Know About Actress and Model Christie Brinkley Net Worth 2019

An American actress, model, and businesswoman Christie Brinkley who is most popular for being the front face of the American beauty and cosmetic company CoverGirl for a span of 25 years. She has also made her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers for consecutive of three years during the 1970s.

Besides, her modeling career, she has also made her appearance in numerous television shows. Her work in television shows includes Vegas Vacation, Jack and Jill, Mad About You, and Parks and Recreation.

She is also a businesswoman and has her own line of business in sectors like real estate, eyewear, beauty products, and hair extensions. Christie Brinkley’s net worth is evaluated at $80 million as of 2019.

Keep reading an article to know more detail about Christie Brinkley.

Early Life

Christie Lee Hudson aka Christie Brinkley took birth to the parents Herbert Hudson and Marjorie Hudson on February 2, 1954, in Michigan, USA. She has raised alongside her brother Greg Brinkley. Her mother got divorced when she was young and married to Don Brinkley, who was a television writer.

She along with her brother were later adopted by her stepfather. She attended her school in Paul Revere Junior High School but later joined Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles. After completion of her high school, she went on to Paris to pursue her career in art.


She started her career in modeling when she was in Paris for her study. While studying, she was able to make an impression to the American photographer Errol Sawyer, who introduced Christie to John Casablancas, the founder of Elite Model Management agency. After working with Elite Model Management, her career started to take grow rapid.

She started to work with Ford Model after being introduced to Eileen Ford. Likewise, she also appeared on the cover page of the magazine, Glamour. After being selected multiple times on the cover page of the Glamour magazine, she was offered a long-term contract of 25 years with the American cosmetic brand CoverGirl.

She became the first female model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the three consecutive years. Besides, she has also appeared for popular brands like Rolling Stones, Vogue, MasterCard, Diet Coke, Nissan, Black Velvet, and many more.

Likewise, she has worked in the acting industry in her career. She made her debut in acting career by working in the movie Lampoon’s Vacation. Furthermore, she has also appeared on several television shows. Some of her noteworthy works include Vegas Vacation, Jack and Jill, and Mad About You.

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Christie Brinkley is also a businesswoman. She has her own line of business in several sectors like beauty products, hair extensions, eye wears, and eyeglasses. Furthermore, she has own real estate business in the Hamptons.

Net Worth and Earnings

Aforementioned, Christie Brinkley’s net worth is evaluated at $80 million. She accumulated a hefty sum of money from her successful career as a model and actress.

She also earns a grand sum of money from her business. Likewise, she also wrote a book named Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book which was listed as one of the bestselling books in The New York Times.

Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about the personal life of Christie Brinkley, she has been married several times. She was first married to Jean- Francois Allaux in 1973. However, later got divorced in 1981 and four years after a divorce, she got married to Billy Joel who was a musician.

The couple together was blessed with a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel. However, they separated their way in 1994 after their divorce.

She married Richard Taubman in the same year and had a baby son named Jack Paris Brinkley.

She was also married to Peter Halsey Cook who was an architect. They maintained their relationship for 12 long years and unfortunately got divorced in 2008. The ex-couple were blessed with a daughter named Sailor Brinkley-Cook. Recently, her daughter Sailor Brinkley-Cook dedicated the song in the reality show Dancing with Stars.

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