Paulina Porizkova is the estranged wife of s Ric Ocasek. On September 15, 2019, was found dead in his New York City apartment.
According to the source, he died of natural causes, Ric was known as the lead singer for the Cars and from 1978 to 1988 Ric and Cars merged a vision of Danger, Romance, and Nocturnal Intrigue and the concision of new wave with the sonic depth and ingenuity of radio-friendly rock.
Porizkova is a model, actress, television personality, and author. She was Ocasek’s third and final wife; Ocasek was married to his second wife, Suzanne Ocasek when he met Porizkova.
Porizkova and Ocasek were together for 28 years before they announced their separation in 2018. However, they never legally divorced before his death. Later, they were married in a private ceremony on the island of St. Bart’s in 1989. They separated in 2017, then confirmed that separation a year later.
Porizkova was born in Czechoslovakia and holds U.S. and Swedish citizenship. According to The Huffington Post, Porizkova was 18 years old when she graced the cover of the famous Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was the first Central European woman to gain that honor.
Porizkova has had a long and illustrious career as a model, one that continues into the present day. She’s participated in modeling campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Estee Lauder, Ann Taylor, Barney’s New York, Oscar de la Renta and more.
Porizkova is still modeling; in 2018, she participated in the Sport Illustrated female empowerment campaign in which she appeared nude, with body paint spelling “Truth.” According to The New York Post, Porizkova was the oldest “core girl” to be cast for the main spread in Sports Illustrated, at 54 years old. According to Heavy.com.
In addition to her acting and modeling work, Porizkova also appeared on the popular modeling reality show America’s Next Top Model for two seasons. She replaced model Twiggy on the judges’ panel. Though Porizkova did act in several movies throughout her career, not all of her roles have been reviewed favorably. She received a Golden Raspberry nomination for her leading role in Her Alibi.
Porizkova’s other acting credits include a role in As the World Turns in 2010. She also appeared in Anna, Arizona Dream, Dark Asylum, Desperate Housewives, and many more shows and movies, per her IMDB profile.
Porizkova is a published author. She co-authored The Adventures of Ralphie the Roach, a children’s book. The book was published in 1992.
The former couple had two children together and Ricleaves behind five children in total. He married three times in his lifetime, first he married his wife (Name not known) but they got divorced. Later, he married his second wife, Suzanne Ocasek, in 1971.
Ric was was still married to Suzanne when he met 18-year-old supermodel Paulina Porizkova during the filming of the music video for the Cars’ song “Drive” in 1984. Ocasek and Porizkova were married on August 23, 1989, on Saint-Barthélemy island.
This couple had two sons, Jonathan Raven Ocasek (b. November 4, 1993), and Oliver Ocasek (b. 1999). In May 2018, Porizkova announced she and Ocasek had separated a year earlier.
Furthermore, Ocasek had six sons, two from each of his three marriages. His eldest son, Christopher (born 1964) was a singer who formed the rock group Glamour Camp which released one album in 1989. Adam was born in 1970. Eron was born in 1973 and Derek was born in 1981.