Christie Brinkley was born February 2, 1954, in Monroe, Michigan. She is a supermodel who is best known for appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.Christie began her modeling career in 1973 after signing with Elite Model Management. In 1979, she made her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue appearance, and for the next two years, she was featured on the cover. Christie holds the record for the longest contract with a cosmetic brand; she represented Cover Girl for 20 years. In the courseof her career, Christie appeared on hundreds of magazine covers, including Glamour,Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. She has been married and divorced four times, most notably to legendary musician Billy Joel. She has three children—one child each with her second, third and fourth husbands.