Christie Brinkley Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameChristie Lee Hudson
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is an actress, known for National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Jack and Jill (2011) and Vegas Vacation (1997). She was previously married to Peter Cook, Richard Taubman, Billy Joel and Jean-François Allaux.

Family (2)

Spouse Peter Cook (21 September 1996 - 3 October 2008)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Richard Taubman (21 December 1994 - 1995)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Billy Joel (23 March 1985 - 25 August 1994)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Jean-François Allaux (1973 - 1981)  (divorced)
Children Alexa Ray Joel
Sailor Brinkley-Cook

Trade Mark (4)

Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Seductive deep voice
Her bright smile

Trivia (19)

Daughter, with Peter Cook, Sailor Brinkley-Cook (Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook), was born. [July 1998]
Daughter, with Billy Joel, Alexa Ray Joel, was born. [January 1986]
Son, with Richard Taubman, Jack Brinkley-Cook (Jack Paris Brinkley), was born. [June 1995]
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]
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.
Brinkley was one of three models featured as dolls produced by Matchbox Toys called "The Real Model Collection".
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 Ann Will Carradine, and Sandra's son, Cade Carradine. Cade was the last person rescued off the mountain.
Was a Democratic delegate from New York state for Al Gore at the 2000 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles.
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.
Sister of Greg Brinkley.
Recovering from emergency back surgery following a skiing injury that occurred during a recent family ski trip [February 28, 2007].
Went to Palisades High School in Los Angeles, California.
Ranked #16 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
Release of her book, "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty & Fitness Book". [1983]
She is of German, Irish, English, and Scottish descent.
Born on the day after Bill Mumy.
Was an art student in Paris when she was "discovered" in 1973.
Was born on the 7th birthday of fellow blonde beauty Farrah Fawcett (Coincidence? You be the judge).

Personal Quotes (7)

If a person lies to you about what's in their bank account, they'll lie to you about other things as well.
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.
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.
Some people think happiness is a luxury, but its a necessity. You need to make space for it in your life.
[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.
[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.
Spread sunshine and joy. Life's too short for anything else!

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