Christie Brinkley
Supermodel
Christie Brinkley
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.
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Christie Brinkley's personal information overview.
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SI Swimsuit models honor Christie Brinkley
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Christie Brinkley honored
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Twitter Points Out Kate Upton Isn't Even Wearing A Swimsuit On Her SI Covers
Huffington Post - 9 days
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Raising Daughters Without Body Issues When We Never Even Fixed Our Own
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Once at a family reunion, when I was 16, one of my aunts, upon seeing me, loudly announced, "Oh, Lord, look at Sissy, she's going to be BIG like the rest of us!" I suppose I must have chunked up a bit since she last laid eyes on me. It was Thanksgiving 1979 and I didn't touch a bite of food the rest of the day. At 16, I had zero knowledge or awareness of the eating disorder epidemic that was about to sweep the country. I just knew I wanted in. My aunt's comment ignited a resolved determination in me that ran unchecked for many years. I clearly remember thinking, "Over my dead body am I going to be BIG like the rest of you!" I was in good company because every girl I knew had "body issues" in the 80s. Seems like everyone was a dot somewhere on the spectrum, even if it didn't entirely run their lives. There were anorexics, bulimics and they even coined the term "bulorexic" for the girls that couldn't quite commit. I'm not exactly sure what I was - I was nev ...
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Christie Brinkley, 63, back in SI Swimsuit issue
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Christie Brinkley has made a splash return in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
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Christie Brinkley, 63, back in SI swimsuit issue
CNN - 17 days
Christie Brinkley has made a splash return in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
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Brinkley dating Hadids ex?
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Christie Brinkley and David Foster
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The V to A of Best Beauty Deals (Black Friday to Cyber Monday)
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Time to indulge in a little retail therapy, right? The year has been a wild one, but that doesn't mean our health and beauty rituals have to suffer. And because we love a good sale, especially over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I've compiled a go-to guide of beauty deals--from V to A--for guys and dolls. Happy Thanksgiving. Keep up the tradition with some excellent shopping! VITA LIBERATA Deal: Gift with a purchase of VITA LIBERATA products over $10. Shop in-stores and online at ULTA.com (Tanning Mitt excluded from deal). Starts Nov. 27. THE JOJOBA COMPANY AUSTRALIA Deal: 25% off of the entire line on Cyber Monday via thejojobacompany.com SURVIVOR EYES BROW STENCILS Deal: Buy One Get One Free. Regular price $14.95, now 2 stencil kits for $14.95. Survivor Eyes Brow Style & Stencil Kit was initially created to help women who are dealing with hair loss. Today, they are the "go-to" for all brow-conscious women. Each kit offers a variety of brow template ...
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Christie Brinkley Lists Hamptons House for $25 Million
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
The model and entrepreneur previously listed the home, in Sag Harbor, N.Y., for $15.75 million in 2010.
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Christie Brinkley Lists Hamptons House for $25 Million
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
The model and entrepreneur previously listed the home, in Sag Harbor, N.Y., for $15.75 million in 2010.
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Nine Famous Women. No Makeup. Selfies.
NYTimes - 5 months
Barefaced revelations, from Laverne Cox, Mindy Kaling, Christie Brinkley and more.
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Oliver Stone's Snowden: Toronto Film Festival From Afar
Huffington Post - 5 months
On Friday night, Oliver Stone's new movie, Snowden, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Early reviews were embargoed until then. But I can tell you, from the reaction of a tony crowd at a summer screening in East Hampton, let the award season begin with this movie. Peggy Siegal introduced Oliver Stone, providing a bit of the JFK director's resume: the 3 time Oscar winner adapted the script for Midnight Express (1978), and won for Best Picture and Best Director for Platoon (1986). His second Best Director award came for Born on the Fourth of July (1989). Stone makes important films, and his new one addresses and challenges our ideas about national security, and whether or not Edward Snowden is a hero. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the role, and Snowden is his best film. The supporting cast includes Melissa Leo as filmmaker Laura Poitras whose Citizen Four, an interview with the exiled Snowden, won an Academy Award for best documentary. Nicolas Cage is fine as a computer geek, and Sha ...
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Target kicks off Fashion Week with sing-along event
Yahoo News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Target kicked off New York Fashion Week with a sing-along event Tuesday night at a custom-built piano lounge the cheap chic retailer created, attracting such celebrities as Christie Brinkley, Kendall Jenner and Queen Latifah.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christie Brinkley
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 61
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    Pop-topia.com named her No. 1 on their list of "10 Hottest Hollywood Women In Their 50's" in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 58
    Brinkley has one brother, Gregory Donald Brinkley. Brinkley's parents, Marjorie and Don Brinkley, died in Sag Harbor in the summer of 2012 within seven weeks of each other, after a 50-plus year marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Both suffered from long-term illnesses. TV writer and producer Don died in July, and Marjorie in September. Brinkley lives on Long Island in Sag Harbor, New York; she previously lived in Bridgehampton and Amagansett, Long Island. She and her children are fans of the New York Islanders ice hockey team. Brinkley began doing promotions for the team after being noticed at games. In 2007, she showed her support by writing a blog for NHL.com and filming a commercial. Brinkley helped found a club for cutting, an equestrian sport in which a rider has two and one half minutes to cut as many cattle from a herd as they can. Since 1998, Brinkley has given nearly $100,000 to organizations and candidates of the Democratic Party of the United States, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, America Coming Together and Moveon.org. In the New York delegation, Brinkley served as a delegate on the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. She has also been involved in anti-nuclear activities and campaigned against the restarting of the High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) located at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
    In December 2012, Brinkley co-hosted Anderson Cooper Live and also danced with Dancing With the Stars alumnus Gilles Marini during the show.
