Christie Bailey Sports Illustrated 1981
Christie Brinkley, 67 years old and author of Sports Illustrated 1981, was born in Monroe, Michigan but moved with her family to Los Angeles at an early age. Her mother Marjorie Brinkley married TV writer Donald Brinkley and they adopted Christie and her brother Michael.
Christie rose to international stardom during the 1970s, appearing on hundreds of magazine covers. Her three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers cemented her reputation as a model that everyone knew; additionally, Christie served as ambassador for CoverGirl for 25 years.
Her career was primarily in modeling, but she also dabbled in acting and made numerous television appearances during the 1980s. Additionally, she was part of the cast of National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) and has appeared in multiple music videos.
As a model, she has graced some of fashion history’s iconic covers such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone. Additionally, she has made waves in philanthropy by donating millions of dollars to various causes over the years.
The model boasts an impressive portfolio of real estate, mostly located in The Hamptons area of New York State. She has achieved great success with this investment and now has a net worth of $100 million.
She has also been heavily involved in politics, contributing $1 million to Democratic candidates and groups. Additionally, she has taken part in anti-nuclear protests and champions animal rights through PETA.
In addition to her career as a model, she has also written and illustrated several books which have been immensely successful. Her Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
Her books are filled with humorous quotes and insightful information on health and fitness, plus she maintains an active social media presence. She often shares bikini pictures on her Instagram page for fans to enjoy.
She has had a varied career, working in clothing, cosmetics and eyewear. Additionally, she served as co-host of Anderson Cooper Live.
Although she hasn’t graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for some time, she still works as a model and actress. Additionally, she often guest stars on popular television shows such as Parks and Recreation.
She has also performed in a stage version of the musical Chicago. Currently, Christie serves as co-host on Anderson Cooper Live and stars in several short films entitled “At Home with Christie Brinkley”.
Christie loves spending her free time at her island resort in Turks & Caicos, which she owns. She and her daughters Sailor Brinkley Cook and Alexa Ray Joel have been visiting this property for many years now.
Sailor has also embarked on her own modeling career, working closely with her grandmother to gain confidence and establish herself within the industry.