Dorothy Stratten is an American actress and model, television personality. She is better known in the Playboy Playmate, August 1979, and Playmate of the year in 1980.

However, she was murdered by her husband and the manager, and her death motives the two motion movies, which are ”Death of a Centerfold” and theatrical release star 80, as well as the book ”The Killing of the Unicorn”. So please stick with us to know more about the late model and actress.

Early Life and Family Details

Dorothy Stratten was born on 28 February 1960 and was raised in Grace Maternity. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 20. The name of her parents are father’s name is Simon, and her mother’s name is Nelly Hoogstraten. Similarly, she grew up alongside her siblings. The name of her siblings is John Arthur, her brother and her sister is Louise Stratten.

Dorothy Stratten is a Canadian by nationality, and her star sign is Pisces. Apart from this, she has not revealed what religion and ethnicity she practices. She completed her high school in Centennial High School regarding her educational journey.

Dorothy Stratten
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Quick Facts
Full NameDorothy Ruth Hoogstraten
Birth DateFebruary 28, 1960
Place of BirthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Death DateAugust 14, 1980
OccupationModel and actress
Father's NameSimon Hoogstraten
Mother's NameNelly Hoogstraten
Height1.75 meters
Weight56 kg
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePaul Snider
Net WorthApproximately $1.5 million

Physical Stats

Dorothy Stratten stands at the height of 175cm tall, and she weighs around 56kg. She was a gorgeous woman, but she had not revealed her exact body measurement.

However, looking at her pictures, we can determine that she has a slim and well-maintained body figure. Unfortunately, she has not mentioned her eyes color and hair color.

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Professional Career

Dorothy Stratten is well-known as Canadian Playboy Playmate, model, and actress. Dorothy began her career as a Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979 and Playmate of the Year in 1980. Similarly, she also performed in the comedy films broadcast on US network television. However, she only shoots two episodes of comedy films.

Unfortunately, this young lady died at the age of 20. She was murdered by her husband and manager Paul Snider, and on the same date, Paul did suicide.

Dorothy Stratten
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Her death motivates two motion pictures are 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.

Furthermore, when she was in high school, she worked at the Dairy Queen fast-food chain. Then she met Paul Sinder and started dating each other. After that, they flew to Los Angeles in August 1978 and started working as a bunny (club hostess/ entertainer).

Then she decided to move on to an acting career and contributed her talents to different television series like ‘Fantasy Island and Buck Rogers.’


In August 1979, Dorothy won the title of  Miss Playboy, and In 1980, she was declared as the Playmate of the Year by Playboy founder and publisher Hugh M. Hefner.

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Love Life and Spouse

Dorothy Stratten was a married woman. She has a marital relationship with her husband, and his name was Paul Sinder. Their marital relationship wasn’t good. There were problems and issues between them. They first met each other at the Dairy Queen fast-food chain and started dating each other.

Unfortunately, their relationship got worse, and she tried to move away from Snider with the help of Hugh Hefner and her friend and playboy colleague Rosanne Kato but her husband killed her with the help of a gun on 14 August 1980 and the same date, he did suicide.

Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy and her husband, Paul Snider
Source: ABC News

Net Worth

Dorothy Stratten makes her fortune through her acting career. Furthermore, she has also worked as a model. She had garnered a lot of fame and fortune for herself throughout her career. She had an estimated net worth of around $1 million.

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