Twiggy

Twiggy

Highest Rated: 83% The Boy Friend (1971)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

Birthday: Sep 19, 1949

Birthplace: Neasden, England, UK

The original supermodel waif who acquired her name for her slim figure (a radical departure from the curvaceous ideals of previous generations), Twiggy (nee Leslie Hornby) burst upon the fashion scene and revolutionized it as a teenage icon of the "swinging 60s." Though the world will never forget her larger-than-life beginnings, she modeled a mere four years (and never walked a runway) before forsaking the industry to enjoy a respectable career in film, TV and the theater, although she did come out of retirement and allow herself to be photographed by the likes of John Fwanel and Annie Liebovitz during the 1990s. She made a charming movie debut in Ken Russell's typically strange but highly enjoyable adaptation of Sandy Wilson's spoof of 1920s musicals. Twiggy's second feature, the thriller "W" (1974) paired her with future husband Michael Witney, and she later appeared in a small role in "The Blues Brothers" (1980) and played a would-be singer in "Madame Sousatzka" (1988, opposite second husband Leigh Lawson), among her other pictures. Though she worked in TV both at home in England and on CBS' short-lived sitcom, "Princesses" (1991), she has made her biggest impact on stage, beginning with her West End debut as "Cinderella" in 1974. In 1983 she reunited with her "Boy Friend" co-star Tommy Tune who was co-directing and starring in Broadway's "My One and Only," a reworking of the 1920s Gershwin classic "Funny Face." Acting in a 1997 London revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" was the first step on the way to playing Coward's platonic flame and frequent co-star Gertrude Lawrence.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
77% 64% My Generation Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Biba Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taming of the Shrew Mrs. Minola (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woundings Viv (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something Borrowed, Something Blue Eve Hamel (Character) - 1997
67% 39% Body Bags Cathy Matthews (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Istanbul Maud (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Charlie Chaplin Hannah Chaplin (Character) - 1989
78% 65% Madame Sousatzka Jenny (Character) $2.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diamond Trap Det. Sgt. Charlie Lawson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sun Child Fen Harris (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Match Girl Josie Roberts (Character) - 1987
11% 35% Club Paradise Phillipa Lloyd (Character) $11.8M 1986
0% 38% The Doctor and the Devils Jennie Bailey (Character) $147.1K 1985
73% 92% The Blues Brothers Chic Lady (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet There Goes the Bride Polly Perkins (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet W Katie Lewis (Character) - 1974
83% 69% The Boy Friend Polly Browne (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Opus Self - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 86% RuPaul's Drag Race UK Judge 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2014
96% 94% Absolutely Fabulous Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Show Guest 1976

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