Christie Brinkley and Alexa Ray Joel’s mother and daughter plastic surgery

After Party For Last Play At Shea At The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Christie and Alexa “after” – before photos are below and on Star’s website

Christie and Alexa “before” – in 2008

Star Magazine has before and after photos of former supermodel Christie Brinkley and her daughter Alex Ray Joel, 24, that show that both of them had plastic surgery recently. Alexa seems to have had a nose job, according to the photo evidence and an expert quoted by Star. Christie, 56, has opted for some kind of face lift. I think both Christie and Alexa looked better before, although it’s kind of a toss up with Alexa as she’s still gorgeous with an obviously tapered nose. Christie is looking too tightly pulled and she’s starting to get that chipmunk cheek artificial look that’s a dead giveaway for too much work. She should have left well enough alone and is going to have to watch it. Here’s Star’s teaser report on this story. They also have a better before and after picture than the one we cobbled together.

Some mothers and daughters bond over shopping. For Christie Brinkley and Alexa Ray Joel, it’s plastic surgery! In the May 10 issue of Star, we exclusively reveal that the supermodel and her singer daughter, whose dad is Billy Joel, both went under the knife earlier this month — one day apart — at Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

What was on the makeover menu? A mini face-lift for Christie and a nose job for Alexa, which — according to NYC-based plastic surgeon Dr. Norman M. Rowe — set them back about $60,000!

It was money well spent, a source tells Star. “Both Alexa and Christie are so happy.”

And just weeks after their respective surgeries, Christie and Alexa showed off their new looks when they attended the premiere of Last Play at Shea — to support Billy — at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on Sunday.

Pick up the new Star today for the full story about Christie and Alexa Ray’s mother/daughter plastic surgeries. Plus: Read our six-page spread — Nips, Tucks & Lies — about plastic surgery in Hollywood with before and after pix of celebs like Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Blake Lively.

[From Star Magazine’s website]

I personally don’t think it’s so strange that a mom and daughter had plastic surgery just a day apart. My mom had a face lift and I could see getting some work done with her. (I haven’t had anything done yet, but am not ruling it out and will probably try Botox soon.) I know that will sound insane to many of you, and it’s probably just a sign of the times. On one hand I’m wary of looking freaky like this but on the other side I have to admit I’m considering a face lift when the time comes.

People are getting plastic surgery with mixed results. You really have to opt for minor procedures and make sure you don’t go overboard, because it’s easy to ruin your looks and end up much worse than you were before. Even with just one or two seemingly small surgeries some people end up unrecognizable. Just look at Jennifer Grey.

Does anyone like Christie’s new look better than her old one? There’s something not-quite-human about her new look and she’s starting to resemble a plastic doll. Maybe it will settle for her.

Update: Alexa admits to People that she had her nose done, and says that she’s wanted it done for a long time. I like how candid she is and how she sounds confident about it.

Alexa Ray tells PEOPLE she’s feeling much better–inside and out. The 24-year-old singer underwent rhinoplasty earlier this month, and says she’s overjoyed by the results. “I was thinking about getting this for years,” says Joel. Her nose, she adds, “always bothered me a little bit. I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side. To some people that’s vain, but at the end of the day, we all want to feel pretty.” But the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley says she’s done with plastic surgery. Says Joel, “Would I do anything else to my body? No. It’s not ten procedures like Heidi Montag. For me, that’s a little extreme, but to each her own.” As for the timing of the surgery–just four months after her overdose scare following a breakup–Joel says this was the right time for her. “Would it have been smart to get this procedure last year?” she asks. “No. I didn’t know who I was.” And now? “I feel really good.”

[From People]

Alexa Before:
Alexa Ray Joel, Jubilantly Happy Just 6 Months Ago, Was She Really Depressed All Year?

Alexa After:
After Party For Last Play At Shea At The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival

Christie Before:
US Magazine Party - New York

Christie After:
Billy Joel's Last Play At Shea Premieres At The Tribeca Film Festival

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  1. bite me says:

    Christie face have been looking tight for a couple of years… can something be done about Alexa eyes

  2. Bonfire Beach says:

    I like Alexa’s new nose. It really suits her and makes her look delicate.

  3. Gracie says:

    That third picture down of Alexa is just stunning! My god, she is totally gorgeous.

    I completely understand her wanting a new nose. That is the one thing I would get done if I had the money. My nose has a bump and I think it’s too big for my face.

  4. Tia C says:

    Alexa did not need a nose job. She looked better before. I don’t blame Christie for tightening things up a little, I would, too if I could afford it. She needs to chill out with it for awhile now though. She is pulled pretty tight!

