Sports Illustrated photo by John G. Zimmerman

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley on the cover of the 1981 Sports Illustrated magazine. It was the third straight year that Brinkley had been on the cover -- an unprecedented run. 

Brinkley was born in 1954, so she turned 27 in 1981. Captiva is an island off the southern coast of Florida.

See our biography of Christie Brinkley