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Also Known As: Christie Lee Hudson Died:
Born: February 2, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Monroe, Michigan, USA Profession: model, actress

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An effervescent blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Christie Brinkley became one of the world's most successful supermodels, gracing the cover of more that 500 magazines worldwide, from Cosmopolitan to Sports Illustrated. Landing her first big contract with Cover Girl near the start of her career, Brinkley remained a spokesperson for the cosmetics brand for 20 year - one of the longest-running modeling contracts in history. As talented as she was beautiful, Brinkley managed to parlay her success into a number of other ventures and pursuits; as an artist and photographer, her work graced album covers and appeared in numerous publications, As an advocate of fitness and wellness, Brinkley published a New York Times best-selling fitness book and served as a partner and spokesperson for Total Gym. Though she was as one time named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and Harper's Bazaar magazine's "Ten Best Bodies," Brinkley's extensive and remarkable 20-year career made her more than just an archetypical California girl done good.

An effervescent blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Christie Brinkley became one of the world's most successful supermodels, gracing the cover of more that 500 magazines worldwide, from Cosmopolitan to Sports Illustrated. Landing her first big contract with Cover Girl near the start of her career, Brinkley remained a spokesperson for the cosmetics brand for 20 year - one of the longest-running modeling contracts in history. As talented as she was beautiful, Brinkley managed to parlay her success into a number of other ventures and pursuits; as an artist and photographer, her work graced album covers and appeared in numerous publications, As an advocate of fitness and wellness, Brinkley published a New York Times best-selling fitness book and served as a partner and spokesperson for Total Gym. Though she was as one time named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and Harper's Bazaar magazine's "Ten Best Bodies," Brinkley's extensive and remarkable 20-year career made her more than just an archetypical California girl done good.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Jack and Jill (2011)
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 Vegas Vacation (1997) Woman In Ferrari
5.
 National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) Red Ferrari Girl
7.
 Greatest Supermodels, The (1999) Interviewee
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 Final Take: Devil's Diet (1996) Herself
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Raised in Malibu, California
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After graduation, she worked as an illustrator for three years in Paris
1976:
Signed with cosmetics giant Cover Girl; contract continued to be renewed until 1996, making it the longest model contract ever
1979:
Appeared on the cover of three consecutive <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Issues
1983:
Was the inspiration for husband Billy Joel¿s major hit "Uptown Girl"; also appeared as the title character in the music video
1983:
Wrote the best-selling fitness book, <i>Christie Brinkley¿s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness book</i>
1983:
Made acting debut as Chevy Chase's fantasy girl in the blockbuster "National Lampoon's Vacation"
1987:
Reprised her role as the mysterious lady in the red Ferrari, in the sequel, "Vegas Vacation"
1992:
Hosted the short-lived show "Living in the '90s with Christie Brinkley" (CNN)
1993:
Created the cover art for Billy Joel¿s <i>River of Dreams</i> album
1994:
Appeared as herself in an episode of the NBC comedy, "Mad About You"
1996:
Signed with NuSkin International, to become the companies first spokesperson for their personal care division
1997:
Hosted the most profitable infomercial in America for Total Gym
1998:
Launched her own perfume, <i>Believe</i>
2005:
Once again signed with Cover Girl to appear in magazines and commercials for their mature skin line
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Education

Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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