Supermodel 101: Paulina Porizkova

Ocean blue eyes, a perfectly square jaw, topped with chiseled cheeks and a bawdy that made her the first Central European model to cover Sports Illustrated, Paulina Porizkova looks like a Disney princess with a naughty side. This Czechoslovakian hottie is an 80’s icon, signing to Elite at thirteen. Anyone who watched Paris Is Burning remembers Octavia fawning over Paulina’s poster on her wall, hoping to follow in her footsteps. Going to contest to get scouted.

This banging b*tch went on to supermodel stardom, landing the highest paid contract of any model in the eighties with EstÄ“e Lauder at a cool six million, starred in campaigns for Chanel, Escada, Versace, Dior, Revlon, was a regular on the Calvin Klein runway, has graced covers for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and landed a rockstar husband when video vixen-ing for The Cars. Her role in Drive caught the attention of front man Ric Ocasek and she was just what he needed, until a tumultuous falling out before his passing. The pair have two sons together.

Since her days on the runway this beauty has kept busy with television appearances, judging on America’s Next Top Model, writing books and picking up the pieces of her life post marital woes with grace and class. You’re still gorgeous and we’re rooting for you Paulina. Which photo is your mood? Via: Estee Lauder, Elle Czech, Sports Illustrated, Victor Skrebneski, and Supermodels Of The 90s