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.
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.