It’s the 100th episode of Who Do You Think You Are? tomorrow night at 9pm on BBC1. Next to explore her family history is 1960s icon Twiggy.


Raymond Bryson


Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, is a famous model, actor, and designer. Growing up in London, Twiggy had a happy childhood but knew very little about her relatives. Her parents told her nothing about their families.

‘We were a very ordinary, happy family, and I had a happy childhood’, said Twiggy.

Everything changed when Twiggy was sixteen-years old. A photographer spotted her photo on the wall of a Mayfair hairdresser and went on to write a story describing Twiggy as the ‘face of the sixties’. She went on to be known as the world’s first supermodel.

‘It was madness. I was suddenly in the newspapers and being flown all around the world’, recalls Twiggy.

Having been born and raised in London, Twiggy feels she is a Londoner through and through. Will she discover that her roots lie elsewhere?

‘What am I going to find out? I’m off on an awfully big adventure and I’m very excited’, said Twiggy.

The Who Do You Think You Are? team discovered that Twiggy has more than one strong woman in her family tree, and just a touch of crime, too.

Tune in to see what happens on Twiggy’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

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