Christie Brinkley is 63 years old, yet she still looks just like the twentysomething blonde bombshell who graced three consecutive Sports Illustrated covers from 1979-81, and appeared all over MTV in the ‘80s strutting her stuff in her partner Billy Joel’s music videos. Sure, good genes have no doubt helped Brinkley keep her stunning physique over the decades.
“There is a lot of pressure on women to, well, not age,” Cindy Crawford tells me. “I am probably even more sensitive to it — but you can’t keep chasing this impossible thing…as much as I try to take care of myself, I still don’t look like my daughter when I wake up in the morning — and I
She’s 60, a grandmother and refuses to dye her hair, but Yazemeenah Rossi is as passionate as ever about her work as a model and photographer. A good diet, yoga and plenty of sex are her secrets, she tells Eve Barlow
Being on a beach in the Mediterranean, ones thoughts naturally turn to breasts. It has always really bugged me that men can take their tops off because nobody has eroticised their breasts but we get hassle for it. Apart from this statue here in Sitges, done in the big thighs/small tits Catalan style, I’m rather fond of her.
“I really don’t think we should talk about ageing.” We’re twenty minutes into an otherwise amiable chat, but it seems I have inadvertently pushed one of Helena Christensen’s trigger buttons. Famously one of the most mild-mannered and easy going of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ – a term coined by a New York Times op-ed twenty years ago when she, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson and Claudia Schiffer were ruling the catwalk – Christensen has gone from expansive and jokey to crossing her arms and pursing her lips.
She looks both very beautiful and very intimidating, but I push on: because? “Because this is something only women ever have to deal with, not men. Why do men never ever get asked about ageing?” I’m thinking it’s because a certain kind of man would simply shrug and say that they’re maturing like a fine Burgundy, making more money than ever and enjoying late-in-life fatherhood with the 22 year-old lingerie model they’ll trade in some time next year.