By  on February 25, 2009

While Lesley Hornby, aka Twiggy, is one of the most famous models in history, her stint as a professional mannequin was brief — she “retired” from the business after only four years. A Mod icon and the face of Sixties London, Twiggy was known for her saucerlike eyes (accentuated by heavy eye makeup) and ultraslight frame. However, when Twiggy sat down with WWD in 1983 to promote “My One and Only,” the Broadway musical she was starring in alongside Tommy Tune, she was quick to point out how much things had changed.

Of her newfound success as an actress and singer (she recorded two country-pop albums while also pursuing stage and screen opportunities), Twiggy, at age 33, said, “I came in backwards by accident. I never planned to do any of this — to be a model, sing or dance or appear on Broadway.”

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