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Christie Brinkley: Before All the Divorces

7/9/2008 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before becoming a supermodel and getting involved in her bitter divorce battle with Peter Cook (and less contentious divorces to Richard Taubman, Billy Joel and Jean-Francois Allaux), Christie Brinkley was just another gorgeous 19-year-old art student discovered at a post office in Paris.
Christie Brinkley
Photographer Errol Sawyer discovered Christie and was the first to take professional photos of her way back in 1973.

Unlike her marital love, the 54-year-old's beauty does not fade.

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Kat    

23. Why do her eyes look black in the 1970's pic? Does she wear blue contact lenses? yuck

Posted at 1:59PM on Jul 9th 2008 by huh

Good lord! Another douche. Her eyes don't look blue, because it happens to be a black and white photograph.

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32.

Lexi    

I read comments about K. Kadashian or whatever her name is...
she has a behind like an old lady and people say she is hot!!!! and has a great body -
it is the decline of the civilization when the peasant low class look is considered desirable....
when I was younger the ideal in beauty was Christie Brinkley look ...
and I'm YOUNG!!!!
what happened in the past twenty years????

2107 days ago
33.

Mrs. Pine    

She was and still is the classic All-American beauty.

How brutal is it that her daughter looks just like Billy Joel!!

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34.

spooge    

If this isnt a case for MASSIVE INCREASES IN THE CAPITAL GAINS TAX, id dont know what is. This bitch is worth 8 billion dollars and has 3 yachts? FOR WHAT? Having her stupid picture taken. How much did her idiot husband spend on porn, while plenty of americans elsewhere are going hungry. Its sickening. Its time for a candidate like Obama to absolutely hammer these wealthy aholes with taxes.

Rest of america, please stop subsidizing these entertainment and athletic IDIOTS. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

If being socialist means you wont have any paris hiltons, then bring it on.

2107 days ago
35.

There is no such thing as reality tv    

That is not Christie Brinkley, TMZ in the younger photo.

2107 days ago
36.

pop eye    

I never thought she was a great beauty. Very plaine Jane. Never got it. And it is a mystery to me: with all of the chemical peels, face lifts, eye lifts, brows lifts, the doctors' can never restore youth. There is always a tell-tail sign that you just can't put your finger on. Something that always makes them still look old. What is it? I've come to the conclusion it is the haunted look in their eyes from chasing the feather long. I think I may have a chemical peel and slight eye lift when I'm older, but after viewing the harrowing and emotional hollow results of these people, I don't think I would venture much further.

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37.

Jim MOrrison    

Google "Christie Brinkley" and you will pass out when you see SI shots from her when she was in her 20s.....Brinkley, along with Cheryl Tiegs were true "California girls" from the 1970s and 1980s. They, along with Mariel Hemingway and Brooke Shields paved the way for later supermodels like Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, so have a little respect...if Cook needs porn to get it on with Brinkley, then it is later than anyone realizes...she has her own money, too, so I hope she uses it to get on with her life in California where they know how to treat her.......

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38.

BJ Rocks    

#31 I always thought the same thing about Alexa Ray.. Such a beautiful mother and she ends up looking like Billy Joel what a shame.. Her young son is gorgeous like her..

2107 days ago
39.

hoochie mama    

Like David Cook, or hate him...Christie Brinkley HAS been married FOUR TIMES.
There's got to be a LITTLE baggage on her part, to have been through four men now.
She is HOTTER now, than the earlier photo. Has she had work done on her face? If not, then that isn't her in the 70's photo.
Maybe it's the lame photo, with her not smiling and in black/white.
Why would David Cook want to fu** around on her? THERE'S GOT TO BE A REASON !!!

just my opinion...

2107 days ago
40.

orchidgirl    


Response to #11 who is asking what MILF means.
MILF means Mother I'd Like to F..k, and expression MILF became very famous after movie "American Pie" where Stifler's Mom (very sexy middle-aged mother) was called MILF by Stifler's teenage friends.

2107 days ago
41.

noitall    

TMZ......YOU MESSED UP. THE B & W is NOT a pic of Brinkley. Try again.......

2107 days ago
42.

MJ fan    

Totally agree with #5. There's absolutely nothing about her that is a "standout" in the "looks" department. She looks like plain jane with me and decent make-up.

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43.

Yevrah Enivel    

Looks like she had some work done on her nose

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44.

Angela    

WOW SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL THEN AND NOW, SHE'S GORGEOUS!!! BUT SHE'S HAD NO LUCK IN LOVE, HOPE ALL TURNS OUT WELL FOR HER AND THE KIDS.

2107 days ago
45.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA    

If you don't think she is absolutely gorgeous, you're either gay or jealous.


She's freakin' hott! Always has been and always will be.

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