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Twiggy

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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 19, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Twiggy introduced a line of skin care products, Aroma Therapies for Face and Mind, in Great Britain in 2001.

"I only actually worked as a model for four years. That 60s thing and that phenomena, whatever it was, was as much a shock to me as it was to everyone else." --Twiggy Lawson quoted in USA Today, July 25, 1991.

About her modeling heydey: "I brought in a whole new look. And there was a revolution coming out of England: the Beatles, pop music, fashion. When I came (to America), it all just went bananas. I was on Newseek and Time. It was madness. I couldn't go out, actually. I'd just get mobbed. It was horrible. I was only 17. It really frightened me." --Twiggy to Sam Whitehead in Time Out New York, May 13-20, 1999.

"I know it's awful to say, but it has been a bit of a bane that nothing I can ever do in my life could make me more famous than that girl in the Sixties with the eyelashes. When I'm 85 and people hear my name, that will still be their first image. And it was something I had no control over.

"I only know about it [today's modeling game] the same way as everyone else: reading about it. And if all I read is true, it's shocking. It's not a world I mix in at all. I probably shouldn't say this, but the only time I see Vogue and Harper's [Bazaar] is when I go to the hairdresser or the dentist." --Twiggy quoted in Newsday, July 15, 1998.

Remembering one of her meetings with Noel Coward: "When he found out I was just learning my dances to 'The Boy Friend', he said, 'Show me!' Then he got up and danced with me. Just then there came a loud knock on the door and in walked Merle Oberon, looking absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't believe it. And she joined us for tea." --Twiggy to Matthew Gurewitsch in The New York Times, June 7, 1999.

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