Saturday, August 31, 2013

Rule 5 Saturday - An International Incident - Paulina Porizkova

This weeks Rule 5 extravaganza post is in honor of Paulina Porizkova, one of the super models from the 80s. The second woman to grace  the cover of the SI swimsuit edition twice, 1984 and 1985, she's also done a certain amount of light acting, in addition to the usual round of modelling work.

She's probably the only model who has spurred an international incident:
Born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia, Porizkova was a toddler when her parents fled Czechoslovakia to Lund, Sweden to escape the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion. She was left in the care of her grandmother. Czechoslovakian authorities would not allow her parents to reclaim her, and the ensuing battle was widely publicized in the Swedish press, making Porizkova a cause 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.
 At 48, she's still keeping the figure.

 Older pictures of Paulina below the fold

Wombat-socho must be taking his Metamucil; he's back on schedule with "Rule 5 Sunday: Short Skirt/Long Jacket", his weekly compendium of Rule 5 links.

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