Justin de Villeneuve

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Justin de Villeneuve was Twiggy's manager from 1966-1973. He was born in Edmonton, London as Nigel John Davies.

Justin de Villeneuve worked as a Mayfair hairdresser before meeting Twiggy as a teenager. They became a couple, and as her career as a model took off, he became her manager and helped to make her famous.[1] Twiggy severed ties with him in 1973 and has lately downplayed his role in her success.[2]

de Villeneuve was married to model Jan de Villeneuve and has two daughters, photographer Poppy de Villeneuve (born 22 May 1979) and illustrator Daisy de Villeneuve.

Between the years 1975 and 1977 he co-managed (along with his partner the legendary Rock Manager Bryan Morrison) the ground-breaking British proto-punk rock band Doctors of Madness, led by Richard Strange.


de Villeneuve is repeatedly mentioned by Peter Cook on the Derek and Clive Come Again recording. This is because in 1977, de Villeneuve was employed by Phonogram Records in the capacity of Head of Public Relations & Publicity. Phonogram's was due to release Kevin Godley & Lol Creme's 'Consequences', a record on which Cook had worked, writing and playing all the male characters for a drama that filled three of the six sides. However, de Villeneuve repeatedly condemned the album and said how bad it was. This is why Peter Cook says 'Justin De Villeneuve watch out!' and 'Justin De Villeneuve is my friend!' Justin de Villeneuve married Sue Timney at Chelsea Town Hall 2007

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  1. ^ "The English Dream". Time (New York). 7 February 1972. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  2. ^ Saner, Emine (1 August 2006). "Summer of hate". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007-03-27. 

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