  5. Risa says:

    Christie looked better before most definitely… Alexa- well, I liked her either way… I imagine if she got much more she would start to pull a Kim Kardashian!

  6. Chelly says:

    Alexa’s gorgeous? Really??? I don’t see it in the before OR after

  7. moe says:

    I think Cristie looks better in the before but at least she doesnt have that alien/catlike face some of the other do in the after.
    Alexa looks great but way too much botox in the forehead.
    Im all for the fillers, botox/dysport, light laser peels and little things you can do along the way but some of these after pics are actually scaring me out of ever doing anything drastic, not that I could afford all that but I dont think I would want to after seeing some of these celebs after pics.

  8. pebbles says:

    Yeah, if I had Christie Brinkley for a mom, and I wasn’t happy with my nose, then I would have it done.
    Just to at least quell the statements like “oh, your mom is a famous supermodel….you look a little bit more like your dad Billy.”
    Now I think that Christie was looking okay with just a little bit of Botox and Restylane once in a while, but now she’s gone for the overhaul. oh well….sigh.

  9. Stephy2485 says:

    Unfortch, she took after her DAD in her looks (supermodel mommy and she looks like Billy *shudder* Joel..sigh….Ah well.
    @Bonfire Beach…completely agree with you. Her new nose is so nice!

    Although I think she looks even MORE like her dad now…

  10. Mairead says:

    Awww I love an unusual nose (unless it’s horrifically dominating). i find the new one actually draws more attention to it, but it will “settle” into her face more.

    I can’t see any difference in the Christie before and afters.

    And speaking of work – is that Jennifer Grey in the links?!? 😯

  11. e says:

    I don’t think either one got bad plastic surgery. Alexa has had a hard time lately and if the nose job makes her feel better than what the hell. It is not a completely drastic nose job…she didn’t pull a Jennifer Grey or an MJ. And you can still see lines around Christie’s eyes, which is good!

  12. Wow says:

    Doesn’t look like the surgeries “took”.

    I think Christie may be behind a lot of Alexa’s emotional issues.

  13. Leticia says:

    I prefer Alexa’s new nose, she did good for herself.

    Alexa really knows how to smile. She has the most joyous smile, and it so refreshing as compared to her peers, who always look so bored. She definitely got her mother’s high wattage smile.

  14. Dusky says:

    Alexa looks a bit like Leighton Meester now… it’s cute, she looks way better, IMHO. So does Christie. If they’re happy, then good for them. ^^

  15. andrea says:

    i would not touch botox b/c it seems like one of those things that, in a few years, they will announce causes cancer or some other godawful thing. i have every intention of doing peels and microdermabrasion and laser removal of dark spots when i get older, but injecting chemicals into my face? no way.

  16. connie says:

    I think alexa is beautiful in a unique way. not cookie cutter with pretty delicate features. i didnt think that when i first saw her, but i find that after looking at her her looks grew on me

  17. Alexa says:

    I LOVE ALEXA and think she is absolutely stunning, adorable, GORGEOUS! I just LOVE her and wish I could meet her – or better yet, be her big sister!

  18. Maritimer says:

    LOVE the new nose. She looks beautiful (minus the lazy eye)…more importantly, she looks like she FEELS more beautiful too, which is all that matters.

    Don’t see much difference in her mom in the before and after photos, other than a little botox.

  19. ligeia says:

    i can not tell the difference between the before and after pictures so i guess thats good?

  20. Victoria says:

    Rich, ulgy men marry supermodels and then, should they have girls? Alexa has her father’s face – her life is miserable with a mother as beautiful and Nordic as Christie.

    Poor, poor thing! Then his father marries a woman who is thin and beautiful – he loves beautiful women but his daughter has pop eyes.

    Weinstein’s gorgeous wife is pregnant – let’s hope it is a boy. Look what happened to Christina Onasis?

  21. jeannified says:

    They both look incredible! You can’t tell that Christy had a face life. (Well, she looks a little more youthful, but doesn’t have that “Face lift” look.) Alexa looks beautiful, but I always thought that she was anyway!

  22. Sudini says:

    I think they both look absolutely beautiful.

  23. meme says:

    @jeannified – are you kidding me? if christie’s face were pulled up any more she have a beard.

  24. bros says:

    didnt she just try to kill herself?

  25. Tazina says:

    I think Alexa Ray is beautiful. Love the nose job. It does make a difference.

  26. LindyLou says:

    I think Christie Brinkley and Heather Locklear had the same surgeon. They both have the same chipmunk-y face.

