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Christie Brinkley Children's Activist, Model and Mother

Christie Brinkley, Supermodel, Actress, Artist and Author

Christie Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. She is also an artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, philanthropist & environmentalist. Combining her modeling experience with her artistic talents and diverse interests, Christie's career over the years has been interesting and dynamic and has been photograp...    

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Christie Brinkley has appeared on more than 500 magazine covers worldwide. She is also an artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, philanthropist & environmentalist.

Combining her modeling experience with her artistic talents and diverse interests, Christie's career over the years has been interesting and dynamic and has been photographed in six continents and more than 30 countries.

Forty-two years in the beauty industry, including thirty years as a top Ford model, Christie was first 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 cover and appeared in the publication's annual swimsuit issues and television specials for years to follow including, most recently, Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Issue and NBC Television Special where she won a Top 5 of all time Covers Award (#4 .)

With her ageless beauty, Christie was recently featured on the cover of People Magazine celebrating her 60th Birthday. Christie Brinkley has been signed to write a book that will offer "a holistic look at diet, fitness, vitality and style. The as-yet untitled book and accompanying audio edition are tentatively due in fall 2015.

Christie will also introduce a line of skin care, "Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare", early next year. During 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 a number of world-renowned experts to develop a comprehensive anti-aging range. The collection will debut with more than a handful of breakthrough products, including a day cream, night cream, eye cream and several treatments.

As a passionate humanitarian, Christie, along with her model daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, traveled to South Africa and Kenya last year, 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 new line of fresh and fashionable wigs and hairpieces as part of the Hair2Wear Christie Brinkley Collection was introduced last fall and was 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 quickly and easily.

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 reprised 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 a 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 December, 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, since then, she's had a reoccurring role on the NBC sitcom.

Christie's popularity and sense of humor, was evident on Anderson Cooper recently as she co-hosted "Anderson Live with Anderson Cooper." In this now-famous show, Anderson revealed his temporary blindness. Christie also dazzled DWTS alumni Gilles Marini with her honed "Fosse" moves when they danced together to the delight of the audience.

Christie continues to hone her comedy chops, appearing for the third year in-a-row-on the hit comedy "Celebrity Autobiography" where superstar memoirs are acted out live on stage. 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's performances featured both solo and ensemble pieces that include themed mash-ups whereby performers play off of each other's excerpts

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 CoverGirl contract, which launched the start of a 25-year partnership that marks the longest-running cosmetics contract of any model in history. The Total Gym has become the best selling Total body fitness equipment in the world. This year, Christie Brinkley helped launch the " Move it Campaign (Check name)" for active wear company Danskin's "Move For Change" Fall 2011 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.

On the big screen, she made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase as "the girl in the red Ferarri" 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 on VH1'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," and hosted her own series for CNN "Living in the 90's with Christie Brinkley" She has also guest hosted, ABC's The View.

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 New York with her youngest daughter Sailor Lee, a brilliant student and part time model with IMG Models. Her son Jack Paris is a college student at Emerson in Boston. Her eldest daughter Alexa Ray is a singer/songwriter/poet/ artist /and writer living in NYC. Christie is very proud of all three! Christie is on Facebook and Instagram where she shares her passion for photography.


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