Oh Christie Brinkley, you beautiful, beautiful ray of California sunshine. The Uptown Girl, the CoverGirl, the "It" Girl. And, of course, the girl in that red Ferrari who brought Chevy Chase to his knees in National Lampoon's Vacation. She is one of the reasons reason I tried (and failed) to wear CoverGirl's blue eyeshadow in 7th grade, but I'm not one to hold grudges.
Christie, who has appeared in nine issues including three straight covers, has said that this shoot in Kenya in 1989 was one of her most memorable. Luckily for you, we caught the whole thing on video. Here's a piece of the action.
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Gallery: A teeny-tiny sampling of Christie's ads and covers over the years
Christie on Christie on Christie in 1982
Christie for MaxFactor, 1975 :: Proctor & Gamble
Christie for CoverGirl, 1982 :: Noxell Corporation
Christie for Prell :: Procter & Gamble, 1986
Christie and Michael Ives, 1983 :: E.J. Camp for Rolling Stone
Christie for Black Velvet whiskey, 1979
Christie for Cosmopolitan in Nov. 1979 :: Francesco Scavullo
Christie for New York magazine in 2008, 1980 and 1971
And we would, of course, be remiss if we didn't post this all-time classic
Christie Brinkley on SI.com