Christie Brinkley - Updated Jul 2024

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Monroe, Michigan, USA
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Monroe, Michigan, USA

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley is an American multitalented public personality. Christie Brinkley is famous as an actress, activist, entrepreneur, and model. She is also popular for her past marriages with various well-known personalities including Billy Joel, and Peter Cook.

Early Life

Christie Brinkley was born on 2 February 1954 and she is currently 68 years old. She hails from Monroe, Michigan, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Moreover, her birth name is Christie Lee Hudson.

Talking about her family, Brinkley’s parents are her mother Marjorie (née Bowling), and her father Herbert Hudson. She also has a brother named Greg Brinkley.

The Hudson family moved to Canoga Park, Los Angeles. Later on, Brinkley’s mother met and married TV writer Donald Brinkley in Bel Air, Los Angeles. Donald adopted Christie and her brother and they changed their last name to Donald’s.

This personality went on to attend Paul Revere Junior High School and later on at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. She graduated in the year 1972 and moved to Paris to study art.

Christie Brinkley

Caption: Christie posing for a photo with her parents Marge and Dan. Source: Getty

Relationship Status

Christie Brinkley has married four times and currently is divorced. Her 1st marriage was with Jean-François Allaux. Allaux and Brinkley were together from 1973 to 1981. Allaux is a French artist. Then on 23 March 1985, Brinkley married musician – Billy Joel.

Joel and Brinkley met each other in 1983 on the Island of St Barts, in the Caribbean, on a yacht on the Hudson River. This was the 2nd marriage for both the actress and musician.

Further, with Joel, Brinkley shares one child namely Alexa Ray Joel who was born on 29 December 1985. However, this lovely marriage ended in August 1994.

Likewise, in the year 1994, Brinkley tied the knot with the real estate developer – Richard Taubman. Brinkley and Taubman met each other the same year through a mutual friend. Taubman proposed in May 1994 when Brinkley was still married to Joel.

After her divorce, the two tied the knot on 22 December 1994. With Taubman, Brinkley shares one child namely Jack Paris Brinkley who was born on 2 June 1995. The same year, Brinkley and Taubman ended their marriage.

Moreover, in the year 1996, Brinkley tied the knot with the architect – Peter Halsey Cook. These two met each other in 1979. NBC’s Jill Rappaport is their mutual friend who introduced them again.

This couple announced their engagement in August 1996 and got married on 21 September 1996. With Cook, Brinkley had one child namely Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook who was born on 2 July 1998. This couple reached a divorce settlement in July 2008.

Christie Brinkley

Caption: Christie posing for a photo with her children. Source: HuffPost

Body Measurements

Christie Brinkley stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm and her weight is around 141 lbs or 64 kgs. Likewise, this model/actress has a chest-waist-hip measurement of around 37-25-35 inches respectively.

Further, Brinkley has blonde hair and blue eyes. As a result of a helicopter crash in the year 1994, this personality suffered years of hip pain. The model’s accident occurred during a ski trip in Telluride, Colorado. Recently in the year 2021, Brinkley had a full hip replacement.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Christie Brinkley is an actress, model, and entrepreneur. People recognize this personality for her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. Brinkley ultimately appeared on an unprecedented three consecutive covers in the years 1979, 1980, and 1981.

Moreover, this model spent 25 years as the face of CoverGirl. Brinkley has also appeared on over 500 magazine covers and signed contracts with major fashion and non-fashion brands.

Similarly, this personality is an actress, illustrator, TV personality, writer, photographer, and designer.

Also, Brinkley is an activist for human and animal rights as well as the environment. This personality’s career spans over three decades.

Throughout these times, this actor/model is named by magazines like Allure and Men’s Health as one of the most attractive women of all time.

Christie Brinkley

Caption: Christie in a scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation. Source: Wonderwall

Christie Brinkley – Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Christie Brinkley joined Twitter in November 2010 and so far has more than 41.9K followers on her @SeaBrinkley account. She is available on Instagram under the username @christiebrinkley and has over 783K followers.

Similarly, this personality has over 858K followers on her “Christie Brinkley” Facebook profile.

Christie Brinkley – Net Worth 2023

Moving on, model Brinkley has a net worth of around $100 million US dollars.