    More Details Hide Details Brinkley's financial holdings were worth an estimated USD $80 million in 2008, primarily as the owner of real estate, much of it in the Hamptons. Brinkley was ranked third in the Daily Mail list "World's 20 richest models".
    Brinkley had a guest role in December 2012 on the comedy sitcom Parks and Recreation.
    More Details Hide Details In the episode "Ron and Diane" she played Gayle Gergich, wife of Jerry Gergich played by Jim O'Heir.
    In February 2012, she was ranked third in the Daily Mail list "World's 20 richest models."
    More Details Hide Details Brinkley was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, the daughter of Marjorie (née Bowling) and Herbert Hudson. Her family moved to Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, where her mother Marjorie later met and married television writer Don Brinkley in Bel Air, Los Angeles. Don adopted Christie and her brother Gregory Donald Brinkley. During this time, the family lived in Malibu and then the Brentwood neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Brinkley was educated at Paul Revere Junior High School and attended Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles from 9th to 12th grade.
  • 2011
    Age 57
    In 2011, Men's Health named her one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time", ranking her at No. 16.
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    On April 8, 2011, in New York, Brinkley made her stage debut as Roxie Hart in the long-running musical Chicago.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details With a career spanning more than three decades, magazines such as Allure, Playboy, and Men's Health have named Brinkley one of the most attractive women of all time. Her financial holdings in 2008 were worth an estimated USD $80 million, primarily as the owner of real estate.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 44
    In 1998 Playboy readers voted Brinkley one of the 100 Sexiest Women of the 20th century.
    More Details Hide Details Brinkley is ranked third in the AskMen.com Top 10 Supermodels Of All Time.
    In Spring 1998 she released her own signature fragrance, Believe.
    More Details Hide Details Her jewelry collection is manufactured by Swank. In 1991 Brinkley was considered to have the ideal, all-American look with her blonde hair, blue eyes, slim figure, and soft features, when Allure first conducted a survey taking the pulse of the average American (men and women) searching for their beauty perceptions and preferences.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 40
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 39
    Brinkley illustrated the cover art for Billy Joel's 1993 triple platinum album River of Dreams.
    More Details Hide Details For this, Rolling Stone awarded her the honor of "Best album cover of the year".
  • 1989
    Age 35
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 29
    In 1983, Brinkley wrote and illustrated a book on health and beauty, Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book, which topped the New York Times bestseller list.
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    Brinkley appeared on the Today Show in 1983 in a four-part segment featuring beauty tips and, in 1992, began her own television series Living in the 90's — With Christie Brinkley, a daily half-hour show on CNN.
    More Details Hide Details Brinkley made further television appearances, including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Specials and music videos for beau Billy Joel ("Uptown Girl", "Keeping the Faith", "All about Soul", "River of Dreams", "A Matter of Trust" and "Leningrad") and Mick Jones "Just Wanna Hold". Brinkley appears with Chuck Norris in a long-running series of cable TV infomercials promoting Total Gym home fitness equipment. In 2008, Brinkley and Dr. Carlon Colker promoted National Family Fitness Day with Xbox 360 at the Boy's and Girl's Club.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film premiered at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival.
  • 1982
    Age 28
    In 1982, Brinkley had a romantic relationship with Olivier Chandon de Brailles, heir to the Moët-Chandon Champagne fortune.
    More Details Hide Details The two met at Studio 54 in New York City at a party promoting a calendar in which Brinkley appeared. Chandon died a year later in an auto-race car crash during a private pre-season practice session.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 19
    Brinkley was discovered in 1973 by American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details He took her first modeling pictures and introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. Brinkley stated later: "I was basically a surfer girl from California. I never looked like a model." After being introduced to Elite, where Brinkley met the fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Mike Reinhardt who called Eileen Ford and told her about Brinkley, she returned to California, and by the end of a lunch meeting with Nina Blanchard (Eileen Ford affiliate in Los Angeles) she had been booked for three national ad campaigns. Multiple appearances on the cover of Glamour soon followed, along with a record 25-year contract with cosmetics brand CoverGirl, one of the longest modeling contracts in history. In 2005, CoverGirl again signed Brinkley, using her in ads in magazines and TV commercials for mature skin products. Brinkley appeared on three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers (1979, 1980 and 1981) – the first time that had happened – and appeared in the publication’s annual swimsuit issues and television specials for years to follow. Brinkley was featured exclusively in the first Sports Illustrated Calendar and also released two of her own exclusive calendars to unparalleled success. In 2005, Brinkley was featured in the special Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Issue’s Hall of Fame, celebrating the most revered figures in the magazine's history. As an editorial model, Brinkley has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, including US, Vogue, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and the best-selling issue of Life.
    After graduation in 1973, she moved to Paris, France, to study art.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1954.
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