Paulina Porizkova Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Husband, Children, Movies and TV Shows

Paulina Porizkova Biography

Paulina Porizkova is a Swedish-American model, actress, and author who is best known as a former judge on America’s Next Top Model. She was the first Central European woman to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue in 1984. Anna was her feature film debut (1987).


Paulina Porizkova Age

Porizkova was born Pavlina Elisa Porizkova, on April 9, 1965, in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia, she is 57 years old as of April 2022.

Paulina Porizkova Height

She stands at a height of 5’10” (178 cm).

Paulina Porizkova Family – Parents

Pavlina Elisa Porizkova was born on April 9, 1965, in Prostjov, Czechoslovakia, to Anna Porizkova and Ji Pozek. She grew up as the family’s eldest child, with a younger brother whom she met after the age of ten.

Paulina Porizkova Husband- Children

During the filming of The Cars’ music video “Drive” in 1984, she met Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the rock band The Cars. They married on August 23, 1989.  Jonathan Raven Ocasek (born 4 November 1993) and Oliver Ocasek were their two sons (born 1999). Porizkova announced in May 2018 that she and Ocasek had divorced a year before. Porizkova dated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for a short time in 2021.

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Paulina Porizkova Career

She began her modeling career in the early 1980s in Paris and quickly became popular, doing shoots all over France. Her popularity skyrocketed in the United States after she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine in swimwear in 1983. She was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine again in 1984, this time on the cover, which helped her land bigger modeling jobs. Porizkova appeared on the cover and inside the July 1985 issue of New York Magazine. By her early twenties, she had already graced the covers of some of the world’s most popular fashion and lifestyle magazines, including Elle, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.

Another significant change that had occurred by the mid-1990s was her transformation from a swimsuit model to a sophisticated European socialite. Escada, a German luxury women’s designer clothing company, also signed a multi-million dollar contract with her. Porizkova was named one of the top ten most beautiful women in the world by Harper’s Bazaar in the early 1990s, and American Photo magazine named her the model of the 1980s. This increased her popularity, and by the mid-1990s, she had established herself as a supermodel. She has also walked the runways for many of the world’s top designers and appeared in print advertisements for numerous popular beauty and fashion companies, fragrances, and make-up accessory companies.

She has appeared in advertisements for brands such as Chanel, Versace, Perry Ellis, Mikimoto, Ellen Tracy, Revlon, and Hermes, among many others, since she began modeling. She has also walked the Calvin Klein runway numerous times. She made her acting debut in the mockumentary film ‘Portfolio,’ which was based on the world of modeling, in 1983. She made her full-fledged acting debut in the 1987 film ‘Anna,’ in which she played one of the supporting roles as Krystyna. Despite the fact that the film was a critical success, her performance was criticized. Her performance in the film ‘Her Alibi’ also received negative feedback.

She collaborated with acclaimed director Emir Kusturica on his 1993 film ‘Arizona Dream,’ starring Johnny Depp. In 1998, she had her first leading role in the film ‘Thursday,’ which was a critical and commercial flop. She has appeared in shows such as ‘Jane by Design,’ ‘Head Case,’ and ‘Desperate Housewives as a guest star. She has worked as a blogger for publications such as Modelinia and The Huffington Post in addition to modeling and acting. In 2007, she released her first novel, ‘A Model Summer,’ which was loosely based on her own experiences moving to Paris by herself as a teen. She has also co-written the children’s illustration book titled

Paulina Porizkova Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars.

Paulina Porizkova Movies and TV Shows


  • 1987 Anna Krystyna
  • 1989 Her Alibi
  • 1993 Arizona Dream
  • 1996 Female Perversions
  • 1996 Wedding Bell Blues
  • 1998 Long Time Since
  • 1998 Thursday
  • 2000 The Intern
  • 2001 Dark Asylum
  • 2004 Knots
  • 2012 About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now
  • 2017 Kevyn Aucoin Beauty & The Beast in Me


  • 1987 Saturday Night Live
  • 2008–2010 America’s Next Top Model
  • 2009–2010 As the World Turns
  • 2010 Desperate Housewives
  • 2013 Rupaul’s Drag Race
  • 2015 The Mysteries of Laura
  • 2016 Nightcap
  • 2017 Bull
  • 2022 Beyond the Edge