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Paulina Porizkova (born 9 April 1965 in the Czech Republic) is a Czech-American model and actress. At age eighteen, became the first female from Central Europe to be shown on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was the second female (following Christie Brinkley) to be shown on the cover of the Sports Illustrated multiple times. She has acted in movies and in television shows, including Desperate Housewives.