Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley

Who is Christie Brinkley?

Christie Brinkley is an American model, actress, author, businesswoman, and entrepreneur. Brinkley gained worldwide fame with her appearances in the late 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, ultimately appearing on an unprecedented three consecutive covers starting in 1979. She spent twenty-five years as the face of CoverGirl, has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.

What Nationality is Christie Brinkley?

She holds American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity and her birth sign is Aquarius. Brinkley was born as Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, the USA on February 2, 1954, to mother Marjorie and father Herbert Hudson. Her family moved to Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California, where her mother Marjorie later met and married television writer Donald Brinkley in Bel Air, Los Angeles. Donald adopted Christie and her brother Greg 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. After graduation in 1972, she moved to Paris, to study art.

How did Christine Brinkley start her Career?

Brinkley career started after she was discovered in 1973 by American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris. He took her first modeling pictures and introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. Brinkley’s fortunes turned rapidly from that point. She then met Patrick Demarchelier and Mike Reinhardt, two renowned fashion photographers, and got the opportunity to work for Ford Models in California where she grabbed three national advertisement campaigns. Brinkley appeared on the cover of ‘Glamour,’ a women's magazine, multiple times. She was offered an astonishing 25-year long modeling contract by the American cosmetics brand ‘CoverGirl’. Once this contract expired, she was again signed to promote their mature skincare products in 2005. Brinkley was featured on the cover of ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’ in 1979, 1980, and 1981. She later appeared in their ‘40th Anniversary Issue's Hall of Fame’ as well as ‘50th Anniversary The Legends’ specials. She has also posed for ‘The US’, ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Vogue’, and ‘Harper's Bazaar’ and has represented top brands like ‘MasterCard’, ‘Diet Coke’, ‘Anheuser-Busch’, ‘Nissan’, ‘Revlon’, ‘Yardley of London’, and ‘Black Velvet’. Brinkley entered the show business as well. She was featured in ‘National Lampoon's Vacation’, and later in the sequel, ‘Vegas Vacation’, as ‘The girl in the red Ferrari’.

She performed in the long-running musical ‘Chicago’ as ‘Roxie Hart’; she also reprised her role in Broadway later. She appeared in ‘Mad About You’, ‘Celebrity Weddings InStyle’ (as a host), ‘Today Show’, ‘Jack and Jill’, and ‘Parks and Recreation’.  On August 5, 2019, it was reported that Brinkley would have a guest role on the season 7 premiere of the ABC television series The Goldbergs playing a character named Aleah Welsh. As an author, She wrote and illustrated a book on health and beauty, Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book in 1983. The book topped The New York Times bestseller list. 

As a businesswoman, Brinkley runs a chain of businesses through her umbrella company CB Inc. Her businesses include beauty products, eyewear, sparkling wine, real estate, as well as hair extensions. She has developed an industry worth over $250 million. She has also contributed to charities. Throughout her career,  She has been named one of the most attractive women of all time by Allure and Men's Health magazines and has been entitled to many honors and awards.

What is Christie Brinkley Worth?

As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $80 million however her salary is still unknown. Christie Brinkley earns from her modeling and acting career. She is also a photographer, writer, and designer. She has appeared in several tv commercials. Brinkley runs a chain of businesses through her umbrella company CB Inc. Her businesses include beauty products, eyewear, sparkling wine, real estate, as well as hair extensions. She has developed an industry worth over $250 million and several other business ventures. She also owns the real estate mainly in the Hamptons. Altogether she was worth over $250 million business issue. Information regarding her car collection is not revealed yet.

Is Christie Brinkley still Married?

Brinkley has been married four times in her life. Her first marriage was with Jean-François Allaux in 1973 which ended in divorce in 1981. She then married musician Billy Joel in 1985. She appeared in his shows too. The couple has a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel. Later in 1994, they ended their marriage in a divorce. Christie Brinkley married Richard Taubman in 1994, and within a year, they divorced. They have one son, Jack Paris Brinkley. Her last marriage was with architect Peter Halsey Cook on September 1996. They have a daughter named Sailor Brinkley-Cook. Brinkley lives on Long Island in Sag Harbor, New York; she previously lived in Bridgehampton and Amagansett, Long Island. 

What Tall is Christie Brinkley?

Christie stands  5’9” (175 cm) and weighs around 141 pounds (64 kg). She has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair color. Her body measures Chest: 37” (94 cm),Waist: 25” (63,5 cm) and Hips: 35” (89 cm). Her Bra size is 34C and she wears a shoe size of 8(US)/38(EU). She wears a dress size of 6(US). She has a straight sexual orientation.

Christie Brinkley
Quick Facts of Christie Brinkley
Celebrated Name Christie Brinkley
Age 66 years old
Nick Name Christie Brinkley
Birth Name Christie Brinkley
Birth Date 1954-02-02
Gender Female
Profession American model
Nationality American
Place of Birth Monroe, Michigan, United States
Education Palisades Charter High School and Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Father Don Brinkley
Mother Marge Brinkleymother
Brother Greg Brinkley
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aquarius
Famous for American model, actress, author, businesswoman, and entrepreneur
Net Worth $80 million
Height 5’9”
Weight 64 kg
Eye Color blue
Hair Color blonde
Shoe Size 8(US)
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