Christie Brinkley

Model, Actress
An effervescent blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Christie Brinkley became one of the world's most successful supermodels, gracing the cover of more that 500 magazines worldwide, from Cosmopolitan to Sports ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1954 in Monroe, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

People's List 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

Donny! 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Parks and Recreation 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Play at Shea 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest Supermodels 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Christie Brinkley 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Final Take: Devil's Diet 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

Woman in Ferrari (Actor)

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Good News People 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 Billboard Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

Together For Our Children -- M.U.S.I.C. 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

An American Saturday Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Presenter

People Magazine on TV (08/16/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Trust: Billy Joel in the USSR 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS' Happy New Year America 1987 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 (Movie)

Red Ferrari Girl (Actor)

Biography

An effervescent blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Christie Brinkley became one of the world's most successful supermodels, gracing the cover of more that 500 magazines worldwide, from Cosmopolitan to Sports Illustrated. Landing her first big contract with Cover Girl near the start of her career, Brinkley remained a spokesperson for the cosmetics brand for 20 year - one of the longest-running modeling contracts in history. As talented as she was beautiful, Brinkley managed to parlay her success into a number of other ventures and pursuits; as an artist and photographer, her work graced album covers and appeared in numerous publications, As an advocate of fitness and wellness, Brinkley published a New York Times best-selling fitness book and served as a partner and spokesperson for Total Gym. Though she was as one time named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and Harper's Bazaar magazine's "Ten Best Bodies," Brinkley's extensive and remarkable 20-year career made her more than just an archetypical California girl done good.

Relationships

Jean-François Allaux

Husband
Married 1973 Divorced 1981

Greg Brinkley Actor

Brother

Marge Brinkley Actor

Mother

Don Brinkley Writer

Father
Born March 9, 1921; television writer who worked on shows such as "The Virginian" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Died July 14, 2012

Sailor Brinkley-Cook

Daughter
Born July 2, 1998 father is Peter Cook

Jack Brinkley-Cook

Son
Born June 2, 1995 biological father is Richard Taubman Peter Cook adopted Jack when he married Brinkley in September 1996

Olivier Chandon de Brailles

Companion
Heir to the Moët-Chandon Champagne fortune met in 1982 at Studio 54 in New York City died in 1983 in an auto racing accident

Peter Cook Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 21, 1996 On July 11, 2006, Brinkley's publicist confirmed the couple separated following the disclosure of Cook's alleged affair a teenage assistant in his architectural firm Filed for divorce September 2006 Settled out-of-court July 10, 2008 with Brinkley granted custody of their two children Divorced Oct. 3, 2008

Billy Joel Actor

Husband
Married March 23, 1985 Divorced Aug. 25, 1994

Alexa Ray Joel Actor

Daughter
Born December 29, 1985 father is singer/musician Billy Joel

Richard Taubman

Husband
Married Dec. 22, 1994 Divorced 1995

EDUCATION

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2005

Once again signed with Cover Girl to appear in magazines and commercials for their mature skin line

1998

Launched her own perfume, Believe

1997

Hosted the most profitable infomercial in America for Total Gym

1996

Signed with NuSkin International, to become the companies first spokesperson for their personal care division

1994

Appeared as herself in an episode of the NBC comedy, "Mad About You"

1993

Created the cover art for Billy Joel’s River of Dreams album

1992

Hosted the short-lived show "Living in the '90s with Christie Brinkley" (CNN)

1987

Reprised her role as the mysterious lady in the red Ferrari, in the sequel, "Vegas Vacation"

1983

Made acting debut as Chevy Chase's fantasy girl in the blockbuster "National Lampoon's Vacation"

1983

Wrote the best-selling fitness book, Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness book

1983

Was the inspiration for husband Billy Joel’s major hit "Uptown Girl"; also appeared as the title character in the music video

1979

Appeared on the cover of three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues

1976

Signed with cosmetics giant Cover Girl; contract continued to be renewed until 1996, making it the longest model contract ever

Raised in Malibu, California

After graduation, she worked as an illustrator for three years in Paris

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list her birth place as Malibu, CA.

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Brinkley is a vegetarian

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She and her then husband-to-be Richard Taubman survived a helicopter crash in March 1994 near Telluride, Colorado. Nine months later they married near the spot of the crash.

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On July 11, 2006, Brinkley's publicist confirmed that the couple separated following the disclosure of Cook's alleged affair with Diana Bianchi, a teenaged assistant in his architectural firm; Press and public interest increased with Cook's revelation that he had paid $300,000 to Bianchi in the hopes of forestalling a lawsuit.Brinkley and Cook settled out-of-court on July 10, 2008, with Brinkley granting her fourth husband $2.1 million in exchange for custody of their two children and the retention of 18 disputed properties in the Hamptons. Additionally, Cook was granted parenting time with the children.

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On July 19, 2006 singer Samantha Cole told the press that she too had been seduced by Cook when she was 19 years old, prior to Cook's marriage to Brinkley.

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