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Supermodel Christie Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. Christie is also an actress and entrepreneur. Combining her modeling experience with her artistic talents and diverse interests, Christie's legendary career has been extraordinary and well respected. She has been photographed in six continents and more than 30 countries around the world. A model for over thirty years, and 45 years in the beauty industry, Christie was discovered by a photographer while studying art in Paris, France. Since then, she has become the first model to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated for three consecutive years, with a fourth Special Issue multi-covers, and appeared in the publication's annul swimsuit issues and television specials for years to follow including, Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Issue and NBC Television Special where she won a Top 5 of all time Covers award #4.
Christie Brinkley will return to the Tony-winning revival of Broadway’s Chicago beginning April 18. Christie made her Broadway debut in the musical in 2010 and played a return engagement in 2012, will once again step into the role of Roxie Hart through May 12 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Prior to Broadway, Brinkley will play Roxie in the Chicago national tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, from March 29 to April 2, followed by a seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas April 10–14
American Beauty Star, Lifetime TV’s beauty competition , has tapped the expertise of Christie, along with Hearst Magazines Chief Beauty Director Leah Wyar, and fashion and beauty photographer Yu Tsai as their new judges.
The reality competition began production on its second season in Atlanta over the summer. Brinkley, Wyar, and Tsai will join supermodel host Ashley Graham and celebrity makeup artist mentor Sir John. Each week, the new trio of judges will use their experience in the industry and perspective to determine who stays in and who packs up their brushes and goes home.
As a successful businesswoman, and under her brand, Brinkley Beauty, Christie has an exclusive line of Organic Prosecco called Bellissima, from Treviso, Italy that launched in Summer 2016. Christie’s passion is to embrace life’s pleasures: adventure, travel, wonderful food and wine. Her vision for her Organic Prosecco reflects her joie de vivre and to bring the world’s finest organic sparkling wine for everyone to enjoy. The exquisite artwork on the Bellissima bottles is Christie’s own design inspired by Botticelli's Venus. Bellissima is quickly becoming one of the fasting-rising brands of Prosecco across the country already in 46 states and soon to be internationally available in Canada, England and the far east. There are three expressions, Brut, Rose and Zero Sugar- a favorite amongst health conscience people. Recently, Christie introduced the brand-new spits, Bambini’s and an exclusive line or Aperitif’s Bellissima Aperol and Bellissima Elderflower – both are available in non-alcohol expressions for the mother-to-be at baby showers and the current trend, baby reveal parties, at the annual Las Vegas Wine and Spirits Wholesales of America convention in May.
Christie’s line of skin care, “Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare” continues to be a favorite on every beauty editor’s lists. Throughout her extraordinary career, Christie’s access to the best doctors and dermatologists worldwide and has learned what works best for her skin. She will share those same benefits with women everywhere. Christie worked very closely with several world-renowned experts to develop a comprehensive anti-aging range. The collection debuted with more than a handful of breakthrough products, including a day cream, night cream, eye cream and several treatments. The collection is available on HSN Networks and Kohl’s department stores. Brinkley, who handles her own social media accounts and is expanding her use of Instagram Stories, deftly shoots selfies on par with a Millennial- Instagram, in fact, was the impetus to expand her skin care brand, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care, into color cosmetics. The 22-stockkeeping unit Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty debuted Feb. Currently the makeup line is the number three best-selling line at Kohl’s. As with the skin-care collection, the makeup will also be available online and direct-to-consumer, HSN and Amazon.com. The collection features foundations, eye concealers, highlighters, powder blush, powder bronzer, eye shadow palettes, mascara, brow-defining pencils and lipsticks and is becoming a favorite amongst celebrities.
Merz announced its partnership with Christie Brinkley to help empower women to live, feel and look their best at any age by sharing tips she’s learned from maintaining her youthful appearance during her 45-year span in the beauty and fashion industry. Christie is spokesperson for Ultherapy, an in-office treatment that is proven to lift and tighten skin on the neck, chin, brow, and improve lines and wrinkles on the chest/décolleté. There are Ultherapy imitators out there, so it’s important to talk to your doctor and make sure that you are truly receiving Ultherapy, which is the only ultrasound treatment that combines the ability for the physician to see where they are treating, in order to deliver a customized treatment, while also stimulating production of the body’s own collagen and elastin.
As one of the most famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit icons, Christie, 65-years-young, returned to the pages of SI Swimsuit this year, and proved that age is nothing more than a number. She came back in a bikini, and this time, a first for the brand, she is joined by daughters Sailor Brinkley Cook (age 19) and Alexa Ray Joel (32). "Thank you Sports Illustrated for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date!" Christie proves that omen of all ages deserves to be celebrated, no matter what their shape or size, and just because you hit a certain age doesn't mean you should feel hesitant about putting on a swimsuit. Christie, who appeared in the magazine eight times between 1975-2004, is best known for her record three consecutive SI Swimsuit covers in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Up until that point, no SI Swimsuit model had ever been on the cover even twice in a row when then-SI Swimsuit editor Julie Campbell decided to put Christie on the front three years in a row. The issue made waves, in a very good way.
