Christie Brinkley

Born Feb 2, 1954

Christie Brinkley is an American supermodel and actress. Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981. She spent twenty five years as the face of CoverGirl (the longest running cosmetics contract of any model in history), has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on February 2, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old 1 More Event
After graduation in 1973, she moved to Paris, France, to study art.


1982 28 Years Old In 1982, Brinkley had a romantic relationship with Olivier Chandon de Brailles, heir to the Moët-Chandon Champagne fortune. … Read More
Brinkley played her first role as an actress in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation as "The girl in the red Ferrari" opposite Chevy Chase; she reprised that role in the 1997 sequel Vegas Vacation. and later spoofed it in a 2008 DirecTV commercial interspliced with footage from Vacation, and again in a 2015 Infiniti commercial as the wife in the Infiniti. (The blonde in the convertible for this spoof is model Scarlett Burke.) In 2011, she appeared as herself in the documentary, King of the Hamptons, which was produced by filmmaker, Dennis Michael Lynch. … Read More


1989 35 Years Old In 1989 Brinkley was, along with Cheryl Tiegs and Beverly Johnson, one of the three models featured as dolls produced by Matchbox Toys called The Real Model Collection.
1993 39 Years Old Brinkley illustrated the cover art for Billy Joel's 1993 triple platinum album River of Dreams. … Read More


1994 40 Years Old Brinkley has designed clothing patterns for Simplicity Pattern and in March, 1994 helped design, for brand Nouveau Eyewear, her line of prescription glasses and sunglasses called Christie Brinkley Perspectives with worldwide sales.
1998 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In Spring 1998 she released her own signature fragrance, Believe. … Read More


2008 54 Years Old Brinkley has been married four times, most notably to musician Billy Joel, several of whose music videos she appeared in. Her fourth marriage, to architect Peter Cook, ended in a much-publicized 2008 divorce. … Read More
2011 57 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 8, 2011, in New York, Brinkley made her stage debut as Roxie Hart in the long-running musical Chicago.
In February 2012, she was ranked third in the Daily Mail list "World's 20 richest models." … Read More
2013 59 Years Old named her No. 1 on their list of "10 Hottest Hollywood Women In Their 50's" in 2013.


2015 61 Years Old In September 2015, it was widely reported that John Mellencamp was in a new relationship with Brinkley. In August 2016, the couple announced their separation after almost a year of dating. … Read More
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