Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten
1960 - 1980

Dorothy Stratten  Canadian Model (Adult/Glamour)


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Dorothy Stratten passed away on 14th Aug 1980 aged 20.


Dorothy Stratten was previously married to Paul Snider (1979 - 1980).

She was in a relationship with Peter Bogdanovich (1979 - 1980).


Canadian Model (Adult/Glamour) Dorothy Stratten was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on 28th February, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and passed away on 14th Aug 1980 West Los Angeles, California, USA aged 20. She is most remembered for Playboy's Playmate of the Month August 1979, Playmate of the Year 1980. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

Dorothy Stratten was in an on-screen matchup with John Ritter in They All Laughed (1981).

Dorothy Stratten is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Vancouver, Murdered actresses and 20th-century Canadian actresses.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 3 years - -
Dating1 2 years, 7 months - -
Total2 3 years 2 years, 4 months 2 years, 7 months


First Name Dorothy
Middle Name Ruth
Last Name Stratten
Maiden Name Hoogstraton
Full Name at Birth Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten
Alternative Name Miss August 1979, Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten
Age 20 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th February, 1960
Birthplace Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died 14th August, 1980
Place of Death West Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Homicide
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 123lbs (56 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Model (Adult/Glamour)
Claim to Fame Playboy's Playmate of the Month August 1979, Playmate of the Year 1980
Father Simon Hoogstraten
Mother Nelly Hoogstraten
Brother John Arthur Hoogstraten
Sister Louise Hoogstraten

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980 and was the second Playmate (after Lee Ann Michelle) born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at the age of 20 by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.

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Partner Comparison

Dorothy Stratten20 PiscesModel (Adult/Glamour)
Peter Bogdanovich77 LeoDirector
Paul Snider29 AriesPhotographer


They All Laughed1981Dolores MartinMovie
Galaxina1980Galaxina (as Dorothy R. Stratten)Movie
Americathon1979Americathon Stage Dancer (uncredited)Movie
Autumn Born1979Tara DawsonMovie
Skatetown, U.S.A.1979Girl at the snack barMovie
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979Miss CosmosTV Show
Fantasy Island1977MickeyTV Show

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Posted commentsView all comments (12)

wjerryzJul 10

What a horrible tradgety

caesar78Jul 17, 2014

Da nije umrla tako mlada, Dorothy je mogla postati kanadski odgovor na Marilyn Monroe!

aphrodite_14Feb 6, 2014

Such a tragic death. She was beautiful.

pegasus1973Aug 8, 2010

dorothy stratten is a beautiful young woman. my heart goes out to the family

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