Twiggy -- aka Lesley Hornby -- has recently added her own two cents to the skinny model debate. Instead of suggesting that the recent trend of sub-zero fashion plates is due to the pressures of editors, designers and modeling agents, Twiggy blames Hollywood actresses. In an interview with Mail on Sunday, Twiggy said, "Most models are naturally long and gangly, while a lot of these young girls in Hollywood have gone on extreme diets. Their concave chests and bony arms are terrifying. It's scary to think that normal teenagers are tempted to copy them."
Coming from a woman who has long been accused of over-dieting, it isn't any wonder that Twiggy is quick to pass the buck onto someone else. It might seem like a chicken or the egg question -- which came first: the models or the skinny actresses. But in my opinion, Hollywood actresses are only mimicking the trends in the fashion world. After all, if you look at the Hollywood contemporaries of Twiggy -- Sophia Loren or Marilyn Monroe -- it seems obvious that the fashion world has been dictating body shape much longer than the film industry.