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Christie Brinkley Biography
Christie Brinkley (Christie Lee Hudson) is an American model, actress and businesswoman. She became prominent in the worldwide with her appearances in the late 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
Eventually she appeared on an unprecedented three consecutive covers starting in 1979. Christie spent twenty-five years as the face of CoverGirl. She has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed contracts with major brands—both fashion and non-fashion.
She went on to work as an actress, illustrator, television personality, photographer, writer, designer, and activist for human and animal rights and the environment.
Her career has spanned more than three decades. Magazines such as Allure and Men’s Health have named Christie one of the most attractive women of all time. In 2018 her financial holdings were worth an estimated US$250 million, primarily as the owner of several companies and real estate.
Christie Brinkley Age | How Old Is Christie Brinkley
Christie was born on February 2, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan. She is 65 years old as of 2019.
How Tall Is Christie Brinkley | Christie Brinkley Height
Christie stands at a height of 1.75.
Christie Brinkley Family |Christie Brinkley Parents
Christie was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan. She is the daughter of Marjorie (née Bowling) and Herbert Hudson. Christie’s 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. Christie and her brother Greg Brinkley were adopted by Donald . During this time, the family lived in Malibu and then the Brentwood neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Christie was educated at Paul Revere Junior High School and went to Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles from 9th to 12th grade. She graduated in 1973 and moved to Paris, to study art.
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In 1973 Christie was discovered by American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris. Errol took Christie’s first modeling pictures and introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. Christie stated later: “I was basically a surfer girl from California. I never looked like a model.” After she was introduced to Elite, where Christie met the fashion photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Mike Reinhardt who called Eileen Ford and told her about Brinkley, she returned to California. By the end of a lunch meeting with Nina Blanchard (Eileen Ford affiliate in Los Angeles) Christie had been booked for three national ad campaigns.
Christie Brinkley Dating
Christie had a romantic relationship with Olivier Chandon de Brailles, heir to the Moët-Chandon Champagne fortune in 1982. They met at Studio 54 in New York City at a party promoting a calendar in which Christie appeared. A year later Chandon died in a crash at a private pre-season practice session car race.
It was widely reported in September 2015 that John Mellencamp was in a new relationship with Brinkley. The couple announced their separation in August 2016 after almost a year of dating.
Christie Brinkley Husbands | Christie Brinkley Marriages
Brinkley has been married four times. In 1973 she was married to French artist Jean-François Allaux; the marriage ended in 1981 without children.
Billy Joel Christie Brinkley
In 1985, to musician Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949); the marriage ended in 1994 and they had one child, Alexa Ray Joel.
In 1983 Christie and Joel met on the Island of St Barts, in the Caribbean and were married on March 23, 1985 on a yacht on the Hudson River, the second marriage for both. The two took their vows in a private ceremony attended by 175 family members and friends, including Paul Simon and the Stray Cats. The two remain friends to this day.
Christie got married In 1994, to real estate developer Richard Taubman (born 1948). They had met in 1994 when a mutual friend introduced them. In May 1994 He proposed to her in May 1994, although she and Billy Joel were still married. She married Taubman on December 22, 1994, in Telluride, Colorado, near the area where they were both in a helicopter crash on April 1, 1994. Brinkley was 40 years old and Taubman 46 and she announced at their wedding that they were expecting a baby boy. The marriage ended in 1995 with one son.
Christie Brinkley Peter Cook
He got married to architect Peter Halsey Cook (born January 1, 1959) in 1996 . The two first first met in 1979 when he was modeling; their paths also crossed a few times after that. The couple later reintroduced by a mutual friend, NBC’s Jill Rappaport, and announced their engagement in August 1996.
The couple got married on September 21, 1996 at a ranch in Bridgehampton, New York. Brinkley was 42 and Cook 37. At their wedding they had nearly 120 guests, including Billy Joel. The couple had one child, a daughter, who began modeling at 15, having been signed for IMG Models.
Christie Brinkley Children
Christie has three children one daughter with billy Joe named Alexa Ray Joel, a son with Richard Taubman and a daughter with Peter Halsey Cook who began modeling at 15, haveing been signed for IMG Models.
Christie Brinkley Daughter
Christie has a daughter known as Alexa Ray Joel who was born December 29, 1985. She is singer, songwriter, and pianist. Christie’s daughter Joel released an EP Sketches (2006) and several singles on independent record labels. Joel has performed at numerous charity events and New York City fashion events, and in 2010 was chosen to be the spokesmodel for Prell shampoo.
Christie enjoyed a girls-only outing with her daughter Alexa Ray Joel.
Christie and her daughter showed their support for a good cause as they attended the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards together in New York on February 12, 2019.
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Christie promotes Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care, a line of beauty products, Hair2Wear a line of hair extensions, Bellissima Prosecco, an organic sparkling wine label and Christie Brinkley Eyewear, an eyeglasses eyewear. She owns real estate mainly in the Hamptons.
Christie Brinkley Plastic Surgery
While Christie was quoted in people as stating that she does not rule out plastic surgery instead, she’s alluded that she is”only also chicken,” or she had been in the moment she said.
as she has not been a casualty of terrible celebrity plastic surgery, maybe not just like Mickey Rourke or even Michael Jackson’s anyhow, folks wait for to observe specific signs of ageing, still if you’re a blonde shock.