As a fitness guru, Christie’s daily consistent routine includes working out on The Total Gym. After 23 years as their spokesperson, the Total Gym has become the best-selling Total body fitness equipment in the world and a major part of her beauty secret!
“I am vigilant about choosing products and treatments that help me to look as vibrant as I feel. When it comes to my body, I don’t compromise. Eating organic, exercising, practicing yoga and being active – it’s all part of staying healthy. I chose Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) because it is highly purified, FDA-approved and clinically proven to temporarily smooth the lines between the brows,” stated Ms. Brinkley. “There are moments in every person’s life when you look in the mirror and the image reflected back at you does not match how you feel inside. There are so many great new non-invasive ways to give you the perk that can help woman look as good as they feel. That is why I am excited to work with Merz to help raise awareness about these treatment options like Xeomin and Ultherapy available to adults of every age. when they reach their own mirror moment. feel like they can use a little extra zing.”
Another exciting project connecting her with another all-American institution, the Gap. Christie Brinkley joins a cast of beauties for the brand’s latest campaign, singing and dancing with the likes of Adwoa Aboah and Alek Wek. The spots, which mark the directorial debut of British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful, combine the upbeat energy the Gap’s imagery is known for with a multigenerational twist. The off-the-cuff jam sessions in the ads are lighthearted, but with models of all ages, shapes, and backgrounds coming together, they send a deeper message of inclusion. To be part of the campaign is yet another great moment in her landmark career. At 63, she remains the industry standard for blonde beauties, defying stereotypes with her ageless style.
Another important part of Christie’s beauty regimen, and new spokesperson for the brand, is, BioSil. “Even though I’m a firm believer in getting all the nutrients through food,” say Christie, “there are cases when a good supplement can work wonders.” For Christie that supplement is BioSil SKIN HAIR NAILS, the advanced collagen generator.
Christie was featured on the season finale of the Ali Wentworth comedy, “Nightcap” on POP. “Nightcap" offers an exaggerated look at the off-camera antics through the staff of late-night program "Nightcap With Jimmy."
August 2016, Christie was honored as a staunch elephant advocate on World Elephant Day. Veterinarians International hosted a benefit event celebrating the preservation of elephants by raising money for their Asian Veterinary Care Program, which focuses on the needs of Asian Elephants.
In 2015, Grand Central Life & Style published her guide to health, beauty and wellness, TIMELESS BEAUTY: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great debuted on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained for 15weeks. In this book, following her last bestseller more than 30 years ago, Christie shares the secrets she’s learned about what to eat, how to apply makeup like a pro, and what to wear to look like a knock out. Also, in November 2015, Christie guest stared on USA Network’s, Donny! The half-hour satirical comedy, described as a “Curb Your Enthusiasm”-style series, looks at modern American media, wealth and romance through the perspective of Donny Deutsch’s “hyper-imagined” character, which is based off his real-life self. Deutsch, the character, hosts a daytime talk show, aptly named “Donny!” but lives a very different life than the perfect one he portrays on camera, especially when it comes to dating, as a single dad. Christie portrays his “dream girl.” In the summer of 2015, she starred in an Infiniti commercial spoof of National Lampoon's Vacation as the wife in the Infiniti.
As a passionate humanitarian, Christie, along with her model daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, traveled to South Africa and Kenya in support of The First Lady of Kenya's "Hands Off Our Elephant" Campaign and Anti- Elephant and Rhino Poaching Campaigns of the United States and South Africa.
Christie Brinkley’s line of fresh and fashionable wigs and hairpieces as part of the Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley Collection was introduced this Fall. Inspired by Christie’s supermodel beauty expertise and real-life leading roles as mom, entrepreneur, and actress, offers a new line of affordable, on-trend hair additions. The Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley Collection lets any woman have the most coveted hair trends in no time. Available nationwide in Sally’s Beauty Stores and on HSN Networks.
Denim brand NYDJ expanded its model roster, tapping Christie Brinkley along with fellow models Ashley Graham, Lana Ogilvie and actress Bridget Moynihan, for its 2016 “Fit to Be” ad campaign.