  27. benny says:

    I normally don’t think women should go for plastic surgery just to increase their self-esteem, but in this case I feel sorry for the daughter. It must have been difficult with a mother who is a former model, and I’m sure she ehard some nasty comments while growing up. I don’t know why she tried to kill herself, but if the surgery helps (helps her NOT kill herself) then I guess that’s as good as reason as any to have it.

  28. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I think Aexa is beautiful in an ethnic sort of way.

    I think the ‘before’ of Christie is an unfortunate photo. Her hair was far too ‘silvery’ and her blouse didn’t help. I like her golden blonde in the after photos. I do think she should stop now, though.

  29. Victoria says:

    Alexa is a pretty girl. Christie just needs to LET GO and let herself AGE!

  30. JJ says:

    Wishful thinking, I know . . .but imagine if someone like Christie Brinkley would keep herself natural and be proud of it . . . wouldn’t that send a wonderful message out to the rest of us? Sigh.

  31. Feebee says:

    I don’t know about undertaking cosmetic surgery so close to having such an emotional time as Alexa did.

    Hopefully they’ll get a better after photo soon, the eye makeup’s so heavy she looks more different than just the nose which unfortuntely looks like the pendulum swung a little too far in the other direction. Her original nose suited her just fine.

  32. Maritza says:

    The plastic surgeon did a great job, they both look beautiful and very natural. Alexa looks much better, her nose was to big, now she looks really pretty and Christie looks so much younger now, she does not look plastic at all, unlike Heidi Montag.

  33. frenchie says:

    My mom had a collegue who had botox done. She said that it would look great first but that suddenly the effect would stop and that this woman would age 10 years within a day and look really tired. She thinks it’s a non ending path.
    When I look at old people, I think a smile ( and a positive attitude) is the best thing you can do to yourself and others

  34. The Wrestler says:

    Alexa seems to have a new more defined chin as well.

  35. fizXgirl314 says:

    fuck these people… how can perfectly beautiful people be so unhappy with themselves? seriously, fuck them… You gotta be a real dumb @{)#$QRIWEAIRF not to be able to find beauty in yourself when you’re supermodel?!?!?!? what is WRONG with these people?!?!?!? ARGH!!!!

  36. Katyusha says:


    People always want what someone else has. I know a ton of gorgeous girls who don’t think that way about themselves. Actually, I don’t know anyone that looks at themselves and thinks, “Good LAWD, I’m stunning!!!”

    I find it pretty odd that someone would get upset because some beautiful women don’t think they’re beautiful. Sometimes the most beautiful women have the lowest self esteem. It sucks, but that’s life.

    Personally, everytime I wish I looked like someone else, I realize how fortunate I really am. In that sense, I agree. Count your blessings, bitches!

  37. Isobel says:

    Now Brinkley’s got one eye that looks much larger than the other–and it gives her a more than slightly insane look.

    But th daughter looks gorgeous. Good for her–let’s hope she does stop here with the surgery.

  38. fizXgirl314 says:

    You don’t need to mutilate your face… you need a fucking therapist!!

  39. Ruffian9 says:

    Alexa noooooo…she looked great before, genuine, adorable. Now she just blends in with a sea of altered noses. Such a shame.

  40. Taya says:

    I think Alexa does look better with the new nose. Considering her mother is Christy Brinkley, she probably felt ugly and insecure compared to her, which she shouldnt because she was cute before as well.

    It would suck to have Brinkley as your mom because I think you would always be compared to her beauty.

  41. lucy2 says:

    I’m kind of wondering if Alexa had more done than just her nose. Unless it’s just more flattering hair and makeup, I think she looks different.
    Honestly, I never thought she was a pretty girl before, but now she looks good – it might just be growing into her looks, or some subtle tweaks. Whatever it is, she looks happier and more confident, so good for her.
    Christie shouldn’t have done anything. Before she looked like a beautiful woman aging amazingly well. Now, in that bottom photo, there’s that plasticy thing happening with her face.

  42. Camille says:

    Looks like Alexa also got some veneers and some lip plumping done while she was at it. She looks pretty but there was nothing wrong with her before.

    Christie looks…tight.

  43. Kelaa Khaa says:

    To me Alexa looks kind of like Chynna PHillips and also like Rose McGowan before she got all of her surgery.

  44. MsTriste says:

    Alexa’s always been funny-looking. She’s like a true-life caricature that an artist would draw to exaggerate features. Surprised so many here think she’s beautiful. Maybe it’s because I’m older and have watched her age, and there was always the same “Oh dear, she got the wrong genes” comments, like with poor Rumor Willis.

