My guest today is Dame Lesley Lawson. Although she is actually one of those rare celebrities known by a single name. That name is, of course, Twiggy.
She was the girl from Neasden, north London who became the face of the swinging sixties. With her petite frame at just 5ft 6 Twiggy smashed the stereotypes of what it meant to be a supermodel. Her pixie hair cut and wide eyes will forever be iconic.
As a model of her age, she was propelled into the glamorous world of fashion and photography and later she found success as a singer, dancer and actress. She starred in Ken Russell’s film The Boyfriend – a performance for which she won not one by two golden globes. In 1983 her talents took her to Broadway for her debut in the musical My One and Only.
She is a wife, mother, grandmother and of course fellow podcaster.
She has said of her many successes:
“I THINK I’VE HAD A BRILLIANT CAREER. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, I’VE HAD A VERY HAPPY LIFE”
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