Paulina Porizkova is a model, actress, and author from Czechoslovakia. She became the first woman to feature on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the age of 18, from Central Europe. After that, she has appeared in several top magazines like Maxim, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Self, and Cosmopolitan. She has authored a children’s book ‘The Adventures of Ralphie the Roach’ along with Joanne Russell and stepson Adam Ocasek.
Moreover, she is also known as the third wife of a musician, Ric Ocasek. Unfortunately, her ex-husband was found dead on 15 September 2019, by his estranged wife, Paulina Porizkova. He passed away at his New York City townhouse. Additionally, Ocasek was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Cars in 2018. Let us scroll over to know more information on her while reading her net worth and body measurements.
Caption: The model and author, Paulina Porizkova.
Paulina Porizkova: Bio, Family, Education
Pavlína Elisa Pořízková was born on 9 April 1965 in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia. Her parents flew to Lund, Sweden when she was a toddler to escape the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion. After that, she revealed that she grew up in the care of her grandmother. She has dual nationality in Sweden as well as American.
Furthermore, her parents divorced when she was small and fought for Paulina’s custody. Her mother won the custody and later her father refused to pay for the child support and had broken all ties with them. She further hadn’t a good life during her growing up days on top of that she was bullied in her schooling years. At the age of 15, her high school friend did makeup on her and later sent her photos to the modeling agency.
Paulina Porizkova: Career & Life Achievements
After getting an invitation from Paris to begin her modeling career, she moved there in the early 1980s. She then appeared on the 1983 cover of the Sports Illustrated Magazine and in the Sports Illustrated magazine in 1984. By her early 20s, she had appeared on the covers of some of the most popular magazines around the world including Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.
Along with her modeling career, she has worked on several television and films project. Her films and documentaries include 1987 ‘Anna’, 1993 ‘Arizona Dream’, 1998 ‘Thursday’, and 2012 ‘About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now’. She joined the Judge panelist for cycles 10–12 of America’s Next Top Model in 2008. Porizkova also featured in The Mysteries of Laura(2015), Nightcap(2016), and Bull(2018).
Paulina Porizkova: Personal Life & Husband
As mentioned above, she married Ric Ocasek, the American singer of the band named The Carson on 23 August 1989. The couple first met during the shooting of the music video for their song ‘Drive’. The couple had welcomed two sons together and finalized the divorce in 2017. Additionally, Ocasek was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and known as the frontman for the rock band Cars.
Moreover, the singer found dead in his apartment while their divorce proceedings were still underway. Following that, the model suffered from severe depression. Before he died shortly after surgery, Ric said in his will that Paulina had abandoned him at his most vulnerable moment. In addition, her ex-husband has married twice: Constance and Suzanne Otcasek.
Caption: Paulina and her ex-husband Ric Ocasek
Paulina Porizkova: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The professional model has accumulated a hefty amount from her career as an actress and writer. She is actively working in the entertainment industry for over three decades. Therefore, she has made an estimated net worth of around $10 million. Further, she sold her Gramercy Park townhouse for $10 million where she lived for over 30 years. However, she currently moved into a Manhattan rental apartment.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Instagram, she has an account @paulinaporizkov with 378k followers. She has a Twitter account @paulinaporizkov with 14.4k followers. On Facebook, she goes by an unverified account with 11k followers.
Paulina Porizkova: Body Measurements
She has a slim and well-exercised body figure that stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters. Her body weighs around 60kg with 34 inches chest size, 28 inches waist size, and 40 inches hips size. She further has blond hair color and light blue eyes color.