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Christie Lee Hudson, simply known as Christie Brinkley, is a famous American actress, pin-up girl, designer, as well as a supermodel. Considered to be one of the most attractive women in the modeling industry, Christie Brinkley has been featured on the covers of more than 500 magazines, including “Cosmopolitan”, “LIFE”, “Rolling Stone”, “Max Factor” and others, and was a face for the “CoverGirl”, which is one of the most famous cosmetics brands, for 25 years. Brinkley had the longest contract with cosmetics in the history of modeling.

Christie Brinkley Net Worth $80 Million

A famous model, how rich is Christie Brinkley? According to sources, Christie Brinkley’s net worth is estimated to be $80 million. As of 2012, Brinkley placed at #3 on the list of “World’s 20 Richest Models” compiled by “Daily Mail”.

Christie Brinkley was born in 1954, in Monroe, Michigan, but later moved out to Los Angeles, where she attended Paul Revere Jr. High School. Brinkley continued her education in Paris, where she moved in order to study art. It was in Paris where she was first discovered by Errol Sawyer, who introduced her to a modeling agent and scout John Casablancas. While still in Paris, Brinkley was introduced to “Elite Model Management Agency”, and then met several other photographers who helped her get in touch with the executive of the “Ford Modeling Agency” Eileen Ford. Eventually, Brinkley was signed for three national advertisements campaigns and was later offered a 25 year-contract with “CoverGirl”. Brinkley’s modeling career went uphill since then.

Brinkley debuted on a cover of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition” in 1979, and reappeared on it in 1980 and 1981. She was then featured in a “Sports Illustrated Calendar”, which was followed by the release of two more calendars. Christie Brinkley then started making appearances on the covers of such magazines as “Vogue”, “Newsweek”, “Esquire”, “Black Velvet” and more, which opened many other career opportunities.

In 1983, Christie Brinkley debuted as an actress in Harold Ramis’ comedy film “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, where she starred alongside Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall and Jane Krakowski. She then appeared in 1997 in the role of “the girl in the red Ferrari” in the sequel of this movie entitled “Vegas Vacation”.

Taking a step from movies, Brinkley went on to host “Celebrity Weddings InStyle”, as well as appearing on the “Today Show” and co-starred with Chuck Norris in many infomercials. For the television audiences, Christie Brinkley is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Gayle Gergich, Jim O’Heir’s wife in the television series “Parks and Recreation”, where she appeared next to Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Rob Lowe and others.

In addition to being an actress and a model, Christie Brinkley wrote a book called “Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book”, which enjoyed a spot on the list of best-sellers, and ventured into designing, as she helped design various patterns for a manufacturer of sewing pattern guides “Simplicity Pattern”, and designed a line of sunglasses entitled “Christie Brinkley Perspectives”.

In 1998, Brinkley came out with her own perfume called “Believe”.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parks and Recreation 2012-2015 TV Series Gayle Gergich
Jack and Jill 2011/I Christie Brinkey
Ugly Betty 2009 TV Series Penelope Graybridge
Vegas Vacation 1997 Woman in Ferrari
National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 The Girl in the Ferrari

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parks and Recreation 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent' 2006 Video documentary special thanks
Perfect 1985 thanks
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song 1985 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Omg! Insider 2007 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty 2004 Video documentary Herself - Model
The Family Truckster 2003 Video documentary short Herself
48 Hours 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The Hamptons 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection 2001 Video Herself (segment "Uptown Girl")
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999-2000 TV Series Herself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Herself
Mad About You 1994 TV Series Herself
Billy Joel: Shades of Grey 1993 TV Movie Herself
Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Living in the 90's with Christie Brinkley 1992 TV Series Herself - Host
An American Saturday Night 1991 TV Movie Herself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1991 TV Series Herself
Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Billy Joel Special 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia 1987 Video documentary Herself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Movie Herself
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis 1982 TV Movie Herself
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Herself
Extra 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2005-2015 TV Series Herself
Safety in Paradise 2014 Video short Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2014 TV Series Herself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful 2014 TV Special Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
30 for 30 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 1982-2012 TV Series Herself
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now 2012 Documentary Herself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Herself - Model and Actress
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show 2011 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2011 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 2011 TV Series Herself - Audience Member
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004-2011 TV Series Herself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 TV Series Herself
The Talk 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Tennis 2010 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 2010 TV Series documentary Herself - Ex-wife
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special The Girl in the Ferrari (uncredited)
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
Today 2008 TV Series Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
Powaqqatsi 1988 Documentary
Hollywood '84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself

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#Fact
1 She is of German, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
2 Release of her book, "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book".
3 Ranked #16 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
4 Went to Palisades High School in Los Angeles, California.
5 Recovering from emergency back surgery following a skiing injury that occurred during a recent family ski trip [February 28, 2007].
6 Sister of Greg Brinkley.
7 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.
8 Is a vegetarian.
9 Was a democratic delegate from New York state at the 2000 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.
10 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.
11 Brinkley was one of three models featured as dolls produced by Matchbox Toys called "The Real Model Collection".
12 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.
13 Supermodel
14 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]
15 Son, with Richard Taubman, Jack Paris Brinkley, was born. [June 1995]
16 Daughter, with Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel, was born. [January 1986]
17 Daughter, with Peter Cook, Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook, was born. [July 1998]

#Quote
1 [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.
2 [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.
3 Some people think happiness is a luxury, but its a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.
4 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.
5 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.
6 If a person lies to you about what's in their bank account, they'll lie to you about other things as well.

#Trademark
1 Deep sultry voice
2 Voluptuous figure
3 Sparkling blue eyes
4 Platinum blonde hair
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