Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, 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 (after Lee Ann Michelle) born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at the age of twenty by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.
I can honestly, and proudly, say that I never was on the casting couch. Oh, of course there have been advances from certain men in the movie industry, but nothing overwhelming.
It's good to have a manager who shares your interests, or goals. You can presumably trust a husband. I don't know if it's the best way to work. I really shouldn't discuss this.
I never had any qualms about posing nude. The human body was always an attractive figure to me, that is, if it was in healthy shape, and young.
|Full Name at Birth||Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten|
|Other Names||Miss August 1979|
|Age||20 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||February 28, 1960|
|Birthplace||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Date of Death||August 14, 1980|
|Location of Death||West Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Cause of Death||Homicide|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Weight||123 lbs (55.8 kg)|
|Claim to Fame||Playboy's Playmate of the Month August 1979, Playmate of the Year 1980|
|Brother(s)||John Arthur Hoogstraten|