Christie Brinkley was born Christie Lee Hudson in Monroe, Michigan. She made a seismic splash in the modeling world by becoming one of those who put the now famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on the map. Although Christie Brinkley nude never quite happened it sure came close with some of those swimsuits she sported in those early SI days.
Brinkley made history when she appeared on three consecutive SI swimsuit covers starting in 1979. Since then Brinkley has graced over 500 magazine covers. Think about that. She was one of the first models to put the “super” in supermodel and would also spend 25 years as the face of Revlon.
After five decades of modeling it is time to look back to the beginning and to chronicle her astounding career. She even has made her mark on other avenues of popular culture — from movies like National Lampoon’s Vacation to TV appearances in instant classics such as Parks and Recreation.