Paulina Porizkova fashion model
April 9, 1965
Czech - U.S.- Swedish
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
36-23-35 in | 91.5-58-89 cm
57 kg | 125 pounds
10.5 US | 40 EU
Paulina Porizkova was born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia, on April 9, 1965, is a Czech-Swedish supermodel and actress.
Paulina was discovered by make-up artist friend who sent her photos to the Elite modeling agency, in 1980.
Paulina made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1983, at the age of 17, she appeared on front cover in 1984 and 1985.
Graced the cover of Playboy magazine in August 1987.
She appeared in Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary in 2014 and in the 2019 Swimsuit Issue.
She signed $6 million modeling contract with Estée Lauder in 1988.
Has a younger brother, Jachym.
Likes to play the classical piano.
Good friend with Tyra Banks.
Featured in music video for The Cars "Drive" (1984).
She was married to lead singer of rock band The Cars, Ric Ocasek (1989-2019), they have two sons.
She published her first novel A Model Summer in 2007.
She made her film debut in modeling mockumentary Portfolio (1983).
Anna (1987) drama in role as Krystyna
Arizona Dream (1993) comedy drama in role as Millie, with Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway and Jerry Lewis
Thursday (1998) thriller black comedy in role as Dallas, opposite Aaron Eckhart and Mickey Rourke
Roomates (2001) comedy in role as Eliza
Her Alibi (1989) romantic comedy in role as Nina Lonescu, opposite Tom Selleck
Long Time Since (1998) mystery crime in lead role as Diane Thwaite
Partners in Crime (2000) drama crime in role as Wallis P. Longsworth, opposite Rutger Hauer
Dark Asylum (2001) psychological thriller in role as Maggie
People I Know (2002) crime drama in role as Dr. Anna Fahri, with Al Pacino, Kim Basinger and Ryan O’Neal
Second Best (2004) comedy in role as Allison
Wedding Bell Blues (1996) comedy romance in role as Tanya Touchev
The Intern (2000) comedy in role as Chi Chi Chemise
Au plus près du paradis (2002) drama romance in role as Mary Rafelson, opposite Catherine Deneuve and William Hurt
Knots (2004) comedy in role as Lily Kildear
She played Ana in comedy television series Nightcap (2016-2017), in 10 episodes.
She portrayed Clarissa in CBS soap opera As the World Turns (2009-2010), in 5 episodes.
She was part of the panel of judges on reality television series America's Next Top Model (2008-2009).
Bull (2017) legal drama series in episode "Dressed to Kill", in role as Nella Wester
The Mysteries of Laura (2015) comedy drama series in episode "The Mystery of the Alluring Au Pair", in role as Charlotte Bernice
Jane by Design (2012) ABC comedy drama series in episode "The End of the LIne", in role as Herself
Are We There Yet? (2011) TBS sitcom in episode "The Good Cop, Bad Cop Episode", in role as Katrina
Desperate Housewives (2010) ABC mystery comedy drama television series in episode "Chromolume No. 7", in role as Herself
Talk to Me (2000) ABC sitcom in episode "About Being Gay", in role as Teresa
Maybelline, Escada, Gloria Vanderbilt, AVON, Oscar De La Renta, Mikimoto, Perry Ellis, Ann Taylor, Guerlain, Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Hermes and Estée Lauder.
Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers including Grazia Italy, Self, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, American Vogue, British Vogue and Elle.
Represented by agencies New York The Model CoOp, Milan IMG Milano, London Models 1 and Barcelona Traffic Models.
Fame is an interesting phenomenon.
When I model I pretty much go blank. You can't think too much or it doesn't work.
Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving.
I will continue to be intelligent, I vowed, no matter how beautiful I become.
Beauty can get a woman what she wants: love and money. But when beauty leaves you, so can the things it brought.
Now, I don't actually know the exact cut-off age where beautiful ceases and 'must have-once-been-beautiful' begins. It's true it's not forty-five. I can still get attention when I try really hard, even if it's greatly reduced.