Paulina Mary Jean Gretzky was born December 19, 1988 in Los Angeles. She is the eldest of the five children raised by hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky and his wife, actress Janet Jones. Growing up in La-La-land with famous parents made dreams of stardom inevitable, and after her family moved to New York City in 1997, she quickly found her way into The American Ballet Theater School. There she was taught acting, and given all of the ballerinas, probably learned of the importance of a controlled eating disorder as well.
In 2000, she made a screen debut of sorts with a small role the short film In God We Trust. She was only 12 and short films don’t exactly set the world on fire, but it did at least give her a taste of working in the entertainment industry. At 15 she made her television and singing debut at the NHL’s Heritage Classic weekend. It was an alumni game for 8,000 people. She the sang again on game day, belting out Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You” to a stadium packed with 57,000 fans, and she received a standing ovation. She also sung the Canadian national anthem at the 2004 World Cup Of Hockey in Toronto.
Unfortunately, you can’t make a singing career out of hockey-related appearances alone, so she released her first single “Collecting Dust” in 2006, which got a fair amount of radio play after some Laguna Beach exposure. However, Paulina has yet to record a follow up single or an album.
She appears to be focusing on acting now, following up her brief appearance in the 2009 Fame movie with a role in the soon to be released thriller Guns, Girls, And Gambling starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater, and Dane Cook. She will be one of the “girls” in that equation, appearing as “The Deputy.” Don’t be surprised if that role is changed to “The Sexy Deputy” in the final credits.
On November 29, 2011 Paulina Gretzky received the most attention of her career after shutting down her Twitter account, which had received a great deal of attention once her sexy photos started popping up on sites theCHIVE and Coed.com. Her final tweet was “Having a nice sit-down dinner with my dad about social media..haha #SIKEEE (sic),” so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why the account was taken down. However, considering that Paulina’s mother once posed for Playboy, the occasional Twitter booty pic doesn’t seem all that bad. It almost definitely won’t be the last time we see Paulina scantily clad. At this point, it’s just a question of where and when.