Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten
1960 - 1980

Dorothy Stratten  Canadian Model (Adult/Glamour)


Who is she dating right now?

Rest in peace.


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

Dorothy Stratten 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: Canadian film actors, Canadian television actors and People from Vancouver.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 1 year, 7 months - -
Married1 3 years - -
Total2 3 years 2 years, 3 months 1 year, 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, Dorothy Stratten
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 by gunshot (by her demented husband Paul Snyder)
Buried Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
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
Bust (inches) 36
Cup Size D
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 36
Official Websites,
Father Simon Hoogstraten
Mother Nelly Hoogstraten
Brother John Arthur Hoogstraten
Sister Louise Hoogstraten

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), known professionally as Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 and Playmate of the Year in 1980. 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 and manager Paul Snider, who died by suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures, the 1981 TV movie Death of a Centerfold and the 1983 theatrical release Star 80, as well as the book The Killing of the Unicorn and the songs "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, "The Best Was Yet to Come" by Bryan Adams and "Cover Girl" by the Canadian rock band Prism.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Dorothy Stratten20 PiscesModel (Adult/Glamour)
Peter Bogdanovich82 LeoDirector
Paul Snider29 AriesBusiness


They All Laughed1981Dolores MartinMovie
Galaxina1980Galaxina (as Dorothy R. Stratten)Movie
Americathon1979Americathon Stage Dancer (uncredited)Movie
Autumn Born1979TaraMovie
Skatetown, U.S.A.1979Girl at the Snack BarMovie
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979Miss CosmosTV Show
Fantasy Island1977MickeyTV Show

Onscreen Matchups


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wjerryzwjerryzJul 10, 2016

What a horrible tradgety

caesar78caesar78Jul 17, 2014

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

aphrodite_14aphrodite_14Feb 6, 2014

Such a tragic death. She was beautiful.

pegasus1973pegasus1973Aug 8, 2010

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

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