That's a Bad Sign

Murder of up-and-coming star Dorothy Stratten and the murder of 15 year old Rachel Barber

July 15, 2021 Emily Winchurch & Liz Mahoney Season 1 Episode 42
That's a Bad Sign
Murder of up-and-coming star Dorothy Stratten and the murder of 15 year old Rachel Barber
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That's a Bad Sign
Murder of up-and-coming star Dorothy Stratten and the murder of 15 year old Rachel Barber
Jul 15, 2021 Season 1 Episode 42
Emily Winchurch & Liz Mahoney

In 1978, Dorothy Stratten was a teenager working at a Dairy Queen. Seemingly overnight she became a star - first appearing in Playboy, then becoming Hollywood's up-and-coming actress. While some were thrilled with her fame, including friend Hugh Hefner, others (like Dorothy's husband Paul Snider) couldn't stand to see her successful. Then we cover the Rachel Barber murder that shook Melbourne, Australia in 1999. Rachel Barber was a beautiful 15 year old girl, with her life and dancing career ahead of her. Little did she know her former babysitter (Caroline Reed Robertson) was an obsessive stalker, willing to do anything to take Rachel's place.

Sources:
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a12500777/dorothy-stratten-hugh-hefner-playboy-playmate/
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/horrific-murder-playboy-playmate-verge-hollywood-stardom-flaw/story?id=66193166
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Stratten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Her_Skin
https://www.mamamia.com.au/caroline-reed-robertson-rachel-barber/
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/caroline-reed-robertson-who-strangled-dancer-rachel-barber-in-1999-freed-on-parole/news-story/5ce7e1bd298fbc40145f6aacf02dbfed
https://morbidology.com/the-deadly-obsession-the-murder-of-rachel-barber/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2916870/Jealous-killer-strangled-promising-dancer-phone-cord-plotted-steal-identity-walk-free-jail-today-victim-s-parents-ask-allowed-life.html 

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Show Notes

In 1978, Dorothy Stratten was a teenager working at a Dairy Queen. Seemingly overnight she became a star - first appearing in Playboy, then becoming Hollywood's up-and-coming actress. While some were thrilled with her fame, including friend Hugh Hefner, others (like Dorothy's husband Paul Snider) couldn't stand to see her successful. Then we cover the Rachel Barber murder that shook Melbourne, Australia in 1999. Rachel Barber was a beautiful 15 year old girl, with her life and dancing career ahead of her. Little did she know her former babysitter (Caroline Reed Robertson) was an obsessive stalker, willing to do anything to take Rachel's place.

Sources:
https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a12500777/dorothy-stratten-hugh-hefner-playboy-playmate/
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/horrific-murder-playboy-playmate-verge-hollywood-stardom-flaw/story?id=66193166
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Stratten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Her_Skin
https://www.mamamia.com.au/caroline-reed-robertson-rachel-barber/
https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/caroline-reed-robertson-who-strangled-dancer-rachel-barber-in-1999-freed-on-parole/news-story/5ce7e1bd298fbc40145f6aacf02dbfed
https://morbidology.com/the-deadly-obsession-the-murder-of-rachel-barber/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2916870/Jealous-killer-strangled-promising-dancer-phone-cord-plotted-steal-identity-walk-free-jail-today-victim-s-parents-ask-allowed-life.html 

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/badsign)