Christie Brinkley is an American model and celebrity with an estimated net worth of $80 million. Christie Brinkley was produced on February 2, 1954 in Monroe, Michigan. Christie’s dad, Don Brinkley, was a television producer and writer. It could have been simple for the blond haired blue eyed All American beauty to enter the Hollywood scene but she picked another path. In age 18, Brinkley moved to Paris, France to attend art school.
Christie Brinkley Net Worth $80 Million Dollars
Brinkley worked as an illustrator for 3 years. One day while walking the roads of Paris, she captured the focus of an American photographer. The American photographer encouraged her to start a job as a fashion model. Christie was initially reluctant to leave her creative work to get a vocation in the demanding trend world. Her creative finally gave modeling a go, and shortly became among the most in demand models on the planet.
Heading into her sixties, Christie still models and has a body that matches girls a third of her age. The All-American Girl is now a Cover Girl and Total Gym spokesmodel. In April 2012, she reprised the part of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago. In the year 2012, the Daily Mail ranked Brinkley third on the “World’s Most Abundant Models” list. Christie possesses most of the DailyMail estate in the Hamptons. She’s three kids and is single. Her creative also got multiple star endorsement deals with brands like Cover Girl make-up, Chanel perfume, and Prell shampoo. Towards the close of the eighties, the style world went via a tendency of reserving exotic girls as well as girls of colour. The interest in the All American girl was low and her appeal charm faded.
February 2, 1954
Monroe, Michigan, United States
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Supermodel, Model, Pin-up girl, Designer, Actor
Palisades Charter High School, Lycée Français de Los Angeles
United States of America
Peter Cook (m. 1996–2008)
Alexa Ray Joel, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook
She is of German, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
Release of her book, "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book".
Ranked #16 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
Went to Palisades High School in Los Angeles, California.
Recovering from emergency back surgery following a skiing injury that occurred during a recent family ski trip [February 28, 2007].
Sister of Greg Brinkley.
She was born in Monroe, Michigan, to Marge Brinkley (née Marjorie Marie Bowling) and Herbert Hudson. She was adopted by stepfather, producer-director Don Brinkley.
Is a vegetarian.
Was a democratic delegate from New York state at the 2000 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.
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. Other crash survivors were her friend, Sandra Will, and Sandra's son, Cade Carradine. Cade was the last person rescued off the mountain.
Brinkley was one of three models featured as dolls produced by Matchbox Toys called "The Real Model Collection".
Her first SPORTS ILLUSTRATED swimsuit issue cover was in 1979. She also appeared on the cover in 1980 and 1981, making her the first model to appear on 3 consecutive covers.
Filed a $42 million defamation suit against the National Enquirer and jointly sued her former personal assistant Beth La Face as the contact for the tabloid. [September 1997]
Son, with Richard Taubman, Jack Paris Brinkley, was born. [June 1995]
Daughter, with Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel, was born. [January 1986]
Daughter, with Peter Cook, Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook, was born. [July 1998]
Deep sultry voice
Sparkling blue eyes
Platinum blonde hair
[on recreating the National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)'s pool scene for a Direct TV commercial] It was, like 1 A.M. in the morning... and the swimming pool was steaming and they couldn't have the steam, so they had to make the water as cold as the temperature outside, so they had huge blocks of ice going in and they had drained everything and put in the coldest water. I'm down to the pool in nothing but a G-string... my lips would freeze, so they would have to get me out the pool to pit me in a bathtub to thaw me out. I had to, like, go up the pool ladder with nothing much on.
[Her memory of the pool scene in National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)] Well, I remember that night that we were shooting the scene, it was about 3 A.M. in the morning and we got out to the pool and suddenly somebody decided that they really wanted me to strip and then jump in the pool. And so there was a little debate there and I couldn't reach an agent or anything at 3 in the morning. But I just kept saying "I don't think so". So we compromised with, and I think it was so much more effective, when I just tossed my bra and it hit Chevy in the face.
Some people think happiness is a luxury, but its a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.
The mere act of putting your lips in the right position tells your body to release chemicals that make you feel better. Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace.
I have this helicopter crash, and I fall in love with this man who was in the crash with me. I must have been suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
If a person lies to you about what's in their bank account, they'll lie to you about other things as well.