Cover appearances: 1979, 1980, 1981
Christie Brinkley has graced more than 500 magazine covers in her incredible 40-year career, but it was her SI work that launched the then 25-year-old blonde beauty into superstardom. With a body to die for and the face of an angel, she spent the next 25 years as the face of CoverGirl, nailing the longest running cosmetics contract of any model in history.
The camera obviously loves her and so do we! At 59, she’s still as beautiful as ever. “My age has so little to do with my image of myself because at a certain point, the number just didn't fit how I felt. It has become irrelevant to me,” Brinkley told SHAPE. “I just don't feel like that number is representative of my spirit, of my energy or my anything!”
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