Quick Facts of

  • First NameChristie Brinkley
  • Date of Birth02 February, 1954
  • Net Worth$ 80 million
  • CareerActress, Model
  • Age68 Year
  • HusbandPeter Cook
  • SonSailor Lee Brinkley-Cook, Alexa Ray Joel, and Jack Paris Brinkley Cook.  

Supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur Christie Brinkley are currently worth $80 million. The face of CoverGirl for twenty-five years Brinkley appeared on more than 500 magazine covers and also signed million dollars contracts with many fashions and non-fashion brands which are her major source of income.

Besides, she also earned from her career as an actress, photographer, television personality, and writer. In addition, Christie is an activist for humans, the environment, and animal rights.

How Christie Brinkley Became One Of The Richest Supermodels Of All Time?

Born and raised in Monroe, Michigan Brinkley was first discovered in 1973 by popular photographer Errol Sawyer near a post office in Paris. Basically, the ‘meeting’ changed her life for good. He introduced her to the famous John Casablancas of Elite Model Management agency in Paris and she entered the world of fashion. 

She appeared on the cover page of Glamour magazine multiple times and not to forget made the record of the longest modeling contracts in history after signing a 25-year contract with cosmetics brand CoverGirl. Later in 2005, Covergirl again signed their favorite model Brinkley for the ads campaign and TV commercials for mature skin products. 

The 65-year-old model again made history in the late 1990s when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers for three consecutive years. Similarly, she has associated with many top brands of all over the world including Vogue, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Life, Black Velvet, Nu Skin and Healthy Choice to name a few. 

Acting Career

Besides being the top supermodel Christie Brinkley also had her hands in the acting business. She made her acting debut in the year 1983 appearing in the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation as “The girl in the red Ferrari”. Later, she reprised her role in Vegas Vacation.

Similarly, she appeared in movies and television series such as King of the Hamptons, Mad About You, Celebrity Weddings InStyle, and others. She became one of the popular faces of the TV World appearing in many commercials including DirecTV commercials.

Did you know: Brinkley played the wife of the goofy yet adorable Garry Gergich played by Jim O’Heir on the popular NBC show Parks and Recreation alongside Amy Poehler and Adam Scott.

Miscellaneous Business 

Brinkley alongside Chuck Norris appeared in the long-running series of infomercials promoting Total Gym home fitness equipment. In the like manner, she promoted National Family Fitness Day with Xbox 360 at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club with the help of Dr. Carlon Colker.   

She also endorses Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care, a line of beauty products, Bellissima Prosecco, an organic sparkling wine label, Hair2Wear, a line of hair extensions, and Christie Brinkley Eyewear, an eyeglasses eyewear. 

She also published a book named Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book which topped The New York Times bestseller list.  

Lavish House And Cars

Supermodel Christie owned a beach house in Hamptons. She bought a five-bedroom villa valued at $7.15 million in 2004. 

Later, the mansion was kept at the market price of $25 million, however, the house price after some period was lowered to $20 million. Again, Brinkley decreased $2 million in the selling price and finally sold the residence in $18 million in 2019.   

Millionaire star Christie Brinkley rides in various lavish and expensive cars. She has a Mercedes 280 SL, Ferrari 308 GTS, and Infiniti FX. Additionally, she also has wheels like Mercedes G wagon, Mercedes S class, and lincoln Towncar in her car collections.

Endorsements Deals, Advertisements, And Commercials

Being a supermodel, Christie Brinkley has endorsed lots of brands. She appeared in advertisements for the brands of CoverGirl, Spiegel, Barneys, and Helena Rubinstein.

Furthermore, Brinkley also appeared in the commercials of Little Tikes, Total Gym, Nissan, CoverGirl makeup, Prell Shampoo, and so on. 

Also, the model had paid partnerships with Canadian whiskey, Sag Harbor clothing line, Houbigant’s Chantilly fragrance, and ACT dental mouthwash.

One Of The Supporters Of UNICEF

6 feet or 183 cm tall model Christie Brinkley supports different charities and foundations. She supports UNICEF like Selena Gomez,  Kristen Bell, Louis Tomlinson, Charlie Puth and others. 

Moreover, she is also involved in charity works for American Heart Association, Greenpeace, Peace Action, Smile Train, Stand Up To Cancer, Stop Global Warming, Wellness In The Schools. 

As per the sources, she nearly has given $1,000,000 to organizations and candidates of the Democratic Party of the United States including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Similarly, she is an animal-right activist and is highly involved with PETA. She had also spoken about the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 

Short Bio

American model Christie Brinkley was born Christie Lee Hudson on February 2, 1954, in Monroe, Michigan, the United States to parents Don Brinkley and Marge Brinkley. She was raised along with her brother Greg Brinkley

Moving to her relationship, the gorgeous model has been married four times. Brinkley first married to Jean-Francois Allaux in 1973 and divorced in 1981.  

Additionally, she tied the knot to popular singer Billy Joel from  March 23, 1985, to August 25, 1994. Besides that, the millionaire star then married Richard Taubman from December 21, 1994, to 1995.

Later, she exchanged wedding vows with Peter Cook on September 21, 1996, to October 3, 2008. 

Christie is the mother of three children named Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook, Alexa Ray Joel, and Jack Paris Brinkley Cook.