Donna Dixon is one of the veteran entertainers who blessed a whole lot of fans with their undeniable talents before retirement. Popularly, she was known as a former beauty queen, model, and an actress whose foray into showbiz all started when she was still a college student. As a student, she began auditioning for beauty pageant opportunities of which she got the chance to represent the District of Columbia as well as partake in the 1976 Miss USA Beauty Pageant. She then went on to star in a wide variety of film including Twilight Zone: The Movie, Doctor Detroit, Spies Like Us among others. Do read on for more facts about her.
Who Is Donna Dixon
Donna Dixon was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on the 20th of July 1957. Though her mother’s identity is yet to be revealed, the name of her father is Earl Dixon and he used to be the owner of a Hillbilly Heaven, a nightclub on U.S. 1.
In terms of her education, Donna Dixon became a graduate of Groveton High School in 1975. She then gained admission into George Washington University. However, she never completed her tertiary education as she dropped out to pursue a career in showbiz. The reason for this move was because she began modeling while she was in college and this led her to audition for beauty pageant opportunities. Quickly, Dixon emerged the winner of the 1976 Miss Virginia USA title as well as the Miss Washington D.C. World title in 1977.
After attaining the much-coveted beauty queen status, she used her new found fame to make headways into Hollywood as an actress and she was soon seen starring in lots of movies during the early 90s. One of her earliest movies was filmed alongside the veteran Hollywood actor, Tom Hanks, in the movie titled Bosom Buddies, where she played the role of Sonny Lumet.
Married Life With Husband Dan Aykroyd
Donna Dixon is a happily married woman. She tied the knot with her man Daniel Edward Aykroyd on the 9th of April 1983. Daniel is a Canadian-American filmmaker, actor, comedian, and musician who was born on the 1st of July 1952 in Ottawa, Canada. His mother, Lorraine Hélène, was a secretary, while his father, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, was a civil engineer who once served as the policy adviser to the former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.
He was also born with the condition called syndactyly, in his case webbed toes. This condition was made public in the short film on Saturday Night Live titled Don’t Look Back In Anger, as well as the movie, Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video. Due to the fact that he was raised in a Catholic family, he had wanted to become a priest up until the age of 17 when his focus changed to showbiz.
Before he met Donna, he was formerly engaged to popular actress Carrie Fisher but their engagement did not end up in marriage. Donna Dixon and Daniel, however, began their relationship after they met on the set of the movie, Doctor Detroit. After dating for a year, they made it official and have been together for over 34 years in marriage and still going strong. Over the years, the couple has been super supportive of each other’s career to the point of appearing in several movies together. Some of the movies in which they co-starred include Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983, Spies Like Us released in 1985, and The Couch Trip released in 1988 among others.
Donna Dixon and Aykroyd are blessed with three wonderful daughters. Interestingly, their very first child took a whole six years to arrive. Her name is Danielle Alexandra Aykroyd and she was born on the 18th of November 1989. The couple’s second child named Belle Kingston Aykroyd was born on the 9th of June 1993, while their third daughter, Stella Irene Aykroyd was born on the 5th of April 1988.
Donna Dixon retired from professional acting in the year 1997. She and her husband, Aykroyd both own a home in Loughborough Lake, Sydenham, due to Aykroyd’s desire to maintain a steady connection with his home country.