Dorothy Stratten Biography
(Playboy Playmate, Model)
Birthday: February 28, 1960 (Pisces)
Born In: Vancouver, Canada
Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten, popularly known by her pseudonym Dorothy Stratten, was a model, Playboy Playmate and actress. During her high school years, she worked in an ice-cream and fast food outlet where she caught the attention of club promoter and wannabe star Paul Snider. After they started dating, he convinced her to pose for a nude photo-shootwith the photographs being sent to Playboy magazine’s 25th Anniversary, Great Playmate Hunt in 1978. She moved from Coquitlam, Canada to Los Angeles, California, USA as a contestant with Snider as her manager. Although she lost to Candy Loving in the contest, she became Playboy Miss August1979 and later waschosen as the 1980’s Playmate of the Year. Despiteopposition from friends and colleagues, she married Snider. She acted in sometelevision series like ‘Fantasy Island’ and ‘Buck Rogers’, and in movies like ‘Autumn Born’ (1979) and ‘Galaxina’ (1980). Soon Stratten and Snider broke up and she was subsequently murdered by Snider during a private meeting regarding divorce formalities. Back then, many Hollywood directors considered Dorothy Stratten as a great acting prospectbut her untimely end shocked many in the industry.