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21 July 2012 1,184 views No Comment

Paulina Porizkova (born Pavlína Pořízková (on 9 April 1965) is a Czech-American model and actress. At the age of eighteen years, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was the second woman (afterChristie Brinkley) to be featured on the swimsuit issue’s front cover consecutive times (1984 and 1985).

Early life

Born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia, Paulina Porizkova was still a toddler when her parents left Czechoslovakia, fleeing the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968, and moved to Lund, Sweden, leaving young Paulina in the care of her grandmother in Czechoslovakia, believing that their daughter could be brought out later.

However, the Czechoslovakian authorities would not allow this, and the ensuing battle for Porizkova was widely publicized in the Swedish press, making her acause célèbre. After a failed rescue attempt, in which her mother was detained by the national police, international political pressure led by Olof Palme caused the communist government to allow the Pořízek family to be reunited after seven years. Porizkova acquired Swedish citizenship. The reunion was soon ended when Porizkova’s father left the family, and her parents filed for divorce. Porizkova and her father have been estranged since.

This left Porizkova’s mother to fund her own medical issues, and Porizkova and her brother Jáchym Pořízek (who was born in Czechoslovakia during her mother’s house arrest) to look after themselves, including having to steal bread to have something to eat.

Personal life

On 23 August 1989, Porizkova married Ric Ocasek, lead singer for the rock band The Cars. They had first met in 1984 during the filming of The Cars’ music video “Drive” (directed by Timothy Hutton) in which she stars. Porizkova was 19 years of age and Ocasek was already married at that time. The couple have two children.

Porizkova is the subject of the song “Friends of P” by The Rentals on their 1995 album Return of the Rentals, written by lead singer Matt Sharp.[12] She is also the subject of the song “Paulina” on No Doubt’seponymous first album.

11 Paulina Porizkova Wallpapers [1024×768]

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