Dorothy Stratten — PICS By: Paige Kindlick 1 of 5 Dorothy Stratten Shutterstock Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model who skyrocketed to fame after posing for ‘Playboy’ in the late 1970s. Sweet, naive Dorothy was groomed by a much-older Paul Snider when she was just a teenager, when he spotted her working at Dairy Queen. Paul, a local pimp, showered her with expensive gifts and dinners, and even accompanied her to prom — when she was 26. When she turned 18, he convinced her to pose nude and send the pics to ‘Playboy’ for contest to find their 25th anniversary issue centerfold. Hugh Hefner and ‘Playboy’ were smitten with Dorothy, and while she didn’t win, she posed for the magazine many times. She brought manipulative Paul with her to LA, marrying him in 1979, despite Hugh and others trying to tell her it was a bad idea. Soon, she was being offered film roles, and it was clear she was a star on the rise. She later met director Peter Bogdanovich while working on a film, and they fell in love. Paul raped and killed her, then himself, when she came over to his house to negotiate their divorce papers. To see photos of beautiful Dorothy, scroll through this gallery. October 18, 2019, 12:30PM 2 of 5 Dorothy Stratten Stuns in Lingerie Shutterstock Dorothy Stratten looks stunning in this gorgeous photo, taken for ‘Playboy’ in 1980. The model simply wore lucite heels, underwear, and a silk slip. So beautiful. October 18, 2019, 12:30PM 3 of 5 Dorothy Stratten Wows in White Shutterstock Dorothy Stratten poses for a glamorous, undated photo that oozes sex appeal. With light, feathered hair and a white dress, she looks angelic. October 18, 2019, 12:30PM 4 of 5 Dorothy Stratten Rocks a Bikini Shutterstock Dorothy Stratten wore this oh-so seventies look for ‘Playboy’, rocking red satin hot pants, and a striped bra top with ruffled sleeves. Her abs are amazing. October 18, 2019, 12:30PM 5 of 5 Dorothy Stratten in ‘Galaxina’ Marimar/Kobal/Shutterstock Dorothy Stratten is seen here in a still from her 1980 film ‘Galaxina’. She scored the lead role in the sci-fi comedy after landing bit parts in TV shows like ‘Fantasy Island’, and more. October 18, 2019, 12:30PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.