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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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Parks and Recreation2012-2015TV SeriesGayle Gergich
Jack and Jill2011/IChristie Brinkey
Ugly Betty2009TV SeriesPenelope Graybridge
Vegas Vacation1997Woman in Ferrari
National Lampoon's Vacation1983The Girl in the Ferrari



Parks and Recreation2012TV Series performer - 1 episode



No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'2006Video documentary special thanks
We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song1985TV Movie documentary special thanks



Omg! Insider2007TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty2004Video documentaryHerself - Model
The Family Truckster2003Video documentary shortHerself
48 Hours2003TV Series documentaryHerself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Hamptons2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Billy Joel: The Essential Video Collection2001VideoHerself (segment "Uptown Girl")
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentary
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Mad About You1994TV SeriesHerself
Billy Joel: Shades of Grey1993TV MovieHerself
Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video1992TV Movie documentaryHerself
Living in the 90's with Christie Brinkley1992TV SeriesHerself - Host
An American Saturday Night1991TV MovieHerself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1991TV SeriesHerself
Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Billy Joel Special1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia1987Video documentaryHerself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
Happy Birthday, Bob!1983TV MovieHerself
All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis1982TV MovieHerself
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHerself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2005-2015TV SeriesHerself
Safety in Paradise2014Video shortSports Illustrated Swimsuit Model
Entertainment Tonight2006-2014TV SeriesHerself
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful2014TV SpecialHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
30 for 302013TV Series documentaryHerself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today1982-2012TV SeriesHerself
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now2012DocumentaryHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Model and Actress
The 65th Annual Tony Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2011TV SeriesHerself
Great Performances2011TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2011TV SeriesHerself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Tennis2010TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself

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Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Ex-wife
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialThe Girl in the Ferrari (uncredited)
20 to 12009TV Series documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Hollywood '841984TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself

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

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

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

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