  45. Dannni says:

    Alexa was GORGEOUS. I don’t like at all what she has done to her jawline/cheeks. It looks very strange. The nose job isn’t overdone however, but I still liked it before. Why are women scared to have any personality in their expressions nowadays?? Not everyone is supposed to have a Scandinavian or Korean nose….geesh!! I hate how every woman wipes the ethnicity from their faces now. Remember when Jen Aniston’s nose was really Greek or Salma Hayek’s old and cute nose??

  46. Putchka says:

    What are you tripping on? Alexa is gorgeous, like someone above said in an “ethnic” way. Personality shines, not like those dumb blonde California cookie cutters. I think she’s more attractive than her mother, who by the way is a complete twit (I live in the Hamptons and have dealt with her on a few occasions).

  47. Ana says:

    I don’t like Alexa’s new nose. Now it looks too long for her face. She’s got bug eyes too, just like her dad.

    I think Christie looks good. Plastic surgery can be awesome when you don’t have such high expectations. You can still see some crows feet near her eyes and I like that. When you try to get “fix” EVERYTHING you end up doing more harm than good. I have wanted my nose and boobs done since I was about 13. I think my nose is too wide for my face and my boobs are too small for my frame. I can’t even fill out an A cup. I finally filled out an A cup when I was breastfeeding (No, I didn’t make enough milk.) Seriously. I’m not going to go for anything extreme, but I can’t wait to get both of them done one day.

  48. fizXgirl314 says:

    Alexa was beautiful before… she had a big bright smile… they did something to her mouth to tone down her smile or something… it’s so sad and odd… people taking away their unique features… That would be like a smart person drilling a hole in their head to dumb themselves down just because the rest of the world are idiots… I just don’t get it… isn’t that what makes you… YOU???

  49. Mac says:

    Hey. Some of us don’t agree that Alexa is gorgeous, before OR after. Yes, the nose is an improvement but the bug eyes just ruin it all for me. Christie is stunning but is starting to look a mite Kennedy-ish, which is not a good thing.

  50. Lena* says:

    Alexa improved a lot with age and surgery. Though she seems to be a nice girl, she wasn’t a very good looking teenager and even now, she still looks quite “strange” (to say the least) in certain angles. Celebitchy wisely picked her most flattering pics EVER.

    I don’t want to sound mean, but I can’t help wondering how it must suck to be the daughter of a supermodel and end up looking like the bug-eyed “William” Joel. Talk about bad luck. I’d be so mad.

    But, thinking twice, I wouldn’t be that mad anymore when I hit the city with daddy’s credit card. His millions would probably be worth the bug eyed genes and “unconventional” looks.

  51. M says:

    Alexa has gorgeous eyes!

  52. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    I gues I’m alone in thinking they both look better 🙁

  53. canadianchick says:

    They need some family therapy for their body image and mother-daughter-compete-for- attention-issues.

  54. MsTriste says:

    What am I tripping on? I thought direct attacks weren’t allowed here. We are each allowed our own opinions. And I believe I explained myself, but obviously you didn’t read my whole post.

    I am old enough to have followed the pictures of her from her birth, and there have been many comments throughout her life about how unfortunate it was that she ended up with Billy Joel’s genes (NOT a good-looking man), and not her mom’s.

    I don’t usually comment on people’s appearance, but in her case, she may look better now, but she hasn’t always. I still think she looks like a caricature.

  55. jc126 says:

    Alexa looks cute, but some photos are very unflattering to her (bad angle). I think it must be very tough to have a mom who looks like Christie Brinkley unless you come out just like her.
    Can’t believe CB’s new look – terrible. She looked great before.

  56. Paula says:

    I liked the original Alexa better than the new and improved version. Yes, her nose was big and bumpy but it fit her other prominent facial features. Now her nose seems dwarfed by her large eyes and mouth.

    Christy really needs to lay off the cosmetic procedures. Less is more. At her age, it’s not possible to pull or inject away every line and wrinkle without looking like one of Jim Henson’s creations.

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  58. lrm says:

    ‘Alexa is gorgeous in both pics’???
    What planet am I on?
    I dont find her anything more than ordinary. although,yes,her ‘warmth’ may shine through in her smile,but so does my grandmother’s,ya know? your personality should show in your eyes and mouth.
    anyway,she really got the worst combo of her mom and dad’s genes,IMO. she lookks alot more like her dad,too. which is not a compliment.
    it would be tough to have christie brinkely for a mother and look like your not so attractive dad instead. and it’s not like she just got his coloring-she got his coloring,facial features,etc. looks like she may have her mom’s build/body though. whew.

    whereas christie’s other children got a decent combo and are gorgeous.
    yea,not her fault, but alexa is not gorgeous. puleez. if she didnt have connections,there’s no way she’d be in that prellc ommercial.

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