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My Favourite Pop Celebrity - Twiggy

Updated on November 11, 2014

TWIGGY

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I remember Twiggy's arrival on the celebrity scene in by 1966 very well. As an impressionable young lad of just 9 years, Twiggy was a blast of fresh air and with her striking looks was a constant topic of discussion in the school playground. Twiggy was one of us, of our generation, and did away with all the old pre-conceptions of what it was to be famous.

What's more, Twiggy has stayed the course, changing her image and her attributes to match the current mood and carrying her army of existing fans - and new ones too - along. How many stars of today have been as versatile: Model, actress, singer of pop, rock and Country music, Twiggy entertained us all through her own variety television series.

By the 1990's Twiggy was a Television Presenter and Interviewer. More recently, Twiggy has become the face of Marks & Spencers and Littlewood Catalogue.


Twiggy the Model - Twiggy in her early days as the worlds first Supermodel

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Twiggy's only UK number one hit. - Here I Go Again

Twiggy on Wikipedia

Here's some of what Wikipedia has to say about Twiggy

Wikipedia says:

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 androgynous looks, large eyes, long eyelashes, and thin build.

In 1966, she was named "The Face of 1966" by the Daily Express and voted British Woman of the Year.

By 1967, Twiggy had modelled in France, Japan, and the U.S., and landed on the covers of Vogue and The Tatler. Her fame had spread worldwide.

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 TV adverts and print media, alongside Myleene Klass, Erin O'Connor, Lily Cole and others.

To see the rest of Twiggy on Wikipedia follow this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twiggy

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Twiggy on Amazon

Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
Gotta Sing Gotta Dance

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance' is a brand new compilation of some of her finest recordings including seven previously unreleased songs.

Twiggy celebrates the music of the Twenties, Thirties and Forties with this impressive collection of melodies from the golden age of song. Performing the songs of Noel Coward, Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers in her own inimitable style, Twiggy recaptures the essence and originality of these timeless classics. Released to coincide with Twiggy's 60th birthday - this album showcases Twiggy as a song stylist and torch singer. The liner notes have been written by Twiggy and the booklet features previously unpublished photographs. Featuring 7 unreleased songs this brand new compilation has been put together by Twiggy herself to acknowledge a period in music that she has a great affinity for and is often associated with.

From being the face of the sixties to Tony nominated Broadway star, Twiggy has encompassed all aspects of show business in a glittering career that shows no signs of stopping!

 

Twiggy - Modelling and Dancing

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A great read

Twiggy in Black and White: An Autobiography
Twiggy in Black and White: An Autobiography

The autobiography of one of the most defining personalities of the 1960s. Twiggy was a supermodel who went on to a successful career as an actress and singer, as in "The Boyfriend". She talks of her work, showbiz relationships and marriages, and her fight to prove that she had other talents.

 

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @webmavern: Twiggy has certainly re-invented herself throughout the decades.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      Twiggy has certainly reinvented herself over the years and looks amazing in the Marks and Spencer adverts.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @siobhanryan: Thank you. Always appreciated.

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      Twiggy was an icon of the sixties and I grew up with her Good lenses Blessed

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago

      @paulgrossman: Thank you. Twiggy stands out in my mind as the original supermodel.

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      paulgrossman 4 years ago

      Very nice compilation about Twiggy! I do remember her well and she was always one of those celebrities that stood out. She's aged well throughout the years! Thanks for putting this lens together!

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I did enjoy!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I remember Twiggy, very talented model.

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      Drake McSherry 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      How wonderful to see a lens on Twiggy. I remember when I was a child in the UK and my Dad and Grand dad would talk about her. Such fond memories. Thank you for sharing this lens.

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      davenjilli lm 5 years ago

      The thing about Squidoo is that people write about stuff that brings up memories of things and people they thought they had forgotten about. Thanks for this memory of Twiggy!*blessed*

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago

      I agree. Twiggy was like a breath of fresh air.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Gorgeous girl - maybe the Chanel of her time in that she removed all the fuss from fashion.

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      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the flashback to Twiggy and the whole mod era!

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      Rob Hemphill 5 years ago from Ireland

      Twiggy was great, remember those days well!

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      TheBaseballCoach 5 years ago

      I use to loveTwiggy

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      TheBaseballCoach 5 years ago

      I use to loveTwiggy

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      It's hard for the internet generation to fully understand how BIG Twig really was. Today, breaking out is pretty easy; in the early/mid 60s, the tools that built the fame road were shoe leather, tire rubber, and airplane rides.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i really enjoyed this refreshing lens. she was the darling of fashion designers as kate moss is now.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Great lens! I was a kid when Twiggy was popular so I don't remember very much about her other than I had a Twiggy doll which I loved to dress up!.

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      I remember when.... Twiggy was it.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Twiggy is one beautiful woman. Was not around at the time, but her fame continued for so long that nobody missed it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We all knew Twiggy was special and loved her, I'm so glad to here that her life and career have done well...a fascinating icon of our time and definitely the first supermodel!

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      Great lens. I was just a little young to understand her significance (I was 6 when she burst on the scene), but I do remember her well, and how people talked about her.