Twiggy circa late 1960's. Lesley Hornby Lawson is known by the nickname Twiggy. An English model, actress and singer, she became a prominent British teenage model of swinging 60's. Known for her thin build, hence her nickname and her androgynous look consisting of large eyes, long eyelashes, and short hair. Besides modelling she has had a successful career as a screen, stage and telly actress.