- #41 Top 50
For someone with such a long, successful career, Christie Brinkley’s personal life this past year has been tough to say the least. After ex-Peter Cook admitted to having an affair, she battled through a bitter custody battle for son Jack, 14, and daughter Sailor, 11, while at the same time, her 23-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel (from previous marriage to Billy Joel), attempted suicide by downing sleeping pills. We admire Christie for standing tall for her kids through a year that totally sucked, and we sincerely hope the supermodel – who’s been married 4 times (!) finally finds what she’s looking for. And more importantly, that her kids find a sense of stability.