Paulina Porizkova is a famous actress, model and author who holds American and Swedish nationality but was born in Czechoslovakia. Born on April 9, 1965, pretty actress Porizkova became the first woman to cover the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in Central Europe. She was also a judge of the American Next Top Model in cycles 10 to 12.
What is Paulina Porizkova Famous For?
- The first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Paulina Porizkova Biography 2020
|Full Name||Paulina Porizkova|
|Age (from 2020)||54 years old.|
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1965|
|Place of birth||Olomouc, Czechoslovakia|
|Occupation||Actress, model and writer|
|size||5 feet 11 inches|
|Waist size||26 inch|
|Hip measurement||35 inch|
|Body measurement||34-26-35 inch|
|Dress size||7 (US)|
|Shoe size||3 (US)|
|Wedding date||N / A|
|Husband||Ric Ocasek (born in 1989; died in 2019)|
|Son||Jonathan Raven Ocasek (born November 4, 1993)|
Oliver Ocasek (born in 1999)
|Boyfriend / Business||In the study|
|Net value||$ 10 million|
|Beginning of the film||Anna (1987)|
|Start on television||America’s Next Top Model (2008-2010)|
|Favorite food||Continental dishes|
|Favorite actor||Brad Pitt|
|Favorite actress||Jennifer Lopez|
|Social media profile|
|No verified profile|
|Residence and telephone number|
Where was Paulina Porizkova Born?
Paulina Porizkova was born on 9 April 1965. Her birth name is Pavlina Porizkova. Her birth place is in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. She was born to a father, Jiri, and a mother, Anna. Her parents fled to Lund Sweden when she was a baby child. She has a younger brother, Jachym. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She belongs to white ethnicity.
Her parents had left the country to escape the 1968 Warsaw Pact Invasion. Her grandmother cared for her. She became the cause celebre after Czechoslovak authorities did not allow her parents to reclaim her. Her mother returned to Czechoslovakia where she was arrested by the national police and was placed under house arrest.
However, international political pressure caused the communist government to allow the Porizek family to be reunited. The family reunited after 7 years. Porizkova then acquired Swedish citizenship. However, the family separated once again when her father left the family. The family divorced soon.
Her mother later remarried two times.
How Tall is Paulina Porizkova?
The former supermodel, Porizkova stands at a height of 1.82 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 and a half inches tall. She has a body weight of 60 kg. She has a slim body build. She has blue eyes and her hair color is dark brown. She wears shoes of size 10.5 (US).
Paulina Porizkova Career
In 1980, her make-up artist friend sent pictures of Porizkova to the Elite modeling agency. Her pictures were actually sent to show her friend’s make-up skills.
She was then introduced to modeling.
She became one of the top models in Paris during the early 1980s.
She gained wide stream popularity in the United States after she posed in swimwear for Sports Illustrated.
She later appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Issue in 1984 and 1985.
She appeared on the cover and inside New York Magazine in July 1985.
She later appeared in numerous magazines around the world during the 1980s and 1990s.
She appeared on the cover of numerous popular magazines including Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour among others.
She appeared on the runway for Calvin Klein.
She won the modeling contract worth $6 million with Estee Lauder in 1998. It was then the highest-paying modeling contract.
Her work with Estee Lauder transformed her image from a swimsuit model to that of European sophisticate.
She remained the company’s face until 1995.
She then signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Escada.
She was presented as one of the “Modern Muses” on the November 1999 Millennium cover of American Vogue.
She is represented by The Model CoOp in New York, Premium Models in Paris, IMG Models in Milan, Models 1 in London, Traffic Models in Barcelona, and Place Models in Hamburg.
She was one of the judges on America’s Next Top Model since its tenth cycle in 2008.
She continued to work weekly evaluations on the show until 2009.
She was fired from the show due to “the current state of the economy”, according to the show’s producer.
She has appeared in several talk shows.
She was one of the participants on Dancing with the Stars in 2007.
She was cast on the 5 episodes of the CBS Daytime soap opera As the World Turns in 2009 and 2010.
