Lifestyle Style Christie Brinkley's Most Iconic Swimsuit Photos, from 'Sports Illustrated' to Her Own Sexy Selfies Look up beach babe in the dictionary, and you'll find Christie Brinkley's photo. So it's a good thing the 65-year-old supermodel's bikini-posing days are far from over. We've rounded up her best beach snaps right here — from recent vacation Instagram to throwback Sports Illustrated photo shoots By Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico is PEOPLE's Deputy Style Director, where she oversees the brand's digital Style and Beauty coverage. This includes running lead on the Met Gala, which is among PEOPLE.com's top-trafficked red carpet events every year, interviewing the industry's top influencers (including all the Kardashian-Jenners), and breaking A-list celeb news (a New Jersey shore native, it is no surprise that her favorite interview ever was with Bruce Springsteen). Brittany is a style contributor to People Every Day Podcast and has represented the brand on national TV programs including Good Morning America and The CW's two TV specials on the British Royals. She joined PEOPLE from Cosmopolitan in 2013, where she was an Associate Editor. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 22, 2019 06:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 17 SIZZLING AT 65 Christie Brinkley/Instagram The model recently posted a series of sexy vacation pictures to her Instagram, turning a shoreline stroll into her own personal Sports Illustrated-like photo shoot. 02 of 17 PALMS AWAY Christie Brinkley/Instagram Brinkley's cover-up collection is just at cute as her bikini wardrobe. 03 of 17 SNORKEL STAR Christie Brinkley/Instagram Snorkeling has never looked so sexy. 04 of 17 WHITE OUT Christie Brinkley/Instagram Brinkley kicked off 2019 on the beach and shared the following message with her followers: "To have a Happy Healthy New Year we need a happy healthy planet. Let’s work together this year towards that goal! Ok off to exercise!" 05 of 17 SWIMSUIT SIREN "Glamming and hamming," the model captioned this tropical snap in which she's wearing a floral bikini top and head scarf. 06 of 17 FLOWER POWER Christie Brinkley/Instagram Here Brinkley proves a chic white one-piece never goes out of style. 07 of 17 BELLISSIMA Christie Brinkley/Instagram The singer promotes her Bellissima organic wine collection (and toned leg muscles) in this tropical Instagram snap. 08 of 17 PERM-ADISE Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty We'll consider this do an extreme version of beach waves — and in 1979, a 21-year-old Brinkley pulled off the look with ease on the shores of Cancun, Mexico. While that do may not be in anymore, that mesh one-piece sure is. 09 of 17 FIRST TIMER Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty Look familiar? This shot from the Seychelles was featured on the supermodel's first Sports Illustrated cover in 1979. 10 of 17 BLONDE AMBITION Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty We bet this sunkissed 1979 photo of Brinkley (also in the Seychelles) inspired many to hit the sink, peroxide in hand. 11 of 17 BRONZED BOMBSHELL John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty These days, Brinkley swears by sunscreen, but judging from her tan in the 1980 issue, we're guessing she was slathering on baby oil just like the rest of us. 12 of 17 SAILING THE HIGH (CUT) SEAS John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty The MVP on her 1980 SI shoot? Brinkley's bikini waxer. 13 of 17 TAKING THE PLUNGE John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty Pre-Baywatch, Brinkley wore the hell out of a red one piece (seen here shooting for the 1980 issue in the British Virgin Islands). 14 of 17 CAPTIVATING IN CAPTIVA John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty Brinkley's naturally gorgeous, but we bet those birds got put through a slimming Photoshop filter. 15 of 17 BUTT OUT John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty We can't imagine sitting bare-bummed on a bed of sea shells is comfortable. But than again, when you're wearing basically dental floss (as seen on Brinkley in Captiva), you're not in it for the comfort. 16 of 17 LADY IN RED John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty Part wetsuit. Part unitard. Part one piece. We're not really sure how to describe the hooded situation Brinkley wears on the shores of Kenya for the 1989 issue. 17 of 17 ABS-OLUTELY AGELESS John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated/Contour by Getty When she wasn't wearing polarizing hooded maillots, Brinkley went simpler for the 1989 issue in this totally '80s bandeau style.