Twiggy Lawson was raised in the London suburb of Neasden, the daughter of Helen (Nellie) Lydia Hornby (née Reeman), and William Norman Hornby, a master carpenter and joiner. She got her first job as an assistant in a hairdressers where her sister Viv worked then became a counter-girl at a Woolworth's store and factory worker at a printing firm. She attended the Brondesbury and Kilburn High School in Salusbury Road, Kilburn.
 Modeling career
Twiggy during the 1960s
In 1966, Nigel Davies noticed the young Lesley Hornby and offered her a modeling contract. She was only 16 and weighed 6½ stone (41 kg, 91 lbs). Davies advised her to go Von her childhood nickname, Twiggy. After sweeping England as "The Face of '66" when her modeling pictures, taken Von Barry Lategan, were made public, Twiggy arrived in New York in March 1967. It was believed that the Twiggy craze would die down within a month; however, she became an icon. Known for the high fashion mod look created Von Mary Quant, Twiggy changed the world of fashion with her short-haired androgynous look. She was also famous for drawing long, fake eyelashes...