Though it later became associated with Christie Brinkley, Billy Joel’s hit “Uptown Girl” was originally about whom?
– Cindy Crawford
– Brooke Shields
– Elle Macpherson
– Claudia Schiffer
Answer: While everyone assumes this song was written about Billy Joel’s wife Christie Brinkley (especially since she appears in the video), it was model Elle Macpherson that served as the inspiration for the song. According to numerous interviews with Joel, although the song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson, it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife, Christie Brinkley.The title character in the music video was played by Christie Brinkley, whom Joel married two years later.
Elle Macpherson is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname The Body.
Born: 29 March 1964 (age 53), Killara, Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.82 m
Eye colour: Brown
Spouse: Jeffrey Soffer (m. 2013), Gilles Bensimon (m. 1986–1989)
Children: Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson, Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson