Paulina Porizkova - Updated Feb 2024

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Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova is a popular American-Swedish model, actress, and author from Czechoslovakia. Paulina Porizkova became popular after she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the top of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1984.

Early Life and Childhood

Paulina Porizkova was born Pavlina Elisa Porizkova on April 9, 1965, and is currently 58 years old. She was born in Czechoslovakia, Sweden, while she was grown up in America.

Therefore, she holds dual American and Swedish citizenship. Similarly, she is from a Christian family and her birth sign is Aries.

Talking about her family, Paulina was born to her father Jiri Porizek, and her mother Anna Porizkova.

When Paulina was three years old, her family moved to Lund, Sweden, to escape the 1968 Warsaw Pact Invasion.

Her grandmother took care of her. Paulina also has a brother named Jachym Porizek. Her mother returned to Czechoslovakia when she was seven years old.

After seven years, the family reunited, but Paulina’s parents divorced and her father refused to pay child support for her and her brother.

Regarding her educational details, not much information is available. Paulina hasn’t disclosed any information regarding it. However, considering her age, she might have finished her high school education.

Paulina Porizkova – Net Worth 2024

Paulina Porizkova has earned a pretty good amount of money throughout her career.

As for online resources, Paulina has an estimated net worth of $5 million US dollars. She earned this huge amount of money through her acting career followed by her modeling career.

Relationship Status

Paulina is currently single and not dating anyone. Previously. she was married to Ric Ocasek. Ric is the lead singer of the rock band The Cars.

The ex-couple first met during the music video shoot of “Drive” in 1984. Dating since then, the couple married each other on August 23, 1989.

They had two sons together: Jonathan Raven Ocasek and Oliver Ocasek. However, the couple got separated in 2017. Her ex-husband Ric Ocasek died in September 2019.

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Caption: Paulina with her ex-husband Ric (Source: Vulture)

After separation, Paulina started dating the writer of Men in Black, Ed Solomon.

The couple started dating in May 2019, when he accompanied her on a trip to Miami, where they celebrated the release of that year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Likewise, the couple got separated after dating for a few months,

Body Measurements

Paulina Porizkova has maintained a pretty good body as an actress. Talking about her physical appearance, the actress is 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters tall and weighs around 55 kg or 121 pounds.

Similarly, her actual body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size are 34-28-40 inches.

Likewise, her bra size is 34C and her shoe size is 5 inches (US). In addition, Paulina has blonde hair with a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Paulina posing in her style (source: Instagram)

Professional Life and Career

Paulina Porizkova started her career as a model. She was one of the top models in Paris during the early 1980s.

In 1984 and 1985, Paulina got a chance to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Issue. Similarly, in July 1985, she appeared on the cover and inside New York Magazine.

Not only this, but she also appeared on the cover of many popular magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Self, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour.

As a model, Paulin has also worked for Calvin Klein and Estee Lauder. Escada, and others.

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Caption: Paulina on the cover page of Sports Illustrated (source: Sports Illustrated Covers)

In 2008, Paulina appeared as one of the judges of America’s Next Top Model. Similarly, she also participated in Dancing with the Stars in 2007.

Moving on, the actress also appeared on five episodes of the CBS Daytime soap opera “As The World Turns” in 209 and 2010.

Similarly, she also appeared in the 4th episode of the second season of “Celebrity Ghost Stories”.

In 1983, Paulina made her film debut with the modeling mockumentary “Portfolio”. She later appeared in several films such as Anna (1987) as Krystyna, “Arizona Dream” (1993) as Millie, “Wedding Bell Blues” (1996) as Tanya, “The Intern” (2000), as herself, “Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & The Beast Me” (2017) as herself, and many more.

Paulina Porizkova – Social Media

Coming to the social media part, Paulina Porizkova has been active on social media platforms for a long time now. Paulina Porizkova has a Facebook page with more than 11k followers.

Similarly, her @paulinaporizkov Instagram account has a huge 471k followers. In addition, the former supermodel joined Twitter in April 2009 and has gained more than 15.6k followers.