Christie Brink­ley

People (USA) - - [email protected] - —JULIE JOR­DAN

The su­per model ac­tress ,64, is a judge for Lifetime’s reality com­pe­ti­tion Amer­i­can Beauty Star

I have an ir­ra­tional fear of . . .

Spi­ders. But I try not to kill any of them, es­pe­cially if there’s go­ing to be a crunch fac­tor.

I’ve checked into a ho­tel as . . .

Sandy Shores. When I was mar­ried to Billy [Joel], we used to have fun with it. He’d be Rocky, so we’d be Rocky and Sandy Shores. We had some pretty good ones.

My fa­ther taught me . . .

To say “Why not?” and “Go for it!” When I got the part of Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broad­way, he was the one who en­cour­aged me.

I’ve been mis­taken for . . .

Ch­eryl Tiegs. Or some­times they’ll call me Cindy [Craw­ford]. When­ever they do ei­ther one, I say, “Thank you!”

My worst habit is . . .

I have so many! I say “you know” too much. My mom’s mom was an English teacher, so she was a stick­ler for speak­ing prop­erly. You know? [Laughs]

A Chat with . . .

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