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Christie Brinkley            

Model, Actress, Children's Activist

Christie Brinkley was born on February 2, 1954, in Monroe, Michigan. Blonde, blue-eyed and athletic, Brinkley embodies the all-American look that dominated the fashion industry in the 1980s.

She worked worked as an illustrator in Paris for three years before she caught the attention of an American photographer on the street. Despite some initial hesitancy to abandon her creative work for the high-pressure world of modeling, Brinkley soon became one of the most sought after faces in the business.

In the 1980s, Brinkley was featured on more than 200 magazine covers. She adorned three consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition covers (1979-1981). She endorsed a number of commercial products including Cover Girl cosmetics, Prell shampoo, and Chanel perfume.

Her attempts to branch out into film and television included a brief appearance as Chevy Chase's dream girl in "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983). She also appeared in a video for then-husband Billy Joel's pop hit "Uptown Girl."

Her major projects in the 1990s included a talk show on CNN called "Living in the 90s." She was a spokesperson for the Total Gym line of fitness products.

Now in her 50s, Brinkley continues to model, serving as a representative for the Cover Girl cosmetics line. She is also active in many charities, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation and UNICEF.

She had a recurring role as Gayle Gergich on Parks and Recreation.

Brinkley played the role of Roxie Hart in the hit musical Chicago on broadway and in a traveling cast.

She appeared on season 28 of Dancing with the Stars.


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