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Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova (born April 9, 1965, Prostejov, Czechoslovakia. [now Czech Republic], ia an actress and model. Porizkova's father fled Czechoslovakia and moved to Lund in the south of Sweden in the 1970s, then hired people to rescue his wife and daughter (Paulina). This was always headline news in Sweden during the cold war. After years of failed rescue attempts, the Czech government finally gave in, and let the family reunite in Sweden. The parents soon separated though, and Paulina never liked Sweden, for she was harassed in school. She soon became a successful model and moved to the USA.

She was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in both 1984 and 1985, and she appeared in Playboy Magazine in August 1987. She was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world in 1990.

She married Ric Ocasek, a musician with the group The Cars on August 23, 1989, and the have two sons, Jonathan Raven Ocasek, born December 1993, and Oliver Orion Ocasek, born May 1998.

She appeared in the 1987 movie, Anna, and she was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for worst actress for her 1989 appearance in Her Alibi, which starred Tom Selleck. Most recently, she wrote and directed the 2001 movie in which she also starred, Roommates. She turned down an opportunity to be a Bond Girl, passing on the 1995 move, Goldeneye.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Paulina Porizkova Facts

BirthdayApril 9, 1965 (57)
BirthplaceProstejov, Czech Republic
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is Paulina Porizkova compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Draggle Rock
Female Perversions
Ready For My Close-Up
Dark Asylum
Chromolume No. 7
Arizona Dream
Bronson Pinchot
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