Twiggy Lawson was raised in the London suburb of Neasden, the daughter of Helen (Nellie) Lydia Hornby (née Reeman), and William Norman Hornby, a master carpenter and joiner. She got her first job as an assistant in a hairdressers where her sister Viv worked then became a counter-girl at a Woolworth's store and factory worker at a printing firm. She attended the Brondesbury and Kilburn High School in Salusbury Road, Kilburn.
 Modeling career
Twiggy during the 1960s