Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten bio

Birth Name: Dorothy Stratten

Occupation: Model

Place Of Birth: Vancouver

Date Of Birth: February 28, 1960

Date Of Death: August 14, 1980

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: Canadian

Dorothy Stratten was born on the 28th of February, 1960. She was best known for being a Model. Canadian Playboy model and actress who was Playboy Playmate of the Month in August 1979 and Playmate of the Year in 1980.

Dorothy Stratten was born in Vancouver. She attended Centennial High School located in Coquitlam in 1977 and worked at a Dairy Queen when she sent nude photos to Playboy Magazine and signed a contract. The book The Killing of the Unicorn by Peter Bogdanovich was based on her life. Bogdanovich ended up marrying her sister.

Dorothy Stratten was a Pisces and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Dorothy Stratten was born in 1960s. The 1960s were an era of protests. The decade was dominated by the Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, Cuban Missile Crisis, antiwar protests and saw the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. It also marked the first man landed on the moon. Discover what happened on this day.

Dorothy Stratten is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


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Dorothy Stratten’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dorothy Stratten’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Dorothy Stratten kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dorothy Stratten was born in the Year of the Rat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Dorothy Stratten
NICKNAME: Miss August 1979, Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Dorothy Stratten was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Dorothy Stratten was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Dorothy Stratten had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Dorothy Stratten’s birth sign is Pisces and she had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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