Christie Brinkley Biography


Christie Brinkley

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Birth Name: Christie Brinkley
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Sign: aquarius
Age: 63 Years
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American supermodel and actress, Christie Brinkley is popular in the world for her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Christie is also a television personality, photographer, writer and designer. As an actress, she is famous for her role in the movies like A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia, Safety in Paradise and many more. Born as Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, United States of America to Marge Brinkley and Herbert Hudson, Christie was raised by her step father Don Brinkley and Marge Brinkley. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

In 1973, Christie got married to Jean-François Allaux. Jean-François Allaux is a French artist. They got divorced in 1981. Then she began her romantic love affairs with Olivier Chandon de Brailles. Olivier was a French race car driver but in 1983, he died in an auto-race car crash.

On 23rd of March 1985, Christie got married for the second time in her life with Billy Joel. Billy Joel is an American musician and he is the great pianist and signer. As a married spouse, they welcomed their first child on 29th of December 1985. Their married life lasted for about a decade and they dissolved their married life on 25th of August 1994.

After that Christie also got married for two times, however, her third married life with Richard Taubman didn't last for even year. She got married to Peter Cook on 26th of September 1996. She gave birth to a son, Sailor Brinkley Cook with him and this married life also came to an end on 3rd of October 2008.

Supermodel, Christie Brinkley began her modeling career soon after graduation from Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. To study arts, Christie moved to Paris and there she was discovered by Errol Sawyer. She first modeled with Elite and then she appeared on the cover of Glamour. In 1979 and for the next three years, she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She made her acting debut in 1983 movie, The girl in the red Ferrari. As an actress and model, she has been earning huge amount of salary and her net worth is $80 million.

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Born in Monroe, Michigan

1954 2nd of February

Born as Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, United States of America to Marge Brinkley and Herbert Hudson, Christie was raised by her step father Don Brinkley and Marge Brinkley. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

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Graduated from Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles

1973

She received her formal education from Paul Revere Junior High School and when she was in her 9th grade, she joined Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles and she remained there until her high school graduation. She graduated from there in 1973.

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Was discovered by the modeling agent

1973

Supermodel, Christie Brinkley began her modeling career soon after graduation from Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. To study arts, Christie moved to Paris and there she was discovered by Errol Sawyer.

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Married to Jean-François Allaux

1973

In 1973, Christie got married to Jean-François Allaux. Jean-François Allaux is a French artist. They got divorced in 1981. During this long married life, they didn't welcome any children though. The actual reason for the divorce was also unknown.

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Appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Edition

1979

She made a history in 1981 after appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Edition. In 1979 and for the next three years, she appeared on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This happened for the first time in history that year.

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Began dating Olivier Chandon de Brailles

1982

A year later after she dissolved her first married life, she was seen with Olivier Chandon de Brailles having romantic love affairs with him. Olivier was a French race car driver but in 1983, he died in an auto-race car crash.

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Played her first acting role

1983

After making some record by appearing on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for three consequite sessions, she won for debut acting role in 1983. She made her acting debut in 1983 movie, The girl in the red Ferrari.

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Married to Billy Joel

1985 23rd of March

In 1983, when she was on the Island of St Barts, she met her second husband there. As she was suffering from the tragic loss of her love, she wanted to get rid of that and began dating Billy Joel. On 23rd of March 1985, they got married.

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First child, Alexa Ray Joel

1985 29th of December

Within a year, after she got married for the second time with Billy Joel, she became pregnant and she finally welcomed her first child, a baby girl, Alexa Ray Joel. Alexa Ray Joel is now a famous singer, songwriter and pianist.

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Divorced with Billy Joel

1994 25th of August

Billy Joel is an American musician and he is the great pianist and signer. As a married spouse, they welcomed their first child on 29th of December 1985. Their married life lasted for about a decade and they dissolved their married life on 25th of August 1994.

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Married to Richard Taubman

1994 21st of December

Less than a year after she got divorced with her second husband, Billy Joel, she got married to Richard Taubman. She got married with him on 21st of December 1994. However, this married life also had a sad ending as they got divorced within a year.

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Second child, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook

1995 2nd of June

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that was in 1995 with Richard Taubman. She and her ex third husband, Richard Taubman welcomed their first child together on 2nd of June and it was a son named Jack Paris Brinkley Cook.

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Married to Peter Cook

1996 26th of September

On 26th of September 1996, she again got married and that time it was with Peter Cook. They were together for more than a decade and in this married life they also had a daughter but unfortunately it also came to an end on 3rd of October 2008.

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Third child, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook

1998 2nd of July

She also became mother for the third time in her life. She and her ex spouse, Peter Cook announced with the start of 1998 that they were expecting their first child together and on 2nd of July they welcomed a baby girl, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook.

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Honored by Men's magazine

2011

She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 2011, she was honored by the Men's magazine. That year, they listed her in their list of 100 Hottest Women of All Time.

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