World's hottest would-be librarian
Paulina Porizkova, the 80s supermodel turned actress turned rock star's wife, turns 41 today. To 80s addicts, she's best know for her modeling work in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions and for marrying Cars lead singer Ric Ocasek.
The Czech-born Porizkova met Ocasek in 1984 on the set of the video for the Cars ballad "Drive," which was directed by actor Timothy Hutton. They married in 1989.
Aside from her modeling career, she starred in several films during the 80s, including the notoriously hideous "Her Alibi" with Tom Selleck. She reportedly turned down an offer to be a "Bond girl" in the 007 flick "Goldeneye."
Playboy magazine, which featured her as a cover model but not in any nude photos, once quoted Paula as saying, "My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian."