Known In The '70s For: Modeling for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Christie Brinkley was one of the OG swimsuit models, landing her first cover in 1979. In addition to making high-waisted bikinis look surprisingly sexy, Brinkley signed a deal with CoverGirl (that would last for a total of over 25 years) and graced the front page of a number of famous publications, including Glamour and Rolling Stone.