Paulina was born in Czechosolovakia in 1965 and soon her mother and father fled the country, leaving Paulina to be dubbed by the media, "Political Refugee", clutching her teddy bear on the cover of the newspaper. She has one brother, Joachym, nicknamed "Kym". Her mother, Anna, practices midwifery in New York.
Paulina married Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the former group, "The Cars", on August 23, 1989. She gave birth to a son, Jonathan Raven, in November 1993. Her second son, Oliver Orion, was born on May 23, 1998.
Paulina had a very successful career as a supermodel in the 1980's. She appeared on over 350 magazine covers worldwide, when she landed a coveted cosmetics contract for $6 million for Estee Lauder in 1990. She has appeared in several movies, and has told reporters that she prefers an acting career over a one-dimensional modeling career. She acts in several independent productions and has been quoted as saying she prefers this to the big studio blockbusters.
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