Lawson on the set of Madame Sousatzka (1988) in 1988.


Following Witney's untimely death in 1983, she appeared in The Doctor and the Devils (1985) and the comedy Club Paradise (1986) with Robin Williams before meeting her second husband, actor Leigh Lawson, while filming Madame Sousatzka (1988) in which she played a singer. Though Twiggy has worked from time to time on TV, her exposure has been somewhat limited.

In 1983 she reunited with her "Boy Friend" co-star Tommy Tune and together dazzled Broadway audiences as a tapping twosome with "My One and Only," a warm, nostalgic revamping of the Gershwin classic "Funny Face.


She also cameoed in The Blues Brothers (1980) with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.


Gave birth to her only child at age 29, a daughter Carly Witney on December 1, 1978. Child's father was her first husband, Michael Witney.


They married in 1977 and later appeared together in There Goes the Bride (1980).


Her second feature, the thriller W (1974) cast her with future husband Michael Witney, who was nearly two decades her senior.

She made her West End debut as "Cinderella" in 1974 and played Eliza Doolittle in a legit performance of "Pygmalion" in 1981.


An extra in his movie The Devils (1971), Russell ushered her front-and-center with the jazz-age musical The Boy Friend (1971), his homage to the Busby Berkeley Hollywood musicals. Taking on the role originated on stage by Julie Andrews, Twiggy was awarded a Golden Globe for her efforts.


In 1970, Twiggy was able to parlay her incredible success into a respectable career in film and TV and on the musical theater stage. It was the iconoclastic director Ken Russell who instilled in her the ambition to move away from modeling and study acting, voice and dance.


She was even imitated by Mattel when they issued a "Twiggy Barbie" in 1967 and by Milton Bradley who created a board game out of her. Lunch boxes, false eye lashes, tights, sweaters, tote bags and paper dolls -- all these bore her famous moniker. In her prime she graced the covers of Vogue and Tatler, and even had her own American publication "Her Mod, Mod Teen World. " The "psychedelic '60s" would not have been the same without her.


Was regarded as "the face of 1966" in swinging London and gained her nickname from her stick-thin pubescent figure.


Youngest daughter of Norman Hornby (a carpenter on Planet Patrol (1963)) and his wife Nell Hornby (née Nellie Lydia Reeman).


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 the youngest person to ever be surprised by the Big Red Book on This Is Your Life (1955) , aged 19 at the time.


She was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949, in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, one of three daughters of 'Nell Hornby' (née Nellie Lydia Reeman), a factory worker, and Norman Hornby, a master carpenter and joiner. By blending pop art with fashion, the doe-eyed, pouty-lipped gamine with the angelic puss and boyish crop took the industry by storm at age 17 defining the age of "flower power". She originally was nicknamed "Sticks" because of her reed-thin figure, but then switched it to "Twigs" and, finally, "Twiggy. " A model for a scant four years, she had never even walked the runways by the time she exploded onto the scene. Educated at the Kilburn High School for Girls, her look and image was an instant globular sensation.