Paulina Porizkova is living proof that you can successfully rebuild your life – at any age.

Born in Cold War Czechoslovakia, Porizkova shot to supermodel

stardom after she landed her first Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover in 1984.

And as the face of Estée Lauder in 1989,

she was one of the highest-paid models in the world.

At 19, she fell in love with The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek,

ho was more than 20 years older than her

In the years to follow, she navigated her blossoming career, motherhood, marriage

and sadness, loneliness, the eventual divorce from her husband,

and his subsequent death,

which included the revelation of betrayal that he had cut her out of his will.