Christie Brinkley is 53 Years of Age!

Manolo says, this, it is just not fair for the rest of us.

28 Responses to “Christie Brinkley is 53 Years of Age!”

  1. Of Shoes, Sagacity, and Stuff April 26, 2007 at 3:46 pm #

    Ah yes, it is not fair for the rest of us who are left without a passel of Boflex trainers and surgeons of the plastic variety. Instead we have moths buzzing out of our pockets, signifying their cartoonish emptiness!

    You know, it’s funny. I think of Sophia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn, and even the recently-featured Kate Hepburn — all these great and late ladies of popular imagery were actually “allowed” to sport soft skin of the unwound variety. It’s not so much funny as it is sad, I suppose. Or rather, pessimistic.

    Fatalistic?

    Realistic.

  2. Of Shoes, Sagacity, and Stuff April 26, 2007 at 3:48 pm #

    (Caveat: Of course, Sophia is great rather than late, a fact which might not have been apparent in my previous wording.)

  3. Kimberly April 26, 2007 at 3:52 pm #

    You’re right on with the “not fair” part. I remember reading an article in which European women were queried about the American fetish for facelifts and Botox. One woman pointed out that older women tend to have money, stability, wisdom, serenity, real estate, family, etc etc, while all some young women have is their youthful looks. And if an older woman tries to make herself look much younger, to the point where she draws attention from all the men, well, that’s not quite fair to the younger women, is it?

  4. me April 26, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    Please – she’s had LOTS of (admittedly, top quality) work done. A la Michelle Pfeiffer. Although MP will sue (or threaten to sue) anyone who points this out.

  5. ald April 26, 2007 at 4:25 pm #

    honestly to me she looks fake,
    the jaws are too stretched,… the lips as well

  6. verna April 26, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    yeah, but maybe she lucked out in the gene pool, too. when I was that age,(a few years ago), people thought I was in my 30′s… and I did nothing, just luck and some care about my diet, but not much. come on, girls!!

  7. Wildflower April 26, 2007 at 5:22 pm #

    She was the last of a good era for female beauty. Before the crackhead look, the waif look, the starving, dark-circles-under-the-eyes look. What’s up with that? Does anyone actually find it attactive?

  8. la petite chou chou April 26, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Yeah, work or no work….she doesn’t look a day over 40.

  9. g-dog April 26, 2007 at 6:39 pm #

    She looks better in this photo than she does in the commercials – she kind of looks creepy there. But when she is 110 years old on her absolutely worst day she will still look better than I have on my best day.

  10. the coveted April 26, 2007 at 8:27 pm #

    i guess it’s not fair… but we know how old she is, so it just looks like work… with a little natural beauty to top it off… good for her on keeping it up though!

  11. Livia April 26, 2007 at 8:44 pm #

    No 53-year-old looks like this without serious effort, no matter how sensational she was at 20. You have to respect the workouts, the high-maintenance skin and hair, and the sheer diligence it takes to keep this kind of beauty aloft after 5 decades.

  12. 21stCenturyMom April 26, 2007 at 8:44 pm #

    At least she had the decency last time she did the SI swim suit edition to say she was done with that because she didn’t want to ever have to hold her stomach in that hard again. Go Christie!

  13. alimum April 26, 2007 at 9:55 pm #

    has she gotten work done? I have no idea.

    do I know some women in their fifties who look exceptionally young who have not gotten work done? yes.

    is it fair? no.

  14. dillene April 26, 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    Sigh- Ms. Brinkley has 20 years on me and still looks better than I do. Of course, Sophia Loren has 40 years on me and looks better than Christie Brinkley. I should eat more pasta.

  15. Anonymous April 27, 2007 at 10:20 am #

    Alas, all that work and it still didn’t help her keep her man.

  16. Ninjarina April 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    ^^Agreed Anon

    She looks very scary actually, sort of, um, feral.

