Paulina Porizkova Biography

Paulina Porizkova is a Czech model, actress, and writer. She has published her novel named A Model Summer and is also a blogger for Modelinia and The Huffington Post. At the age of 18 years, she was the first woman from central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.

Early Life

Paulina was born on 9th April 1965 in Prostejov, Czechoslovakia. The names of her parents are Anna Porizkova and Jiri Porizek. She has a younger brother named Jachym Parizek. Her father left the family and soon filed for divorce and also refused to support her and her brother. Paulina attended High school whose name has not been shared with the media. The details for her further and higher education have not been shared with the media. She began her interest in the field of the entertainment industry. We can say that she must have been trained in acting skills.

Paulina Porizkova Career

Paulina began her career as a model and worked for many top brands. In 1988 she won the highest-paying modeling contract worth $6 million with Estee Lauder. She also worked for many other top brands.  In the early 1980s, she gained a lot of fame because of her modeling career and was a top model in Paris. From 1987 to 2000 she worked in various films and TV series named Anna, Her Alibi, Arizona Dream, Female Perversions, Wedding Bell Blues, Long Time Since, Thursday, The Intern, and Saturday Night Live.

From 2001 to 2017 she worked in various films and TV series named Dark Asylum, Knots, About Face: The Supermodels Then and now, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & The Beast in Me, America’s Next Top Model, As the World Turns, Desperate Housewives, The Mysterious of Laura, Nightcap and Bull. In 2021 she was seen at 2021 Oscar with Aron Sorkin and decided to make their relationship official. She might still continue to model for top brands and the details about the film or TV series appearance have not been shared. She might share her upcoming project through her social media account.

Paulina Porizkova Biography

Real Name Pavlína Elisa Pořízková
Birth Date April 9, 1965
Age (as of 2021) 54 Years
Birth Place Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Nationality American & Swedish
Profession Actress, Model, and Writer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 182 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds –  119 lbs
Body Measurements 34-26-35
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 26 Inches
Hips Size 35 Inches
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Body Type Hourglass


Father Jiří Pořízek
Mother Anna Pořízková
Brother Jáchym Pořízek



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she Lesbian? No
Who was her Husband? Ric Ocasek (m. 1989–2019)
Children Jonathan Raven Ocasek (November 4, 1993)
Oliver Ocasek (1999)

Favorite Things

Actor Bradd Pitt
Favorite Destination London
Favorite Food Continental Dishes
Favorite Color Brown

Personal Life

Paulina is married to Ric Ocasek who is a lead singer of the rock band The Cars. The couple tied a knot on 23rd August 1989 in a private ceremony. They are blessed with two sons named Jonathan Raven Ocasek and Oliver Ocasek.

In May 2018 she separated from him for a year but the next year she took care of him following an unspecified surgery. She found him dead in his home. As they both were separated his will rule on the veracity of the abandonment claims than on the remaining estate to be divided. A probate judge will be hired for the same.

Paulina Porizkova Net Worth

Paulina is a well-known model and actress. She has appeared in more than 30 films and has modeled for many top brands like Vogue, Ann Taylor, Revlon, Laura Biagiotti, and many more. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $10 million. Her other sources of income are from brand endorsements and by attending events.


  • Her parents flew to Lund, Sweden to escape the 1968 Warsaw Pact Invasion.
  • Her mother is serving in the Peace Corps in Uganda.
  • She has been featured in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Versace, Christian Dior, De La Renta, Mikimoto, Perry Ellis, Barneys New York, and many more.
  • She was seen on the runway for Calvin Klein.
  • Paulina was a judge on America’s Next Top Model.
  • She is currently dating Aaron Sorkin who is an American Playwright, screenwriter, actor, writer, producer, and director.

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