Paulina Porizkova says it's 'really freaking hard to be a woman over 50.'
The 54-year-old model believes she has hit the 'dead zone' in her career, which she describes as being in between 'J-Lo looking fabulous' and veteran actress Betty White.
She also recalled how she was turned down for a job because she has not altered her face. 'I did one of my, "Look at me. This is my face without make-up" [posts]. And I've never used botox or fillers. And this job that I was up for went, "Oh, well, we can't use you then,'" she told CBS Sunday Morning.
Frank talk: Paulina Porizkova says it's 'really freaking hard to be a woman over 50.' The 54-year-old model believes she has hit the 'dead zone' in her career, which she describes as being in between 'J-Lo looking fabulous' and veteran actress Betty White she told CBS Sunday Morning
The hottest thing going: Here she posed in her underwear on a white bed in 1985
Asked by co-host Anthony Mason: 'How do you feel about that?' and she replied: 'I used to be kind of judgmental about it.
'I used to go, "Oh, you know, I can't believe that anybody's injecting themselves and changing the way they look."
'And now I think, "No, you know what? It's really freaking hard to be a woman. And it's really freaking hard to be a woman over 50. Because we really get dismissed from the table."'
She said: 'We have, like, a weird period between, you're J-Lo looking fabulous and then Betty White.
On top of her game: Paulina was considered the It girl of her time; seen on SI in the 1980s
Catty: The star posed with a black cat in this shot shared in 1985
'And there's kind of like a dead zone between the two. So, I'm trying to fill that dead zone!'
Paulina was just a teenager when she moved to Paris to embark on a modelling career and made the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue at the age of 18 in 1984.
The Czech actress-and-author - who was previously married to the late frontman of The Cars, Ric Ocasek, for 28 years until May 2018 - also admitted that to this day she still feels like an 'imposter' and detailed her battle with low self-esteem, which she believes is down to being left behind by her parents when she was young as they escaped the communist regime in her home country.
On the runway: The catwalk favorite is seen here in 1987 as she modeled Anne Klein resort
She shared: 'In some ways, I still think I'm waiting to be found an imposter. Even now!'
She continued: 'I always like to say about myself I am a woman of very high ego, but zero self-esteem.
'My parents left me when I was little. They left because they were escaping the communist regime. 'But I think being left, that sort of just stuck with me forever, that I'm really not that great.
'And as soon as you find out how not-great I am, you will also leave me.'
Still stunning: Thanks to constant workouts, Paulina still has a great figure; seen in 2019
But when talking about her dislike for modeling when she was young she says it was true: modeling was not her favorite job.
'It's true; I don't really love modeling,' Porizkova stated. 'But what it afforded me was the world.'
But the world loved her look and her story: 'In the '80s I was exotic because I was from an Eastern European country, and I had this story; I was a refugee. And it sort of catapulted me into the big time.'
After her interview she said she was 'exhausted.'
The star talked about feeling betrayed by husband of 30 years Ric Ocasek of the Cars after he died last year. The singer had cut her out of his will.
It took a toll on her: Porizkova opened her heart about being betrayed by husband Ric Ocasek. And soon after the Beauty said she was 'exhausted' by the whole experience
Paulina shared a screen grab from her interview.
'CBS Sunday morning this morning,' she began.
'I was so exhausted after doing this interview- which is utterly unlike me- generally I like being in the