She has already had a glamorous life as a model, actress, and fashion designer.
Now Twiggy, 73, will be honored with a musical about her life.
Playwright and satirist Ben Elton — who is a friend of the star — wrote the show, titled Close Up: Twiggy the Musical, which premieres later this year.
It stars English singer and actress Elena Sky, 22, as Twiggy, and covers the life of the star.
Having grown up in Neasden, North London, Twiggy – whose real name is Lesley Hornby – rose to fame as a model with short hair.
Twiggy was legendary in the ’60s and ’70s, mainly known for her signature haircut. Now a musical about her life is being staged
She said guardianIt happened almost overnight. One day I was an ordinary schoolgirl, and the next “the face of 1966”.
The musical will likely focus on “Cinderella’s haircut” – which turned her into the most famous teenager in the world.
But it will also involve much more than “magic and pizza”.
Mainly, Twiggy was working class in an era when most models were in school.
The show will also focus on the sexism Twiggy has suffered in her career, despite Elton insisting it was “difficult”.
It will also focus on the difficulties she faced in her early life.
Her mother had seizures in a psychiatric hospital, and was sometimes treated with electrotherapy.
It was often left to Twiggy’s father to raise her and her two sisters.
After modeling for several years, Twiggy starred in Ken Russell’s The Boyfriend.
This has won him two gold coins – at just 21 years old.
This led to other acting parts, music albums, costume design, television roles, and her current podcast, Tea with Twiggy.
In 2019, she became her master Fashion, arts and charities services.
Elton said,She is an amazing person of talent, but those three years (as a model) defined her.
Twiggy designed London Zoo’s charity T-shirt collection in 2022 – the design was meant to raise money for animals at risk of extinction
Twiggy, dressed in hot pink, appeared with several other ladies to celebrate Gyles Brandreth’s 75th birthday in March
Ben Elton, pictured here at the 2023 BAFTA Award, is a friend of Twiggy’s and has written the musical about her life
The production—described as a musical—will tell her story interspersed with musical numbers from the era.
It will take place at the Miner’s Chocolate Factory Theatre, near London’s Borough Market, this coming September and will run until November.
This news comes after Twiggy lost a case in which she claimed she owned the rights to the Twiggy name.
The model tried to stop an outdoor dog accessories company, Twiggy Tags, from registering a trademark.
But after the case was brought before the Intellectual Property Office, the dog company was allowed to trademark their names.
The model, whose real name is Mrs. Leslie Lawson, is also said to have relinquished all four of her Twiggy trademark registrations.
“Legendary status doesn’t get you automatic trademark rights,” said The Lord’s Apprentice star Alan Sugar, after his company Trade Mark Wizards worked on the case.
It is understood that Twiggy had originally filed a trademark opposition to the company and Trade Mark Wizards responded with a revocation action, as its four trademark registrations had not been used in recent years.
According to sources, the case is still moving to an official resolution even though Twiggy gave up her recordings.
Twiggy also commented after the death of legendary fashion designer Mary Quant in April.
She was one of the most famous models who wore Lady Mary’s clothes.
She said: ‘Mary Quant was a huge influence on young girls in the late ’50s (and) early ’60s.
She revolutionized fashion and was a great entrepreneur.
The Sixties wouldn’t have been the same without her. My condolences to her family. RIP Dear Mary.