Christie Brinkley

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Christie Lee Hudson
  • Birth Place: Monroe, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/02/1954, Aquarius
  • Profession: Model
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Christie Brinkley Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in Malibu, CA.
  • At 18, moved to Paris to enroll in art school.
  • Is fluent in French.  
  • Appeared on more than 500 magazine covers, and became the first model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue for three consecutive years (1979-81).
  • Worked as a spokesperson for a number of cosmetics and beauty products, including Prell and Cover Girl, as well as for Total Gym fitness products.
  • Made her film debut in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), playing Chevy Chase's mysterious love interest.
  • Survived a March 1994 helicopter crash near Telluride, CO, while heliskiing; married fellow survivor Richard Taubman nine months later near the site of the crash.
  • Made her Broadway debut portraying Roxie Hart in Chicago in 2011, and then reprised the role in London later that year.
  • Has launched several product lines, including eyewear, jewelry, fabrics and skin care.
  • Supports the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Handgun Control and STAR (Standing for Truth About Radiation). 
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Christie Brinkley Relationships:
  • Billy Joel - Ex-husband
  • Jack Paris Brinkley Cook - Son
  • Herbert Hudson - Father
  • Donald Brinkley - Stepfather
  • Jean-Francois Allaux - Ex-husband
  • Ricky Taubman - Ex-husband
  • Sailor Brinkley Cook - Daughter
  • Greg Brinkley - Brother
  • Marjorie Hudson Brinkley - Mother
  • Peter Cook - Ex-husband
  • Alexa Ray Joel - Daughter

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