CHRISTIE BRINKLEY Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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Name: Christie Brinkley                                                             
Born: 2 February 1954 Monroe, Michigan, USA                                         
Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is a former American model.               
She was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, USA, even                     
though she has claimed to have been born and raised in California.                 
Majoring in art and graduating in 1972, Christie attended Palisades High School     
in Pacific Palisades, California. In the early 1970s, she and her family lived     
in the Bel Air hills. She was educated at le Lycae Francais de Los Angeles and     
worked in Paris as an entry-level illustrator.                                     
In 1976, she signed a contract with cosmetics giant Cover Girl, which they         
continued to renew for twenty years. A few years after Cover Girl ended their       
contract with Brinkley, they again signed her on as a model with ads in             
magazines and commercials for mature skin products in 2005. She appeared on the     
cover of three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues (1979 - 1981).       
Brinkley appeared as "The Girl in the Ferrari" in the movie National Lampoon's     
Vacation in 1983, a role she reprised in the 1997 sequel Vegas Vacation (though     
in Vegas Vacation her character was cast as "Woman in Ferrari".)                   
She is currently a pitch person for a line of home fitness equipment sold on       
cable TV infomercials.