Donna Dixon

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Donna Dixon
Donna Dixon at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards.jpg
Dixon at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990
Born Donna Lynn Dixon
(1957-07-20) July 20, 1957 (age 59)
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–1997
Spouse(s) Dan Aykroyd (m. 1983)
Children 3

Donna Lynn Dixon (born July 20, 1957) is a retired American actress and former beauty queen. After meeting and starring together in the film Doctor Detroit, Dixon has worked in several movies with her husband Dan Aykroyd.


Dixon was born on July 20, 1957, in Alexandria, Virginia to Earl Dixon. Her father owned a nightclub on U.S. 1 called, "Hillbilly Heaven".[1] In 1975, she graduated from Groveton High School and attended the George Washington University. She dropped out soon after enrolling and never received a degree. Dixon began her career as a model and was named Miss Virginia USA, in 1976, and Miss Washington D.C. World, in 1977. Dixon co-starred with Tom Hanks in the early 1980s situation comedy Bosom Buddies; she played the role of Sonny Lumet.

Months after they worked together in the film Doctor Detroit (1983), Dixon and actor Dan Aykroyd married. They later starred together in the films Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (though they did not share any scenes), Spies Like Us (1985) and The Couch Trip (1988). Dixon and Aykroyd have three daughters: Danielle Alexandra, Belle Kingston and Stella Irene. She retired from acting in 1997.

In popular culture[edit]

In the first episode of The Simpsons, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Homer mentions Dixon's name while recalling Santa's reindeer.

In the Family Guy episode "To Love and Die in Dixie", Peter refers to the Mason–Dixon line as the "Donna Dixon line".



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Preceded by
Linda McKee
Miss Virginia USA
Succeeded by
Lynn Herring