Christie Brinkley is an American model and actress who became very popular in the world of acting and modeling during her times. She bears the real name of Christie Lee Hudson. She rose to prominence way back in the 1970s when she appeared several times in the cover of the world-renowned men’s magazine Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Moreover, she has the record of the longest running model of the famous cosmetics brand CoverGirl. She used to be the face of the said brand for around 25 long years. Furthermore, she has appeared in more than 500 well-known magazines in the world. She has also worked with a number of non-fashion and fashion related brands.
Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954 in the city of Monroe in the US state of Michigan. Later on however, Christie’s family moved to the city of Los Angeles in California where she grew up. Her mother was named Marjorie Bowling, while her father was named Herbert Hudson. When her father and mother got divorced, her mother got married again to Don Brinkley, who happened to be a television writer. Christie and her brother were then legally adopted by Don Brinkley.
When Christie Brinkley was in the 9th grade up to the 12th grade, she studied in Le LycéeFrançais de Los Angeles. During her high school days, she studied in Paul Revere Junior High School located just right there at the heart of Los Angeles. In college, she went to Paris, France in order to study Fine Arts.
As of 2016, the net worth of Christie Brinkley is around $80 million.
Since Christie is very successful in the modeling world, she tried another thing and this is acting. She has appeared in several television series and movies. Some of them were National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Vegas Vacation (1997), King of the Hamptons, The Crosby Show, Mad About You, and the Celebrity Weddings InStyle.
Birth Name: Christie Lee Hudson
Date of Birth: February 2, 1954
Place of Birth: Monroe, Michigan, USA
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Weight: 64 kg
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Father: Herbert Hudson
Mother: Marjorie Bowling
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: John Mellencamp
Occupation: Model, Actress
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