Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten


Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a rough neighborhood in Vancouver, but kept out of trouble and went through the motions of school. While not a beauty as a child, nor early teen, Stratten came into her own out of high school and attracted the attention of Paul Snider, a promoter and wannabe star. He started dating her and after seeing an advertisement for Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate search in 1978, convinced her to pose for photos. Playboy saw the potential in Stratten and flew her out to Los Angeles, California, where she became a candidate. Although she lost out to Candy Loving, Stratten was made a Playmate in the August 1979 issue of Playboy. Soon after, she was pressured into marrying Snider, who had a Svengali-like influence on her.
  • When was
    Dorothy Stratten born?

    Dorothy Stratten was born on Sunday, February 28, 1960

  • Where was
    Dorothy Stratten born?

    Dorothy Stratten was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • How old was
    Dorothy Stratten when they died?

    Dorothy Stratten was 20

  • When did Dorothy Stratten die?

    Dorothy Stratten died on
    Thursday, August 14, 1980

  • How tall is Dorothy Stratten?

    Dorothy Stratten is 5'9"(1.75m)

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