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Christie Brinkley (born February 2, 1954) is a former American supermodel.
She was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan, 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 with an English sheep dog named Shakespeare. She was educated at le LycÃ©e FranÃ§ais 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 â€“ 1981). [Wiki]