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. She was discovered by photographer Errol Sawyer in Paris 1973. Christie has appeared on over 500 fashion magazine covers including three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, Playboy, Men's Health, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, New York Magazine, Allure.
Christie has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns, twenty five years as face of CoverGirl. Brinkley is one of the top-earning models on the Forbes list of all time.
She also as a actress appeared in films National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and in sequel Vegas Vacation (1997) opposite Chevy Chase, Jack and Jill (2011) opposite Adam Sandler. She made her stage debut as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
She is a vegetarian. Has been married to American singer-songwriter Billy Joel. Lives on Long Island in Sag Harbor, New York.
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.