Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.
She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island.
She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.