Christie Brinkley is best known for her three consecutive appearances
as a model on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the late
1970s and early 1980s, for her long-running contract with CoverGirl the
longest ever of any model in history, and for her marriage to musician
Billy Joel. Brinkley has also worked an an actress, illustrator, photographer,
writer, and designer. Christie played her first role as an actress in the 1983
hit National Lampoon’s Vacation as "The girl in the red Ferrari" (below)
opposite Chevy Chase.