Sports Illustrated photo by Walter Iooss, Jr.

Christie Brinkley ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover for 1979

Christie Brinkley on the 1979 cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, in a shot taken on the Seychelles Islands. Brinkley turned 25 that year.  This was the first of three consecutive Sports Illustrated covers for Brinkley.

See our biography of Christie Brinkley