  17. pbird April 27, 2007 at 9:57 pm #

    Hey, its her profession to look like that and she does it well. Give her that. I haven’t seen a comtemporary photo of Sophia Loren in years. I’ll bet she still is great.

  18. Phyllis April 28, 2007 at 7:26 am #

    I agree with Anonymous; she has the benefit of a great gene pool, but at the same time I do wonder why she has such poor luck with men. Her relationships are not exactly on par with her spectacular looks.

  19. la petite chou chou April 28, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    Maybe she is bi**hy?

  20. redwards April 28, 2007 at 10:40 pm #

    her surgeons, trainers, nutritionists and other varied “health” professionals must be happy at having their childrens educations WELL paid for!

  21. La BellaDonna April 30, 2007 at 12:46 pm #

    Hola to the Kimberly! Alas, it is the rare man who seeks a woman for her stability, wisdom, serenity and family, and by and large, one does not WANT the man who seeks a woman for her money or her real estate! These, alas, are reasons enough for the older woman to seek the assistance of the Botox, for the younger woman does have what many men are seeking, and that is youth.

  22. Camera Obscura April 30, 2007 at 9:11 pm #

    (snark) Perhaps she sucks the vitality from her mates, and the men cut and run when they finally wise up. (/snark)

  23. blooes May 1, 2007 at 7:14 am #

    She looks superb for her age.

    How the hell did she manage this?

  24. Norma Desmond May 1, 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    Alas, it is the rare man who seeks a woman for her stability, wisdom, serenity and family…

    Which would be why the wise woman is interested in only the rare men. Why would I want anything less? Why would not the serenity of solitude be preferable to the attentions of a man who values nothing about me except the simulated youthfulness of my appearance? LaBellaDonna, ordinarily I find your remarks to be unerringly on target, but I am afraid we part company here. Not that this should distress you greatly, and in any case no one will probably ever see this, as this post, its day has passed.

  25. La BellaDonna May 3, 2007 at 6:43 pm #

    Hola to the Norma Desmond! No, no, no, in this instance, La BellaDonna and the Norma do NOT part company! La BellaDonna, who is not the chicken of the spring herself, prefers the rare man … providing, of course, that La BellaDonna is able to come up with the scrapings of wisdom by the time he comes along.

    Truth is truth, however, and La BellaDonna was merely pointing out the reason that so many American women seem enamoured of the Botox. It is not unlike the shiny lure for the trout … or the two-by-four for the mule* – or the gift-wrapping on a present. It is to first get the attention. It is hard for the men to appreciate the wisdom and the serenity of the older woman if they do not notice her at all. This is not the condemnation of the male sex; the ones who stay for the wisdom (once it is brought to their attention) after all, have made the choice not to flit after the younger ladies.

    *sigh* of the course, La BellaDonna thinks that many of the American women enamoured of the Botox would be willing to forego it, regardless, in exchange for the promise that their forebearance would make them look like the Christie, the Sophia, or the Kate.

    There are the mens who would, regardless, prefer the ordinary twenty-something woman to the ladies mentioned above, prefering the pedestrian youth to the extraordinary beauty tempered with age and leavened with wisdom. By and large, La BellaDonna believes those men get what they deserve – and they deserve what they get.

    *This is the joke; the mule, it should only have the two-by-four if it is exceptionally good at construction.

  26. Salli May 12, 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    I just think Christie Brinkley takes incredibly good care of herself and I don’t think she has any reason to do any surgery to help her look as good as she does. Between a good diet, exercise and a great attitude, she stays the way she is despite the intense stresses of her life like we all have. I think she’s great!! She’s a great Mom too. Go ahead on Christie.

  27. Gillian June 6, 2007 at 6:50 am #

    I agree with Salli. I’ve met Christie and she’s absolutely gorgeous, and a nice person to boot! Anyone who says otherwise is just jealous.

  28. cheryl December 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    How does she keep her hair so shiny? She is simply stunning be it with medical help or without! It’s clear she takes very good care of herself. It’s her hair that drives me crazy.. how does she do that?