Anne Twist Bio

(British Social Media Personality and Mother of Singer Harry Styles)

Birthday: October 21, 1967 (Libra)

Born In: England, United Kingdom

Anne Twist came to limelight as the mother of actor and Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Harry Styles. However, she is a social media influencer and philanthropist in her own right. On Instagram, she has more than 2.5 million followers. Some of the causes and charities that she has been associated with include cancer charity, Parkinsons UK, Save The Skylark campaign and Jeans for Gene.

Quick Facts

British Celebrities Born In October

Age: 56 Years, 56 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Robin Twist (m. 2013 – 2017)

father: Brian Selley

mother: Mary Smith

siblings: Mike Selley

children: Gemma Styles, Harry Styles

Born Country: England


Anne Twist rose to fame as the mother of Harry Styles. She made an appearance in One Direction's (English Irish Pop Boy band) concert film This Is Us, together with other family members of the band. She is also a social media influencer and a philanthropist. Her Instagram account @annetwist is followed by over 2.5 million people. Through her Instagram account, she promotes various brands and products like HighBorn London, Queen Bee Home Products, Irene Forte Skincare, Rowan Charles Uk and Hickies. Through her account, she promotes several causes and charities as well.

For years, she has supported a charity called Believes in Magic that helps children who need money for medical operations. In 2012, together with her friend Vicky, she went hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity. In 2017, she participated in Save The Skylark campaign along with other One Direction members and their families. The campaign aimed to restore a Little Ship from the second World War. The ship which helped save thousands of stranded troops during the war was languishing in the River Leven.

Other causes, campaigns and charity that she has supported include Anti Bullying Pro’s Back to School campaign; Action Against Cancer (funds development of new diagnostics and treatments at Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital), Jeans for Gene (assists children in the country suffering from genetic disorder), Macmillan Cancer (raises awareness and funds for the cancer charity), Refuge Charity's Hush No More campaign (to raise awareness and funds to help women and children who have suffered abuse) and Parkinsons UK (helps raise money and awareness for those suffering from the disease). To raise funds for the last charity, she did a wing walk which involves being strapped to the plane (mostly biplane) and moving along it while it is in flight.

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Family & Personal Life

Anne Twist was born on 21st October 1967 in England as Anne Selley, to Brian Selley and Mary Selley. She married thrice. Her first marriage was with finance worker Desmond Styles. The couple together has two children named Harry Edward Styles and Gemma Styles. Harry is Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of the boyband One Direction. He is also an actor who made his debut in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk. His older sister Gemma is a freelance writer and a social media influencer with around 7.7 million fans on Instagram. She also hosts a podcast Good Influence with Gemma Styles. Anne Twist and Desmond Des Styles divorced in 2001 when Gemma was 10 years old and Harry was 7.

Anne, then married business partner John Cox; however, they separated later. In 2013, she married Robin Twist in Cheshire. For the occasion Harry became the best man while Gemma became the maid of honour. With this marriage, she became stepmother to Mike and Amy Twist, children of Robin from a previous relationship. Robin Twist passed away in 2017 due to cancer.

She has pet cats named Dusty, Dotty and Skye whose photographs she frequently shares on her Instagram account.

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