5' 6" (1.68 m)
The one and only übermodel of the late 1960s who made skinny an "inny" was born Leslie Hornby in Twickenham, Middlesex, England on September 19, 1949, one of three daughters of William Norman and Helen Hornby. By blending pop art with fashion, the doe-eyed, pouty-lipped gamin with the angelic puss and boyish crop took the industry by storm at age 17 defining the age of "flower power" almost singlehandedly. She was the unassuming Cockney lass who "launched a thousand shapes" and forever replaced the voluptuous image of what modeldom had once been all about. She originally was nicknamed "Sticks" because of her reed-thin figure, but then switched it to "Twigs" and, finally, "Twiggy." A model for a scant four years, she had never even walked the runways by the time she exploded onto the scene. Educated at the
Was regarded as "the face" of 1960s swinging
Measurements: 31AA-22-32 (at age 17), 32-23-32 (during peak of her 60s modeling career)
Looks like i'm not the only one who's been inspired by Twiggy. Here's a couple pictures of Keira Knightley (another of my all-time favorite thinspos) paying homage to the supermodel of the 60's.
For a particularly interesting article on Twiggy, click here.