Christie Brinkley Net Worth
Christie has an estimated net worth of $250 million in the Bank. She owes most of her fortune to her time with modeling agencies
Christie Brinkley Prosecco | Christie Brinkley Wine
Christie tried to bottle that effervescence in her new line of organic prosecco, called Bellissima in November 2016.
“I’ve always been a big Champagne girl. My mom always drank Champagne,” Christie says.
Three wines in the collection Brut DOC, Zero Sugar and Rosé are all made with organic grapes grown in Treviso in the heart of Italy’s Veneto wine region.
“It was like choosing a baby’s name,” Chrisite says at coming up with Bellissima, which in Italian means “most beautiful.” “We hope that when people are having a beautiful moment in their life, we are included. That we help add some sparkle to the occasion.”
And health is always a big part of beauty for Brinkley. The Zero Sugar wine, which Brinkley says is “supermodel approved,” is her drink of choice when she has a photo shoot coming up. She’s also proud that a huge segment of the population can now have a drink, even if they have diabetes or can’t have much sugar. “They can be a part of the celebration, too.”
The wines are also all organic, which is uncommon.
Christie Brinkley Beauty Secrets
Brinkley breaks down her own beauty secrets, including how she maintains that enviable youthful glow.
What are your favorite go-to beauty products?
My go-to favorite beauty products include my Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty Recapture 360 day cream; I love to be outdoors, and this gives me the protection I need. I also can’t live without my Christie Brinkley foundation; I use medium neutral or medium warm. Blush and under-eye concealers are a must for me as well.
When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you do beauty-wise?
When I first wake up, I exfoliate using my Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish to wake up my skin, then I drench my skin in my Pure Radiance Illuminating Facial Oils while I’m making my coffee and warm water with lemon. I let all the biomimic oil, sweet almond macadamia, evening primrose, and all the other ingredients nurture my skin, and then apply my Recapture 360 day cream.
What is your nightly bedtime beauty routine?
Not to sound like an ad, but I really do use all of my own products. At night I use my daily gentle cleaners to wash off my makeup and for the eyes use Andrea Eye Q’s eye-makeup-remover wipes, the oils again, and then lastly my Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Treatment to work with the biorhythms of my body while I sleep.
Who is your beauty icon?
That is too hard to say. I look up to too many people!
What is the best bit of beauty advice you’ve ever received, and who was it from?
My mom always told me to smile because it “brightens up your whole face.”
What is the best beauty trick you have picked up on set?
Before going on a set I didn’t know much at all about makeup. From working I learned how to use light and shadows, how to carve the perfect cheekbone with your makeup, how to make your eyes bigger or wider, or your lips fuller. All these genius tips to completely switch around your whole look.
What is one beauty item you recommend everyone buy?
Posh blush. Everyone needs a healthy glow!
What is your go-to beauty look for a night out?Eyelashes, for sure. When I add eyelashes to my look, it completely makes me feel like a “night out!”
What is your ideal spa day and where?
My ideal spa day would be at Parrot Cay in the Caribbean, a massage and sometimes acupuncture.
What is the biggest skincare rule you abide by?
What is one treatment you’re afraid to try?
Fraxel [lasers]…I have tried it once and it left me blistered. That being said, I know it is good for sun-damaged skin, so it must be done by a great doctor.
What is your biggest beauty splurge?
Ultherapy. I do it once a year!
Favorite form of self-care?
Besides the massage mentioned above, a good organic healthy meal. (And maybe washed down with some of my vegan, organic, sugar-free prosecco, Bellissima).
Worst beauty trend that you’ve participated in?
Cutting my own bangs! There is no way of concealing choppy, too short bangs!
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Christie Brinkley Book
- Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great
- Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book
Christie Brinkley Diet
According to Christie the key to eating a healthy diet is all about colors. It’s a simple eating plan that can be used by anyone, and it helps you pack in nutrients (dark, leafy greens pack more nutrients than light ones, and orange foods deliver different nutrients than green, for instance)
Christie Brinkley Total Gym
For over 15 years Christie has relied on Total Gym to help maintain a youthful figure. The total body workout she gets from the Total Gym helps to shape a leaner, slimmer look while building strength and increasing her energy level. She has even developed some Pilates moves on the Total Gym that are just as effective as the Pilates reformer!
Chuck Norris And Christie Brinkley
Christie has appeared with Chuck Norris in 1997 in a long-running series of cable TV infomercials promoting Total Gym home fitness equipment.
Christie Brinkley Ferrari
Well Christie never drove a 348 Spider, let alone any Ferrari that wasn’t red in either of her appearances in the National Lampoon’s Vacation series, it’s still hard not to think of her whenever I see a Ferrari drop-top of this era.
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Christie Brinkley Hamptons Homes
After just under a decade on the market, Christie’s Sag Harbor home officially got a new owner. The 5,500-square-foot beach house first hit the market back in 2010 (she purchased the five-bedroom abode for $7.15 million in 2004), and has struggled to find the right buyer since.
It was listed for its highest asking price, at $25 million, in early 2017, before being lowered to $20 million and then again to $17.99 million last summer, according to reports. While the final sale price will be revealed once the sale closes, it’s easy to see why the home has such a high price tag.