(CBSLA.com) — Christie Brinkley is making headlines after posting several bikini-clad photos while on a family vacation in the Caribbean.

The photographs were posted a week ago on Brinkley’s Instagram account, as well as on her Facebook account.

Brinkley grew up in California and lived in Malibu for some time. She gained worldwide fame in the late 1970s for several “Sports Illustrated” cover shoots.