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Paulina Pořízková, top model in Paris during the early 80's. Born April 9, 1965.

Now known as Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek (Czech:Pavlína Pořízková, ) is a Czechoslovakian-born Swedish-American model and actress.

Married to Ric Ocasek lead vocal of popular new wave band The Cars, the band popularized the song "Drive". Watch embedded video below. The two met also from the making of the said video and eventually "drive" them together to the church.

Aside from modeling and acting, she also writes. She first co-authored a children's book, The Adventures of Ralphie the Roach with Joanne Russell and illustrated by stepson Adam Ocasek, that was published in September 1992. While have her first novel published in 2007 entitled A Model Summer. A story about a 15-year-old Swedish girl (Jirina) chosen by a modeling agent to spend a summer working in Paris in 1980.


Appearances in television: Source: Wikipedia

She was part of the panel of judges on America's Next Top Model, starting on Cycle 10 replacing the fashion icon, Twiggy.  Pořízková continued to conduct regular weekly evaluations of Top Model participants on the show until she announced she'd been fired from Top Model during a 12 May 2009 appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.

Pořízková was a participant on the Spring 2007 series Dancing with the Stars, but she was voted off on the first results show which aired 27 March 2007. In January 2010, she played the minor role of Clarissa, in the CBS Daytime soap opera, As The World Turns.


Tonight, Paulina Porizkova will be on "The Late Late Show" (12:37 a.m., CBS).

Watch Paulina Porizkova from "Drive" music video below