Christie Brinkley received critical-acclaim in 2010 when she made her Broadway stage debut as the merry murderess, Roxie Hart, in the Tony Award-winning hit musical “Chicago.” She continued her stage success reprising the role in London's prestigious West End for a limited four-week run and again, wowed the sold-out audiences. Christie came back by popular demand to reprise her role on Broadway, and the went on to headline with The National Touring Company of “Chicago" with 182 total performances in cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston and Hartford. Christie’s acting and dancing chops has The U-T in Sand Diego stating… "The lady looks amazing and has natural dazzle to spare... Brinkley can carry a tune. Her singing has a husky note that fits the rough-edged glamour gal Roxie...Brinkley brings this merrily morbid story of fame and mayhem in the Windy City a presence like a summer sunbeam ...plus a game-for-anything streak of moxie. Her disarming charm works its way into her acting technique." While Broadway World.com praises… "Brinkley is still beautiful and is a strong presence on stage. She fits the look of Roxie who is wannabe glamour girl from the chorus. Brinkley brings a charm to the part that makes Roxie seem more ditzy than coldly calculating. She gamely tackles the songs and the tricky choreography...is made up for in enthusiasm. Her voice is nice and has a husky tone to it that fits the character."
In 2015, Christie made her debut on "Parks & Recreation," The episode featured Brinkley portraying the beautiful wife of "Parks and Rec" character Jerry Gergich, continuing the tradition of beautiful women in Jerry's life. Christie continued her reoccurring character s Gayke Gegich till the series finale.
Christie continues to hone her comedy chops, appearing for the fifth year in the hit comedy “Celebrity Autobiography” where superstar memoirs are acted out live on stage. Christie has read The Kardashians, Miley Cyrus, Ivana Trump, Suzanne Summers and Pamela Anderson and had audiences howling! Created and developed by Emmy award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, “Celebrity Autobiography” features a first rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities.
Christie has immersed herself as part of the Theatre community she adores and participated in both the 25th and 26th annual Broadway Cares “Easter Bonnet Competition,” a memorable spectacle celebrating the incredible generosity and creativity of the theatre community and all Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS supporters. This summer, Christie Brinkley received the prestigious 2012 Broadway Beacon Award. This award represents a not-for-profit Children¹s Theatre Company that brings the joys and advantages of musical theatre to NYC¹s under-served public school students throughout the five boroughs. It is presented annually to individuals in the Theater who have been advocates for increasing the audience for live theater in New York City, particularly in helping to develop new audiences for Broadway. In June, “SOFO Goes SOHO" honored Christie Brinkley for her contributions as a concerned environmentalist, especially for her work on the East End of Long Island, which is her home, at The South Fork Natural History Museum.
In 1976, Christie landed the coveted Cover Girl contract, which launched the start of a 25-year partnership that marks the longest-running cosmetics contract of any model in history. In Fall, 2011, Christie Brinkley helped launch the “Move it Campaign (Check name)" for active wear company Danskin's "Move For Change" campaign. Known worldwide for her commitment to health and fitness. Christie wrote and illustrated a health and beauty book, "Christie Brinkley's Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Guide" which topped The New York Times bestseller list. With her ageless beauty, Christie was featured on the cover of People Magazine celebrating her 60th Birthday.
On the big screen, she made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase as "the girl in the red Ferrari" in the hit feature film National Lampoon's Vacation, which is listed as one of the Top Ten Funniest films of all time.. and its 1997 sequel, Vegas Vacation. And participated in new interviews for the release of the DVD last year. She also famously appeared in Billy Joel's classic music videos "Uptown Girl," "Keeping the Faith" and "All About Soul," as well as painted the Cover of his album "River of Dreams" Mick Jones' music video "Just Wanna Hold. Christie was also featured in the Adam Sandler film, "Jack and Jill."
On television, Christie has appeared on NBC's "Mad About You" and hosted Lifetime Television's "In Style Celebrity Weddings," which became the highest rated special in Lifetime's history. She has also been featured inVh1's "Pop Culture Icons" series. Christie has been the subject of many documentaries including the HBO program "Beautiful Baby, Beautiful, "Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" and "Barbara Walters' Oscar Night Special." Christie hosted her own series for CNN "Living in the 90's with Christie Brinkley” and has guest hosted ABC’s “The View” and “The Today Show” with Kathie Lee and Hoda and “The Talk.”
Christie is the recipient of many humanitarian awards including The USO Merit Award for her efforts to entertain our troops from Bosnia to Kosovo. She has also received many honors for her work protecting our health and the environment. She sits on the Board of Directors of The Global Security Institute and Radiation and Public Health Project, whose aim is to promote security thru the elimination of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. She has spoken on their behalf at both the United Nations, and the U.S. Senate. She wants all kids to get an education and to that end, has created a Scholarship Fund at Ross School in EH, NY. Christie's dedication to charity work includes the American Heart Association, South Hampton Hospital and Max Cure Foundation. Christie was recently awarded the "Positively Beautiful Award" for her work with Smile Train.
She currently lives in Long Island, New York. Her youngest daughter, Sailor Lee, is a model with IMG Models, her son Jack Paris is an actor and has studied with the prestigious Strasberg Acting Institute. Her eldest daughter, Alexa Ray is a singer/songwriter/poet/ artist and writer. All three are living in NYC. Christie is very active on Instagram where she shares her passion for photography.