Paulina Porizkova

Actor, Model
Born April 9, 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) Paulina Porizkova was, at one time, considered the most beautiful woman in the world - a title which the brainy beauty never felt comfortable with. A ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1965 in Prostejov,

Filmography

Actor (31)

The Mysteries of Laura 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Ghost Stories 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1996, 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Next Top Model 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second Best 2005 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

Sex, Love and Lies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

Dr. Anna Fahri (Actor)

Long Time Since 2002 (Movie)

Diana Thwaite (Actor)

Nearest To Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Understanding 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Asylum 2001 (Movie)

Dr Maggie Belham (Actor)

Partners in Crime 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Intern 2000 (Movie)

Chi-Chi (Actor)

Talk to Me 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Thursday 1998 (Movie)

Dallas (Actor)

Female Perversions 1997 (Movie)

Langley (Actor)

Wedding Bell Blues 1997 (Movie)

Tanya (Actor)

Arizona Dream 1995 (Movie)

Millie (Actor)

I Hate the Way I Look 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

People Magazine on TV (05/24/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Her Alibi 1989 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

The Making of a Model 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna 1987 (Movie)

Krystyna (Actor)
Other (1)

Anna 1987 (Movie)

(Czech) (Dialogue Coach)

Biography

Born April 9, 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) Paulina Porizkova was, at one time, considered the most beautiful woman in the world - a title which the brainy beauty never felt comfortable with. A model from the age of three and one of the highest paid supermodels in the world, following her reign as the top <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit covergirl of the late 1980s, as well as being the face of Estee Lauder, Porizkova surprised critics who assumed she could not speak, let alone act, when she made an impressive film debut in "Anna" (1987). Playing a scheming Czechoslovakian refugee who uses a former actress (and usurps her past) to become a star, Porizkova impressed Hollywood with her first film foray. She had, previously, appeared in husband Ric Ocasek's band, The Cars' music videos before "Anna" proved she had acting chops.

Relationships

Father
Father and daughter have been estranged since he left the family when Paulina was young

Ric Ocasek

Husband
Born c. 1949 has four sons from two previous marriages formerly lead singer of the rock band The Cars met in 1984 during the filming for The Cars' music video, "Drive" married on August 23, 1989

Jonathan Ocasek

Son
Born Nobermber 4, 1993 father, Ric Ocasek

Oliver Ocasek

Son
Born May 23, 1998 father, Ric Ocasek

Anna Porizkova

Mother
Born c. 1947 teamed with daughter on an Estee Lauder makeup video, "A Private Lesson" (1991)

Joachym Porizkova

Brother

Milestones

2007

Replaced Twiggy as a judge for the tenth season of "America's Top Model"; fired from the show at the end of season 12

2007

Joined the fourth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2004

Starred in the romantic comedy, "Knots"

2001

Wrote and directed the film, "Roommates"

2001

Hosted for a television show on the E! network's Style Channel

1998

Appeared in the film "Thursday"

1993

Appeared in the cult film, "Arizona Dream," with Johnny Depp and Jerry Lewis, as Lewis's young Polish fiancee

1991

Appeared in Estee Lauder how-to makeup video, "A Private Lesson" with her mother Anna

1989

Best-known role to date, co-starring with Tom Selleck in the film "Her Alibi"

1988

Signed a six million dollar per year contract with Estee Lauder cosmetics

1987

Feature acting debut, "Anna"

1987

Appeared on the cover of <i>Playboy</i> magazine (August) to preview her new swimsuit calendar

1984

Appeared in Cars' music video "Drive" where she met future husband Ric Ocasek

1983

Made film debut in the modelling pseudo-documentary "Portfolio"

1980

Became a top model from age 15

1968

Was separated from her parents by the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

Signed a new contract as the lead model for Escada

Rejoined parents in Sweden at age ten

First modelling assignment at age 3

Appeared on the cover of the <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Issue in 1984 and again in 1985

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