Christie Brinkley

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Christie Lee Hudson

Birthplace: Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Joseph Murray, Jr.; Herbert Hudson; Private and Lucille Murray
Ex-wife of Private; Billy Joel; Private and Private
Mother of Private; Private and Private
Sister of Private; Brian Doyle Murray; Nancy Murray; Private; Bill Murray and 7 others

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley was discovered in 1973 by American photographer Errol Sawyer in a post office in Paris. He took her first modeling pictures and introduced her to John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris. Brinkley is ranked third in the Top 10 Supermodels Of All Time.

Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is best known for her three consecutive appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the late 1970s and early 1980s, for her long-running contract with CoverGirl, the longest ever of any model in history, and for her marriage to musician Billy Joel.

Brinkley has also worked as an actress, illustrator, photographer, writer, and designer, and as an activist for human and animals rights and the environment.

Her financial holdings are worth an estimated USD $80 million, primarily as the owner of real estate, much of it in the Hamptons.

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Christie Brinkley's Timeline

February 2, 1954
Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, United States