August 28, 2019

Residents: TWIGGY

In this installment of our notable residents series, meet Twiggy, supermodel and Tudor City tenant. Here is her life, in bullet points:

✪  Born Lesley Hornby, 1949. Begins her modeling career at age 16 in 1965. Her big eyes, stick-thin frame and boyish haircut make for an androgynous look perfect for the Swinging Sixties. Becomes an iconic figure ‒ one of the first international supermodels ‒ overnight.

✪  Retires from modeling in 1970, transitioning into movies (The Boyfriend) and the theater (a Tony Award‒nominated turn in the musical My One and Only).

✪  Marries British actor Leigh Lawson in 1988, and continues to work as a singer, author, fashion designer and television personality. Made a Dame of the British Empire in March 2019.


Twiggy's Instagram feed reveals that she lived in Tudor City in 1984, most likely when she was on Broadway in My One and Only

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