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Christie Brinkley
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Brinkley at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Christie Lee Hudson

February 2, 1954 (1954-02-02) (age 67)
  • Model
  • actress
  • designer
Years active 1973–present
Home town Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.765 m)
  • Jean-François Allaux (1973–1981)
  • Billy Joel (1985–1994)
  • Richard Taubman (1994–1995)
  • Peter Cook (1996–2008)
Children 3, including Alexa Ray Joel

Christie Brinkley (born Christie Lee Hudson; February 2, 1954) is an American model, actress and businesswoman. 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.

Brinkley went on to work as an actress, illustrator, television personality, photographer, writer, designer, and activist for human and animal rights and the environment.

Brinkley has been married four times, most notably between 1985–1994 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.

Her financial holdings in 2018 were worth an estimated US$250 million, primarily as the owner of several companies and real estate.

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