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!

  • 1986: ELLE MACPHERSON photo | Elle Macpherson

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

1986: ELLE MACPHERSON

"The Body" broke records with her unprecedented five covers: 1986 (left), 1987, 1988, 1994 and 2006. And she also broke into a number of fields throughout her modeling career, successfully launching Elle Macpherson Intimates in the '90s, appearing on several episodes of Friends in 1999 and hosting NBC's Fashion Star in 2012 (the same year she donned a bikini for PEOPLE). But the 48-year-old's most important role to date? Mom to two young boys.