Dorothy Stratten

Actress + Model
Born Feb 28, 1960

Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian 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 born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at age twenty by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on February 28, 1960.
1961 1 Year Old Stratten was born in a Salvation Army hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Simon and Nelly Hoogstraten, who were Dutch immigrants. In 1961 her brother John Arthur was born.
1968 8 Years Old Her sister Louise Stratten followed in May 1968.


1977 17 Years Old In 1977 she was attending Centennial High School in Coquitlam when, while working part-time at a local Dairy Queen, she met 26-year-old Vancouver-area club promoter and pimp, Paul Snider, who romanced her.
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Snider later had a photographer take professional nude photos of her which were sent to Playboy magazine in the summer of 1978. … Read More
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With her surname shortened to Stratten, she later became Playboy's Miss August 1979, and began working as a bunny at the Playboy Club in Century City, Los Angeles. … Read More


In 1980 she became Playboy's Playmate of the Year, with photography by Mario Casilli. … Read More
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