Sports Illustrated to Develop Film and TV Content With 101 Studios

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  • 1979: Girl-next-door supermodel Christie Brinkley made the first of three consecutive appearances.

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  • 1980: Christie Brinkley returned the following year, this time in a skimpier bikini.

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  • 1983: Cheryl Tiegs, who debuted as an SI cover model in 1970, returned for her third time.

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  • 1986: Elle Macpherson launched her own trifecta in the Reagan era with this striking pose.

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  • 1987: Elle Macpherson returned the following year.

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  • 1989: Kathy Ireland made her SI debut in the yellow number.

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  • 1992: Kathy Ireland returned three years later, arms crossed.

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  • 1994: Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson and Rachel Hunter tripled up for this cover.

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  • 1997: Tyra Banks became the first black model to grace the cover of the issue.

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  • 1998: Heidi Klum made her first appearance.

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  • 2006: Veronica Varekova, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Rachel Hunter, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benítez, Carolyn Murphy, and Yamila Diaz-Rahi led an all-star lineup.

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  • 2007: Beyonce became one of the rare non-model (and non-athletes) to land the cover — to help promote her swimsuit line.

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  • 2013: Kate Upton bundled up for her second cover.

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  • Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham and Hailey Clauson are latest in long line of famous models to grace annual cover

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