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They graced the covers of magazines and the posters of teen walls everywhere. They strutted the catwalk, appeared on television, and took the fashion industry by storm: Christie Brinkley, Beverly Johnson, Linda Evangelista, Cheryl Tiegs, Brooke Shields — these are the names that dominated the supermodel mania of the '70s, '80s and '90s. They were some of the most famous faces in fashion. They made hearts flutter and set imaginations on fire. And they inevitably became pop culture icons.

Years later, some of them have become entrepreneurs, philanthropists, writers, actors and grandmothers — and some of them are even still modeling. But without a doubt, all of them have embraced the power and beauty of women who are aging gracefully. Laugh lines and living confidently have only added to their grace. 

Let's take a look at their early years when these modeling legends were just in their heyday — and what their lives are like now that these gorgeous women are in their prime and more exquisite than ever.