Supermodel Christie Brinkley showed off her age-defying beauty at the Broadway opening of Venus in Fur in New York yesterday (Nov. 8), upstaging almost everyone on the red carpet. Oh…the play rocked, too!
Christie, 57, wore a figure-hugging red dress (not the one pictured) that was dignified, but still showed off her vivacious curves.
There’s no doubt that the former supermodel still has the “wow” factor that landed her on 500 magazine covers and three Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue covers.
She looked every bit as fetching as red carpet colleagues Claire Danes, 32, and Gretchen Mol, 39, who are 25 years and 16 years younger, respectively.
Brinkley is a longtime vegetarian who does yoga, Pilates, strength-trains and plays tennis.
She made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in April 2011.
Thanks to her youthful good looks, Christie recently launched her own skin care line that she promises is “100 percent natural, vegan and cruelty-free.”
Her partner in the venture is former L’Oreal chief executive Jim Morrison.
Diet and exercise are the keys to her radiance, and Christie has always denied tabloid reports that she had a face lift in early 2010.
At the time, daughter Alexa Ray Joel had corrective surgery on her nose.
Not surprisingly, Brinkley’s beauty has inspired mixed reactions from the men in her life. While they’re attracted to her stunning beauty, they’re also intimidated by it.
“You know guys are attracted to a woman’s looks — we’re shallow in that aspect of things — it’s just how we are made,” Christie ex-husband Billy Joel, once said.
“I felt like I was undeserving — it was extraordinary that I got her. But, suddenly, this beautiful supermodel dug me — it was great. We had strong feelings for each other.”
Billy, 62, and Christie remain good friends to this day. At a time when many people her age slow down, Brinkley’s ready to stir things up.
“I love to fill my life with adventures,” she gushed.
Danes’ husband, Hugh Dancy, is one of the play’s stars.
Venus in Fur has been called a “spooky sex comedy” by The New York Times, and co-star Nina Arianda sizzles on stage, reprising her Off-Broadway role.
In the David Ives play, Arianda plays a young actress desperate to audition for a part late in the afternoon while Dancy’s harried character is looking to call it a day.
But Arianda uses her seductive charm to breakdown and take control of the situation, literally.