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(actor, singer, model, designer, entrepreneur, podcast host)

Relationship Facts of Twiggy

Twiggy is married to Leigh Lawson.
She does not have any kids as of now.
Twiggy is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Twiggy's husband, daughter?

Twiggy married actor Leigh Lawson in 1988 in Sag Harbor, New York (on Long Island). The duo met in 1984 and had worked on the 1988 film Madame Sousatzka.

Before Lawson, she was married to American actor Michael Witney in 1977 whose untimely demise of a heart attack in 1988 ended the marriage. They together have a daughter Carly born in 1978.

Lawson adopted Twiggy’s daughter, Carly who as of 2022 prefers to stay away from the limelight.


Twiggy dated her hairdresser cum manager boyfriend Nigel Davies, aka Justin de Villeneuve for 9 years who emphasized her to change her name to Twiggy right after he changed his title name.

Daughter Carly

Daughter Carly is 44 years as of 2022 and is married to Ben Wiggins with whom she shares a daughter Joni (b. May 2016). Unfortunately, the daughter could not reach the fame and popularity of her mother but is a good human.

Relationship History With?

  • Previously married to Michael Witney (1977 – 1983),
  • Dated Justin de Villeneuve (1966 – 1973),

Relationship Timeline

Married239 years, 7 months
Dating17 years


Who is Twiggy?

Twiggy is a prominent British model, actress, singer who is renowned as an icon of the swinging ’60s in London.

Twiggy was titled The Face of 1966 by the Daily Express and nominated for Broadway’s 1983 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for My One and Only.

Additionally, she is an entrepreneur who introduced her own clothing line through Great Universal called the Twiggy Collection for spring/summer 2006.

How many siblings does Twiggy have?

Twiggy was born with the birthname Dame Lesley Lawson on 19 September 1949 in the United Kingdom. The 74-year-old diva is Jewish by ethnicity from her maternal side. According to astrologers, she is Virgo and British by nationality.

Talking about her family, she is the youngest daughter of mother Nellie Lydia, a factory worker for a printing firm.

While her father William Norman Hornby was a carpenter on Planet Patrol (1963). Her elder sister Shirley is 15 years older than her, while her other sister Vivien is seven years older.

Regarding education, she might have attended high school but because of her modeling career as a teenager, she could not give much time to education.

Twiggy- Professional Life, Career

To begin Twiggy’s career, she started as a model and landed a diversity career. She is an actor, singer, model, philanthropist, and a complete package. Aren’t you wondering what is she doing in 2022?

Meanwhile, let’s recall her early career and her journey to fame.

She has a long list of collaborations but a recent one where she appeared alongside Erin O’Connor, Laura Bailey, and other younger models to portray the wide variety of choices for all age groups for the M&S clothing range was fascinating.

Twiggy in 2022

The fashion diva and icon of 1966 currently runs a podcast series Tea with Twiggy which by now has 55 episodes and is worth listening to.

Further, her guest on the podcast is Joanna Lumley, Lynda La Plante, Elaine Paige, Gyles Brandreth, Christopher Biggins, David Threlfall, Robert Lindsay, and Myleene Klass.

Late career

Twiggy has started a Twiggy London collection, a Home Shopping Network fashion line and does fashion blogging for the same.

Modeling Career

Throughout her modeling journey her photographers were Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky, Ronald Traeger, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel.

Singing career- Albums

  • 1971 The Boyfriend
  • 1976 Twiggy  (UK #33)
  • 1977 Please Get My Name Right (UK #35)
  • 1983 My One and Only with Tommy Tune
  • 2003 Midnight Blue
  • 2007 Heaven In My Eyes – Discotheque
  • 2009 Gotta Sing Gotta Dance
  • 2011 Romantically Yours

TV presenter

Twiggy co-hosted the British magazine program This Morning in 2001. She replaced Fern Britton during her maternity leave.

Acting career-Film

  • The Boy Friend (1971)
  • The Blues Brothers (1980)
  • Club Paradise (1986)
  • The Diamond Trap (1988)
  • Brand New World (1999)


Twiggy is a supporter of breast cancer research, animal welfare, and anti-fur campaigns.

Along with Tom Hiddleston, Jo Brand, E. L. James, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Rachel Riley, to design and sign her own card for the UK-based charity Thomas Coram Foundation for Children

Eventually, she received a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) thanks to her fashion, the arts, and to charity the 2019 New Year Honours.

Twiggy- Net worth, Salary

The estimated net worth of Twiggy is $50 million, which she garnered from her successful modeling, television, and singing career. Her salary in her 60 years of career, is really amazing.

Further, she along with her husband owns a home in Southwold, Suffolk, and resides in London.

What are the rumors and controversies about Twiggy?

Nonetheless, there are no controversies and rumors relating to the 1960s diva Twiggy and she maintains a clean profile among her fans.

Social Media

Twiggy has 65.8k followers on Instagram with the username @twiggylawson and is active on Twitter with 8k followers.

Other than that she is unavailable on social media sites like YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook.

What are the body Stats of Twiggy?

Twiggy has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches. Her body measurements once were 31–23–32 in her early days but currently, no estimation is made.

Now, she has a fabulous body, blonde hair, blue eyes, a fair body complexion, and a beautiful smile.

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Twiggy's Birthday Dates

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