Twiggy was part of the Barbie and friends group,but also based on a real person.
The doll was produced in 1967.
Born Lesley Hornby,she became 'Twiggy' when she embarked on a modeling career. She is married to actor Leigh Lawson,thus she is Dame Lesley Lawson.
|Twiggy with her husband,actor Leigh Lawson, in 2017.|
The name 'Twiggy' was based on her wispy,twig thin figure.
Twiggy was the first model to have the boyishly thin figure, and started a trend which continues to this day.unfortunately.
Twiggy's thinness was natural,but models today try to maintain such thinness by often unhealthy means. Recently Mattel helped fight the stereotype of 'thin-and only thin- is beautiful', by producing Barbie dolls of various sizes,after decades of complaints that Barbie taught little girls to worship an unnatural body type. The line features 'petite' (short),curvy,and tall bodies, and even combinations of more than one of those together.
Twiggy was also known for her super short haircut,her heavy eye makeup, and thick false eyelashes.
The doll has these too.
In fact, since the doll was made from the head sculpt of Francie's friend Casey, and since Casey also has fairly short hair,(usually. Some Casey dolls have slightly longer hair. ),the heavy eye make up is the best way to tell Casey and Twiggy apart.
Casey and Twiggy both had the same body as Francie, and could share her clothes.
The Twiggy doll came in the yellow,blue, and green striped dress and yellow boots.
There were also four fashions sold especially for her.
Twiggy is 69 years old now and still beautiful.
|You can watch a video of her talking about her impending Damehood HERE.|
You can visit her official website HERE.
That's it for our second day of the latest Doll-A-Day year. See you tomorrow for number three.