Christie Brinkley is an American model and an actress. She is one of the more famous models in the industry as she has set varies records in the industry as she made her climb to popularity. Her worldwide acclaim came in the 70s where she managed to gain three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuits Covers, which has never been done before. She has appeared on the cover of more than 500 magazines so far and has signed contracts with all the major brands in the industry. Besides being a famous fashion icon, Christie Brinkely is considered as an actress, illustrator, photographer, writer, and designer and TV personality. Because of her endeavors and pursuits, she has been named the most attractive woman of all times by a number of like Playboy, Allure and Men’s Health.
Christie Brinkley was actually discovered by accident. A photographer in a post office in Paris saw her and asked her to make her modeling pictures. Those pictures would later end up in the hands of Elite Model Management. After several meetings and a lunch, she was booked for three national ad campaigns and kicked off her career. Christie would later make appearances for Glamour and then would sign her most lucrative deal of them all, a 25-year long deal with CoverGirl, which was the longest deal signed up to dat. She would redesign in 2005 as she was hired to do ads for various beauty and skin care products.
After her appearances for Sports Illustrated, she would also appear in several specials and ad campaigns which followed along the years. Her most prominent campagnas came with 2005 Sport Illustrated 40th Anniversary Issue’s Hall of Fame and 2014 50th Anniversary The Legends. She has worked with the only the best fashion companies and has singed for Vogue, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and more.
She has also managed to comprise a really good acting career which was based on her good looks and by her popularity as a model. Her first role was in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (1983) alongside Chevy Chase, and she would later reprise her role in the sequel “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation” (1997). She also appeared on Direct TV and has done ads for Infiniti and even did spoofs of her role in the National Lampoon movies. She also appeared in TV shows and was a part of the record breaking NBC’s “Mad About You” episode and also appeared on “Parks and Recreations.” Christie Brinkley mainly got minor and guest star appearances or she would also play herself when it comes to movies.
Her other famous appearances include the 2011 appearance on “Chicago” the musical, an ad with Chuck Norris for a gym and an appearance on a video by Billy Joel.
Christie Brinkley Net Worth and Salary
With all of the things that Christie Brinkley has on her plate when managed to get quite a big income over the years. Staring in various movies, doing all kinds of fashion campaigns, dabbling on television, photography, design and much more has help Christie make quite a fortune for herself. Her versatility and various interests in her life made all of it possible and she is now reported to have a net worth of $80 million. In 2012, Christie Brinkley has been ranked in third place by Daily Mail on their “World’s 20 Richest Models” list. This only confirms her popularity and the great income she acquired during her years of work.
Christie Brinkley Husband and Children
Christie Brinkley actually had a very tumults life and has had her fair share of relationships. As a model and a fashion icon she would marry a total of four times, but all of her marriages ended up in a divorce. Her first marriage was with a French artists named Jean-François Allaux, and their marriage lasted from 1973 and ended in 1981 without any children. She married for the second time to a musician Billy Joel in 1985.
But unfortunately this relationship was not to last as well. Even though they had a great time together and worked well they eventually called it quits in 1994. It was the second marriage both for Joel and Christie and they had a daughter together named Alexa Ray Joel. It did not take Christie too long to find another husband as Richard Taubman, a real estate managed, proposed to her in 1994 and they got married soon after that. But this was Christie’s shortest marriage yet as it would last for only a year. They separated in 1995 and they also had one son together, named Jack Paris Taubman.
Christie Brinkley’s last marriage was with architect Peter Halsey Cook. The marriage came in 1996 not long after her divorce with Richard. This is when Christie got her third child, Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook. But this was the most controversial part of Christie’s life yet. They soon started having fights and the marriage was brought to an end when Peter was reported to have committed adultery with an 18-year old girl. The court proceedings between Peter and Christie lasted for a very long time and it was all made public. Peter was accused of being too aggressive with all thee of Christie’s children and she demanded to get custody of all of them. In eventually all panned out by 2008, when Peter and Christie finally got legally separated.
Christie Brinkley has always had an exciting life filled with celebrates and various men around her. Her four marriages are there to prove it but there are also reports of her having a relationship with Olivier Chandon de Brailles back in 1982. But unfortunately. Olivier died in a racing accident in the same year they met. Recently, Christie Brinkley was reported to be seeing John Mellencamp but their relationship lasted only between 2014 and 2016.
Christie Brinkley Age
Christie Brinkley is perhaps one of the most popular models even to grace the cat walk and also one of the most beautiful ones. She was born in Monroe, Michigan on February 2nd, 1954 and it makes her currently 63 years old. Even in her late stages she still keeps her good looks and keeps her body fit. Her parts were Marjorie and Herbert Hudson. But her mother would remarry when Christie was still young to Don Brinkley and he would accept Christie as his own and raised her as if she was his own flesh and blood.
After the remarriage the Christie went on to live in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. They both died in the same year, 2012, after both of them suffering from long-term illnesses. Christie attended Paul Revere Junior High School and would later go on to finish Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles but after her graduation would move to Paris to study art, and it is where she was discovered as a model and a legitimate fashion icon.
Christie Brinkley Height and Weight
Christie Brinkley is certainly one of the most gorgeous and voluptuous models in the world. Even in her 60s she still manages to look beautiful and fit. Her skin care products help her do that but also keeping her fitness and simply eating right. She is 64 kg and is 175 cm high. Her body measurements are36-24-35 inches, and it still makes her curvatious and a good looking woman.
Is Christie Brinkley a Lesbian?
As you can see by Christie Brinkley’s impressive dating record, she has been mainly interested in men. She has never had a lesbian affair not has she ever been considered gay. She is straight and is still dating and is more than interested in men.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Christie Brinkley was born in America which makes her nationality American and she is also Caucasian and has blonde and green eyes.
|Born:||February 2nd 1954.|
|Profession:||model and actress|
|Net Worth:||$80 million|
|Children:||3 (Alexa Ray Joel – Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook – Jack Paris Taubman)|