Paulina Porizkova fashion model
April 9, 1965
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, Czech Republic, on April 9, 1965, is an Czech-Swedish supermodel and actress. Paulina was discovered by photographer friend who sent her photos to the Elite modeling agency in 1980. Porizkova is best known for her work with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, appeared on front cover in 1984 and 1985. She made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1983, at age of 17.
She graced the cover of Playboy magazine in August 1987.
She appeared in Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary in 2014 and in the 2019 Swimsuit Issue.
Her hobbies is to playing classical piano.
She married singer Ric Ocasek in 1989, 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 with Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway and Jerry Lewis
Thursday (1998) thriller black comedy opposite Aaron Eckhart and Mickey Rourke
Her Alibi (1989) romantic comedy opposite Tom Selleck
Long Time Since (1998) mystery crime in lead role as Diane Thwaite
Partners in Crime (2000) drama crime with Rutger Hauer
Dark Asylum (2001) psychological thriller in role as Maggie
People I Know (2002) crime drama with Al Pacino, Kim Basinger and Ryan O’Neal
Paulina is one of the world's greatest supermodels, has been featured in the numerous advertising campaigns including Maybelline, Escada, Gloria Vanderbilt, AVON, Oscar De La Renta, Mikimoto, Perry Ellis, Ann Taylor, Guerlain, Revlon, Chanel, Versace, Hermes and Estée Lauder.
She featured on fashion magazine covers worldwide 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.