Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models: Then and Now

How are Elle, Christie, Kathy and more faring (and looking) since their first shoots? Answer: Pretty darn well!

  • 1975: CHERYL TIEGS photo | Cheryl Tiegs
     photo | Cheryl Tiegs

Credit: Courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Updated: Tuesday Feb 12, 2013 | 09:00 AM EST By: Kate Hogan


The first model to appear on the cover three times – in 1970, 1975 (left) and 1983 – Tiegs, often considered the first American supermodel, went on to launch a clothing line for Sears, judge the ABC reality show True Beauty and welcome twins via surrogate at age 53 (at the time, she already had one son). Now 65 years old, she recently completed a stint on Celebrity Apprentice, travels the country speaking about health and fitness and is an advocate for eco-conscious living.