Celebrated Name: Twiggy
Real Name/Full Name: Dame Lesley Lawson
Gender: Female
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 19 September 1949
Birth Place: Neasden, Middlesex, England
Nationality: English
Height: 1.68 m
Weight: 51 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Michael Witney (m, 1977; died, 1983), Leigh Lawson (m, 1988)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Carly Witney)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Twiggy Lesbian?: No
English model
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $60 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Twiggy (real name, Dame Lesley Lawson) is a popular English actress, model, and singer. She is most well-known for her modeling career, which ran from 1965 to 1970, where she worked with numerous leading industry names including, Melvin Sokolsky, Annie Leibovitz, and Vogue.

She was initially also known for her “thin build” and the “androgynous appearance” due to her big eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. For her performance in the popular comedy film, “The Boy Friend” (1971), she won two Golden Globe Awards. As a singer, her most popular work is the 1976 album, “Twiggy”.

Maybe you know about Twiggy very well But do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Twiggy’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Twiggy, whose real name is Dame Lesley Lawson, was born on the 19th of September 1949 in Neasden, Middlesex, England to parents, Nellie Lydia and  William Norman Hornby. Her father was a master carpenter and joiner while her mother was a factory worker at a printing firm.

The names of her sisters are Shirley and Vivien Hornby. Coming to her siblings, she studied at Brondesbury and Kilburn High School. She knows how to sew clothes, and she learned this skill from her mother at a very young age.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 19 September 1949, Twiggy is 74 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. Her height is 1.68 m tall, and weight is 51 Kg.

Personal Life: husband, boyfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Twiggy has been married to the popular English actor, Leigh Lawson since 1988. They first met in 1984, and later worked on the film, “Madame Sousatzka” (1988). She was married to the popular American actor, Michael Witney from 1977 until he died in 1983 from a heart attack. Their daughter, Carly was born in 1978. Once Twiggy married Leigh, Carly was adopted by Leigh and took his surname as well.

From 1966 to 1973, she was in a relationship with Justin de Villeneuve, who once served as her hairdresser and manager. Justin credits himself for persuading her to change her to Twiggy and for her modeling success.


Twiggy began her career as a model in 1965, and she was amazing at it. Her modeling career ran from 1965 to 1970. In 1966, she had her hair colored and cut short, at Leonard of Mayfair salon, owned by celebrity hairdresser, Leonard Lewis. Popular professional photographer, Barry Lategan took her pictures, and it was these pictures that brought her initial fame.

In her modeling career, she has worked with several leading industry names including, Melvin Sokolsky, Annie Leibovitz, and Vogue. In 1967, she even released her line of clothes named “Twiggy Dresses”. She returned to modeling, years later, in 2005, for Marks and Spencer.

In 1971, she had her first credited role, in the musical film, “Boy Friend”. Her performance brought her two Golden Globe Awards. In 1983, she starred in the theatre production of “My One and Only” which brought her nomination for a Tony Award. In 2001, she worked as a co-host of the magazine program, “This Morning”.

From 2005 to 2007, she served as one of the judges of the popular reality TV series, “America’s Next Top Model”. Her work on the show brought her a lot of following. She also has a Home Shopping Network fashion line to her name which is called the “Twiggy London” collection.

As a singer, one of her earliest works was the 1971 single, “Zoo de Zoo Zong”. Five years later, in 1976, she released her self-titled album which was a commercial success. In addition, the album went on to achieve 33rd position on the UK charts.  “Here I Go Again” and “Please Get My Name Right” are among her most popular singles.

Awards & Achievements

  • At the 1972 Golden Globes Awards, Twiggy won in the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical and Most Promising Newcomer – Female for “The Boy Friend”.
  • Twiggy was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2019 for her services to fashion, arts, and charity.

Net Worth & Salary of Twiggy in 2024

Twiggy Net Worth
Twiggy Net Worth

As of June 2024, Twiggy has garnered a net worth of $60 Million. She has garnered most of her earnings from her career as an actress, model, and singer. She has also earned a considerable sum from her clothing line, “Twiggy Dresses” and her fashion line, “Twiggy London. It’s also worth mentioning here that her 1998 autobiography, “Twiggy in Black and White” was a best-seller, which has only added to her net worth.

Twiggy is a multi-talented woman and has done great work in every field she has ever been a part of. She supports breast cancer research, animal welfare, and anti-fur campaigns and has contributed to Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. She continues to work even today which inspires us massively. With that said, we wish her the best of luck for her future and hope she continues to inspire like she always has.


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