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Birth information

28 February 1960 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Death information

14 August 1980 West Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten

Nickname

Miss Cosmos
Galaxina

How tall is Dorothy Stratten?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Paul Snider

Life Story of 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.

After her centerfold came out, Stratten found work in a few movies, notably 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979) and Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), as well as being the object of Richard Dawson's affection in an ABC-TV special shot at the Playboy mansion. Clearly, her star was on the...

Publications and Magazines about Dorothy Stratten

Peter Bogdanovich The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980. 1985

Biographical movies about Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten: The Untold Story 1985
E! True Hollywood Story: "Dorothy Stratten" Episode #4.3 2000
Biography: "Dorothy Stratten" 2005

What movies did Dorothy Stratten play or participate?

Actors Filmography
They All Laughed (1981) Dolores Martin, Galaxina (1980) Galaxina, Playmate Lady O. (1979) Tara, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) Miss Cosmos, Fantasy Island (1979) Mickey, Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) Girl at the Snack Bar, 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979) Americathon Stage Dancer,
Selfs Filmography
Playboy Playmates of the Year: The 80's (1989) Herself - Playmate of the Year 1980, Playboy Video Magazine, Vol. 4 (1983) Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1980) Herself, The Alan Hamel Show (1980) Herself, Playboy's...

Birth information

28 February 1960 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Death information

14 August 1980 West Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten

Nickname

Miss Cosmos
Galaxina

How tall is Dorothy Stratten?

1.75 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Paul Snider

Life Story of 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.

After her centerfold came out, Stratten found work in a few movies, notably 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979) and Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979), as well as being the object of Richard Dawson's affection in an ABC-TV special shot at the Playboy mansion. Clearly, her star was on the...

Publications and Magazines about Dorothy Stratten

Peter Bogdanovich The Killing of the Unicorn: Dorothy Stratten 1960-1980. 1985

Biographical movies about Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten: The Untold Story 1985
E! True Hollywood Story: "Dorothy Stratten" Episode #4.3 2000
Biography: "Dorothy Stratten" 2005

What movies did Dorothy Stratten play or participate?

Actors Filmography
They All Laughed (1981) Dolores Martin, Galaxina (1980) Galaxina, Playmate Lady O. (1979) Tara, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) Miss Cosmos, Fantasy Island (1979) Mickey, Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979) Girl at the Snack Bar, 1998 - Die vier Milliarden Dollar Show (1979) Americathon Stage Dancer,
Selfs Filmography
Playboy Playmates of the Year: The 80's (1989) Herself - Playmate of the Year 1980, Playboy Video Magazine, Vol. 4 (1983) Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1980) Herself, The Alan Hamel Show (1980) Herself, Playboy's...

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Dorothy Stratten in Galaxina (1980)

Playboy Playmate of the Year 1980.

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Stephen Macht and Dorothy Stratten in Galaxina (1980)

Murdered by her husband Paul Snider.

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Patti Hansen and Dorothy Stratten in Sie haben alle gelacht (1981)

Attended and graduated from Centennial High School in Coquitlam, British Columbia (1978).

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Patti Hansen and Dorothy Stratten in Sie haben alle gelacht (1981)

Dated director/actor Peter Bogdanovich.

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J.D. Hinton, Dorothy Stratten, and David A. Cox in Galaxina (1980)

Has become a minor cult figure with several movies made about her life and even a song written about her.

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