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Justin de Villeneuve, born Nigel Jonathan Davies in Edmonton, London, is a British businessman, known for being supermodel Twiggy's manager from 1966 to 1973.

De Villeneuve worked as a Mayfair hairdresser under the name Christian St. Forget, 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. Twiggy severed ties with him in 1973 and has lately downplayed his role in her success.

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.

From 1975 to 1977 he co-managed (along with his partner, Rock Manager Bryan Morrison) the British proto-punk rock band Doctors of Madness, led by Richard Strange. In 1978, he became the manager of singer-songwriter Lynsey De Paul, during the period when she recorded her Tigers and Fireflies album, and in 1980 he also managed Clifford T Ward, another U.K. singer-songwriter.

De Villeneuve married designer Sue Timney at Chelsea Town Hall in 2007.

 

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