THEN: Christie Brinkley (1983)
Christie Brinkley was discovered in 1973 in a post office in Paris and quickly became one of the most recognizable faces in the world. Brinkley appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue three years in a row, and signed an unprecedented 20-year contract with cosmetics company CoverGirl. She wed musician Billy Joel in 1985 and the pair welcomed a daughter, Alexa, the same year. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
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