Christie Brinkley Biography

Updated On Feb 18, 2019 Published On Nov 22, 2015
Facts of Christie Brinkley
Date of Birth: 1954 , February-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Christie Brinkley
Father Herbert Hudson
Mother Marge Brinkley
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Monroe, Michigan
Ethnicity White
Profession Model
Net Worth $ 80 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 36-24-35
Weight in KG 54 KG
Famous for Model, actress, designer
Married Yes
Married to Peter Cook (m. 1996)
Children Alexa Ray Joel, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook
Divorce Billy Joel,François Allaux
Education Palisades Charter High School, Lycée Français de Los Angeles
Awards Merit Award 2001
Siblings Greg Brinkley
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American supermodel and actress, Christie Brinkley is famous 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.

Christie Brinkley's Early Life

Christie was born Christie Lee Hudson on February 2, 1954, and is 65 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Monroe, Michigan, the United States of America to mother Marge Brinkley and father Herbert Hudson.

Christie was raised by her stepfather Don Brinkley and Marge Brinkley. She is of American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Christie Brinkley's Career

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

Christie 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.

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Christie Brinkley's Net Worth

Christie has earned a high figure of salary from her modeling and acting career. As of early 2019, Christie Brinkley's net worth is reported to be around $80 million. Some sources claim that his net worth is reported to be around $250 million.

As an actress and model, she has been earning huge amount of salary.

Christie Brinkley's Personal Life

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 a great pianist and signer. As a married spouse, they welcomed their first child on the 29th of December 1985.

Their married life lasted for about a decade, and they dissolved their married life on the 25th of August 1994.

After that Christie also got married 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. Sadly, her fourth married life also came to an end on the 3rd of October 2008.

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Christie Brinkley facts on timeline

Born in Monroe, Michigan

February 2 , 1954

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Married to Billy Joel

March 23 , 1985

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. 

First child, Alexa Ray Joel

December 29 , 1985

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. 

Divorced with Billy Joel

August 25 , 1994

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.

Married to Richard Taubman

December 21 , 1994

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.

Second child, Jack Paris Brinkley Cook

June 2 , 1995

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. 

Married to Peter Cook

September 26 , 1996

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.

Third child, Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook

July 2 , 1998

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. 

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Christie Brinkley's net worth is reported to be around $80 million.