(1949- )
   Born Lesley Hornsby in North London, she was discovered at age sixteen and went on to become the face of the 1960s. Her waif-like body and baby face completely revolutionized the modeling industry and catapulted her to celebrity status.
   See also Mod look.

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  • Twiggy — (née le 19 septembre 1949), aussi connue sous le nom de Twiggy Lawson, est un mannequin, actrice et chanteuse britannique. Elle est connue pour être un emblème des années 1960 et une des mannequins les plus célèbres de cette époque.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Twiggy — (* 19. September 1949 in Neasden, London Borough of Brent, London; eigentlich Lesley Hornby) ist eine britische Schauspielerin, Fotomodell und Sängerin, die heutzutage üblicherweise unter ihrem vollen Namen Twiggy Lawson auftritt. Sie wurde als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Twiggy — Twig gy, a. Of or pertaining to a twig or twigs; like a twig or twigs; full of twigs; abounding with shoots. Twiggy trees. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twiggy — (adj.) slender, 1560s, from TWIG (Cf. twig) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The famous 1960s English model was born Lesley Hornby (1949) …   Etymology dictionary

  • twiggy — [twig′ē] adj. twiggier, twiggiest 1. slender, delicate, etc. like a twig 2. full of or covered with twigs …   English World dictionary

  • Twiggy — Infobox actor name = Twiggy (Lawson) right caption = birthname = Lesley Hornby birthdate = birth date and age|1949|9|19|df=yes birthplace = Neasden, London, England occupation = model, actress, singer website =… …   Wikipedia

  • Twiggy — Para la cantante argentina, véase Twiggy (cantante). Twiggy Nombre real Lesley Lawson (de soltera Hornby ) Nacimiento 19 de septiembre de 1949 (62 años) Neasden, Londres, Inglaterra …   Wikipedia Español

  • Twiggy — Twiggymf 1.flachbrüstigesMädchen;hagererMensch.Fußtaufdem»Künstlernamen«des1966bekanntgewordenen,damals17jährigenenglMannequinsLeslieHornby.Diese»Twiggy«(wörtlichsovielwie»Zweigchen«)warderTypdes»Knabenmädchens«.BSD1968ff.… …   Wörterbuch der deutschen Umgangssprache

  • twiggy — slim person, as slim as a twig on a branch    Kim is a gymnast. She s slim and agile a real twiggy …   English idioms

  • Twiggy — /ˈtwɪgi/ (say twigee) noun (Twiggy Lawson, born Lesley Hornby), born 1949, English fashion model …   Australian English dictionary

  • twiggy — Ⅰ. twig [1] ► NOUN ▪ a slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub. DERIVATIVES twigged adjective twiggy adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to TWAIN(Cf. ↑twain) and TWO …   English terms dictionary

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