, now 53, was nicknamed Twiggy by schoolmates who teased her for being so thin.
Twiggy was born Lesley Hornby
on September 19, 1949, in Neasden, North London.
WEEKEND birthday star Twiggy was born Lesley Hornby
on September 19, 1949, under the ageless and mercurial sign of Virgo, a starsign that is noted for staying youthful, and is usually rather pretty health conscious, too.
Carol Vorderman springs a surprise on the star, born Lesley Hornby
in Neasden, London, 52 years ago, when she's revealed as the subject of Star Lives on ITV this Friday.
Born Lesley Hornby
, Twiggy was a north London girl who started off her illustrious career sweeping the floor of a local hairdresser's long before being transformed into an international supermodel.
She was just 16 when, as plain Lesley Hornby
, she was discovered outside Leonard's salon in London sporting her new short-cropped haircut.
Hailed as The Face of 1966, Lesley Hornby
was a 15-year-old schoolgirl worked in a Queensway hairdressing salon in London on Saturdays when her future manager Justin de Villeneuve, whose brother was a hairdresser in the salon, arranged a photographic shoot.
But there is one simple reason why Lesley Hornby
managed to keep her feet firmly on the ground.
Twiggy - real name Lesley Hornby
- has been happily married to actor Leigh Lawson for 16 years and is enjoying a career comeback as the new face of M&S.
It was first owned by one Lesley Hornby
, better known as 60s model Twiggy.
Twiggy was ordinary 15-year-old Lesley Hornby
when she was discovered by agent Justin de Villeneuve while working for a hairdresser.
Aunt Roey, as Laura called her, was a very understanding and Bohemian black sheep of the family, and when her niece told her she wanted to be a model, she encouraged her and told her how flat-chested teenager Lesley Hornby
was discovered at a hairdressers and became Twiggy.
TWIGGY, 51 - real name Lesley Hornby
- shot to fame as a model in the 60s.
was just 18 when she splashed out pounds 3800 on a new red Mercedes 250SL convertible back in 1967.
BBC One, 9pm Lesley Hornby
was the world's first supermodel, propelled into the limelight because of her angelic looks and an image that would epitomise an era.