She also appeared in the fourth episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories’ second season.
Porizkova made her film debut in the 1983 modeling mockumentary, Portfolio.
She later appeared in films, Anna (1987), Her Alibi (1989), Arizona Dream (1993), Female Perversions (1996), Wedding Bell Blues (1996), Thursday (1998), and Knots (2004) among others.
She wrote the 2001 Roommates. She also directed the film.
She starred in the romantic comedy Knots in 2004.
She guest appeared in an episode of the Starz comedy series, Head Case in 2009.
She guest appeared in an episode of the 6th season of Desperate Housewives.
She guest appeared in an episode of ABC Family drama-comedy series Jane by Design in 2012.
She guest appeared in the police procedural comedy-drama series, The Mysteries of Laura in February 2015.
She also guest-appeared on the legal drama series, Bull in 2017.
She was featured on the documentaries, About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now (2012), and Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & The Beast in Me (2017).
She has been appearing in a recurring role as Anna in the comedy tv series, Nightcap since 2016.
She co-authored a children’s book, The Adventures of Ralphie the Roach in 1992. The other author of the book was British model Joanne Russell.
She published her first novel, A Model Summer in 2007. The book is about a 15-year old Swedish girl chosen by a modeling agent to spend a summer working in Paris.
She is a blogger for Modelinia and The Huffington Post.
Paulina Porizkova Husband and Sons
Paulina Porizkova was a married woman. She was married to Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the rock band, The Cars. They first met while filming The Cars’ music video “Drive” in 1984. The couple tied a knot to each other on 23 August 1989.
They shared 2 sons together, Jonathan Raven Ocasek, and Oliver Ocasek. The couple separated in 2017. She announced their separation only in the following year. Her husband, Ocasek died in September 2019. Polizkova found him dead in his home while caring for Ocasek following an unspecified surgery.
Ocasek did not include Polizkova in his bill.
She is reportedly dating Ed Solomon.
What is Paulina Porizkova Net worth?
Porizkova appeared on the covers on popular magazines around the world. Her popularity in modeling landed her several advertising campaigns.
She has worked for several fashion brands such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, Perry Ellis, Oscar De La Renta, Mikimoto, Anne Klein, Laura Biagiotti, Ann Taylor, Barneys New York, Ellen Tracy, Revlon, and Guerlain among other.
She has also appeared in numerous television commercials. She has also appeared in numerous films and television series.
I don’t believe in dieting, because even when I gain a bit of weight, it always goes to just the right places…like my breasts.
Did You Know?
- American Photo magazine declared her to be the model of the 1980s in 1992.
- Harper’s Bazaar named Porizkova one of its ten most beautiful women in 1992.
- She was the subject of The Rental’s song “Friends of P” from their 1995 album, Return of the Rentals.
- She was nominated for Golden Raspberry Worst Actress for her role in the 1989 film, Her Alibi.
- Fluent in four languages.
- Luna wrote and performed the song “Dear Paulina” for the film Thursday.
- She was the subject of No Doubt’s song, “Paulina”.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1990 and 1992.
- She turned down a role in GoldenEye (1995).
- Holds citizenship in the United States and Sweden.
- One of the first top models to become a celebrity in the early 1980s.
- Loves to copy oil-painting masterpieces in museums, using pastel sticks and a sketchpad. Her father and grandfather were both painters.
- Loves playing classical piano, especially anything by Chopin.
- Father, Jiri Porizka lives in Czech Republic. He married Swede and had more children when he lived in Sweden.
- Moved to Paris aged 15 and to New York aged 18.
- She was 19 years old when she met Ric Ocasek in music video and they married in St Barthelemy 5 years later.
- Friends with Tyra Banks.
- In May 2018, Porizkova announced she and husband of nearly 29 years Ric Ocasek had separated a year earlier. On September 15, 2019, she found Ocasek dead in his New York townhouse.
- Ric Ocasek was 4 years younger than Paulina’s dad.
- She enjoys reading classical literature in her spare time.