Since the late ’70s, Christie Brinkley has been dazzling fans with her beauty and peppy girl-next-door attitude. The ageless beauty, 66, gained major success when she appeared on an unprecedented three consecutive covers of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit issue. She first appeared on the 1979 cover, and then twice more in 1980 and 1981. Christie went on to be one of the most sought-after models of her time, appearing in a number of magazine spreads and leading campaigns for a number of fashion and non-fashion lines.
Christie quickly skyrocketed to fame with a 25-year contract with CoverGirl. Along with her appearances for the brand in print and in commercials, Christie was also featured on the covers of Glamour, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. The model has also held contracts with brands, groups, and organizations like Revlon, Chanel, and Diet Coke! But it hasn’t just been modeling where she has flourished.
Christie has also dabbled in acting! In 1983, Christie appeared as “The Girl in the Ferrari” in the film National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Chevy Chase! Her most recent acting stints have been on the small screen. She’s also appeared on stage, playing the coveted role of Roxy Hart in the musical Chicago. In 2019, Christie made a guest appearance as Aleah Welsh on the series The Goldbergs and from 2012-2015 she played Gayle Gergich, the stunning wife of put-upon character Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir) on the beloved NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation starring Amy Poehler.