Christie Brinkley is an American actress as well as a model who caught international attention appearing three consecutive times on the cover of Sports Illustrated Issue. Brinkley served as the face of Cover Girl for more than two decades.
In addition to that, she is a photographer, designer, illustrator, writer, television personality and activist. Keep reading to know more about Christie Brinkley’s net worth in 2018.
Christie Brinkley Early Life
Christie Brinkley was born in 1954 on 2nd February to Marjorie and Herbert Hudson. Her birthplace was Monroe, Michigan and her birth name was Christie Lee Hudson. She has a brother known as Gregory Donald Brinkley.
After leaving Michigan for California, the family settled in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. While there, her mother met Don Brinkley. They later got married in Bel Air, Los Angeles. Don adopted her and her brother. Their family lived in Malibu before moving to Brentwood.
She attended Paul Revere Junior High School. Later, she transferred to Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles for the 9th to 12th grade. Brinkley graduated from the latter in 1973. After that, she migrated to Paris France to study art.
Brinkley and Olivier Chandon de Brailles in 1982. It ended after Olivier died in an auto-race car crash a year later. She also had another romantic relationship with John Mellencamp. It lasted between September 2015 and August 2016.
She has been married four times. Her first one was to Jean-Francois Allaux. The two were together between 1973 and 1981 without a child.
Secondly, she became the wife of Billy Joel who was a musician. They got married in 1985 on 23rd March. The two had met in 1983. They were blessed with a child whom they called Alexa Ray Joel. However, they divorced.
Thirdly, in 1994, Christie got married to Richard Taubman. He is a developer. They got a child, Jack Paris Taubman before the marriage ended in 1995.
Between 1996 and 2008, she was the wife of Peter Halsey Cook. She was five years senior. He was an architect.
Christie Brinkley Career, Awards & Achievement
Her debut modeling career was with Eileen Ford, Los Angeles. After meeting with Nine Blanchard for lunch, Brinkley was booked for three national and campaigns.
After that, she appeared on the cover of Glamour. Then CoverGirl which is a cosmetic brand signed her to a 25-year contract. They hired her to use her in TV Commercials as well as aids in magazines for skin products in 2005.
In 1979, 1980 and 1990, she was on the Sports Illustrated Calendar, Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Issue’s Hall of Fame, it is the 50th Anniversary. The legend and more than 500 magazine covers. Some magazines are Vague, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and Life. Also, US, Newsweek, Esquire, and cosmopolitan.
Asan actor, she has appeared in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Vega, Vacation, Chicago, Parks and Recreation and Today Show among others. She wrote a book as well.
Awards & Achievements
Her artistic work did not go unnoticed by Rolling Stone which selected the cover of the River of Dreams by Billy Joel as Top Picks in 1993. She had also received Ment Awards one of them in 2001. Even a Heart Award, Smart Cook Award, and Humanitarian Award among others.
Net Worth of Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley has an estimated net worth of over $85 million. Her primary source of income is her modeling career. She has signed various agencies and also appeared in more than 500 magazine covers. Brinkley has made earnings from her multiple appearances in television or films. Her 25-year contract with CoverGirl has significantly contributed to her wealth. Additionally, the sales from her book.
Christie Brinkley is an award-winning activist. Her primary career path is that of modeling. She became famous after appearing in Sports Illustrated Issue thrice. The woman is also a television personality, author, photographer, an illustrator as well as a . Brinkley is also an actress who has portrayed characters in several films.