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Paulina Porizkova Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
Birth NamePavlina Porizkova
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Paulina Porizkova was born on April 9, 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia as Pavlina Porizkova. She is an actress and director, known for Her Alibi (1989), Thursday (1998) and Arizona Dream (1993). She has been married to Ric Ocasek since August 23, 1989. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Ric Ocasek (23 August 1989 - present) ( separated) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Towering height

Trivia (25)

Has a younger brother, Jachym who lives in USA.
Gave birth to her son Jonathan Raven Otcasek in May 1993.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1990 and 1992.
Gave birth to her second son Oliver Orion Otcasek on 23 May 1998.
She turned down a role in GoldenEye (1995).
Holds citizenship in the United States and Sweden.
When she was still a toddler, her parents fled Czechoslovakia and moved to Lund in Sweden. They left her under the care of her grandmother, believing she could be brought out later, which wasn't allowed by the Communist regime. Her mother then secretly returned to Czechoslovakia, but was detained by the police. When Swedish politician Olof Palme put pressure on the Czechoslovakian government, the Porizkova family was finally reunited after 6 years.
Was the object of adulation for Octavia St. Laurent, a black transsexual, in the cult documentary Paris Is Burning (1990), thus making her a cult within a cult. In insider circles it is considered her biggest claim to fame.
One of the first top models to become a celebrity in the early 1980s.
In 1988, Estée Lauder offered her the highest-paying modeling contract ($6 million) at that time. After seven years, she was replaced by Elizabeth Hurley.
Loves copying oil painting masterpieces in museums using pastel sticks and a sketchpad.
Loves playing classical piano.
Stepmother of Eron Otcasek, Christopher Otcasek, Derek Otcasek and Adam Otcasek.
Cover model of the Sports Illustrated Swimmsuit Issue in 1984 and 1985.
Is mentioned in the song "Friends of P" by The Rentals and "Paulina" by No Doubt.
Wrote the novel "A Model Summer", dealing with a teenage girl's disgusting experiences in the Paris fashion industry (2007).
Was fired as a judge on America's Next Top Model (2003) on April 9, 2009 (her 44th birthday).
Mother, Anna Porizkova was midwife in Lund, Sweden and later in New York.
Release of her book, "A Model Summer". [2007]
She will be taking over Twiggy's spot in the 10th cycle of America's Next Top Model (2003). [November 2007]
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.
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.
(May 3, 2018) Has been separated from her husband of nearly 29 years Ric Ocasek for the past year.

Personal Quotes (1)

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.

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