Christie Brinkley fashion model
February 02, 1954
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
37-25-35 in | 94-63.5-89 cm
64 kg | 141 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Christie Brinkley was born in Monroe, Michigan, United States, on February 2, 1954 is an American model and actress. She was discovered in a post office in the Paris (1973), by photographer Errol Sawyer, signed to Elite Model Management agency in Paris. She featured in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers in 1979, 1980 and 1981. She appeared in special Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Issue's Hall of Fame in 2005.
Brinkley is one of the top-earning models on the Forbes list of all time.
Was a twenty five years face of CoverGirl.
She is a vegetarian.
Supports animal rights.
She wrote her book "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book" in 1983.
Fan of New York Islanders ice hockey team.
She has been married four times and had 3 children.
She was married to American singer-songwriter Billy Joel (1985–1994), they have one daughter, Alexa Ray Joel.
Lives on Long Island in Sag Harbor, New York.
She made her big screen debut in road comedy film National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) in role as the Girl in Red Ferrari, she played the same character in sequel Vegas Vacation (1997).
Jack and Jill (2011) comedy opposite Adam Sandler and Katie Holmes
She portrayed Gayle Gergich in political satire television sitcom Parks and Recreation (2012–2015).
She made her stage debut in role as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in 2011.
She appeared on over 500 fashion magazine covers including Playboy, Men's Health, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, New York Magazine, Allure.
Christie has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns including Vogue Patterns, Gottex, Diet Coke, Anheuser-Busch, Got Milk?, Healthy Choice, Max Factor, Nissan, Chanel No. 19, Prell, MasterCard.
Represented by agencies IMG New York, Paris, Australia and Milano.
No matter what your age is, you only have now. So it's always about living in the moment and being in the moment... I refuse to let those numbers define me, and I just try to face each day positively.
I respect artists so much, and I absolutely love music as the ultimate art.
Modelling opened up the world to me. All my friends were bohemian artists and were a little bit appalled when I sold out and did something so bourgeois. I'd say, 'Come on, guys, with what I earn from this job, we can all go to Morocco.'
I remember my first 'Sports Illustrated' shoot was with the photographer Walter Iooss, and Julie Campbell was the editor, and we were at the president of Mexico's private house in Cancun - this was before anything else that's now in Cancun even existed. And they told me to get a tan, so I spent all morning in the sun, and I was burnt.
I remember really loving the CoverGirl ads when I was younger - there was something very cool about how they always put the girls in white. It looked so clean.
I was basically a surfer girl from California. I never looked like a model.
The mere act of putting your lips in the right position tells your body to release chemicals that make you feel better. Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace.