Robert Pattinson might be a mega-star, but his new fiancée is not very well known in the USA. She might not have starred in a billion-dollar movie franchise like her soon-to-be hubby, but the 27 year old from England has been on the scene for years.
1. Her birth name is Tahliah Barnett
Nicknamed “twigs” because of the way her joints crack, she added the acronym FKA (“Formerly Known As”) to differentiate from American pop duo The Twigs.
2. She was raised in England, but she’s half Jamaican and half Spanish.
Her father is Jamaican, and her mother, a former dancer, is part English and Spanish. FKA twigs was raised by her mother and stepfather, and didn’t meet her father, a jazz dancer, until she was 18 years old.
3. She’s a Catholic school girl.
Although she was from a low income household, the singer attended St. Edward’s School in Cheltenham on scholarship.
4. Big names inspire her.
FKA twigs told Red Bull Music Academy that the first singers who had an impact on her were Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye.
5. She’s been in tons of other musician’s music videos.
The dancer has appeared in videos for stars like Taio Cruz, Jessie J, and Ed Sheeran.