Barbi Benton is a former model and actress who has been on television shows such as Sugar Time, The Girls Next Door, and Playboy After Dark. Barbi Benton has featured on the cover of Playboy magazine four times. In the 1980s, she left the entertainment business to raise her kids.

Prior life: Upbringing & Education

Barbi was born in New York City, New York, on January 28, 1950. Barbara Lynn Klein is her full name. She, too, is an American citizen with the sign of Aquarius as her zodiac sign. Barbi is a member of the White ethnic group. She grew up in a Jewish household. Marvin Adolph Klein, her father, was a doctor in Carmichael, California, and Helen Klein, her mother, was an investment advisor. Her father served in the military and eventually became a physician.

She was raised in Sacramento and went to Rio Americano High School, where she studied various classes ranging from scuba diving to piano and even did some “tearoom modeling.” She went to the University of California, Los Angeles, after high school to study to be a veterinarian, but she couldn’t bear the sight of blood, so she had to drop out.

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Body stats

Barbi Benton’s physical measurements are 34-23-34 inches. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 49 kg. Her bra size is 34B, and she wears an 8-inch dress (US). In addition, she has dark brown hair and stunning hazel-blue eyes.

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Full NameBarbara Lynn Klein
Date of Birth January 28, 1950
Birth PlaceNew York City, USA
Age71 (2021)
NationalityAmerican
Father's NameMarvin Adolph Klein
Mother's NameHelen Klein
Siblings N/A
OccupationModel, Actress
Body Measurement34-23-34 inches
EthnicityWhite
ZodiacAquarius
Height5 feet 3 inches
Weight49 kg
Hair ColorDark brown
Eyes ColorHazel-blue
ReligionN/A
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)George Gradow
Children2
Net worth 22 million USD (approax)

Professional career

Barbi Benton began modeling at the age of 16 to supplement her income. Taken a job with Playboy at the age of 18 to participate in their amusement program Playboy After Dark. Her position on the show began as an extra, but once presenter Hugh Hefner fell in love with Benton, she was immediately promoted to co-host.
Hefner and Barbi developed a long-term affair, which put Benton at the core of the Playboy operation. Hefner persuaded her to alter her name from Barbara Klein to Barbi Benton, which was more appealing. Hugh Hefner is attributed with persuading her to purchase the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in 1974.
 
Benton, then known as Barbi Klein, was on the front of Playboy four times: in July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985, and in naked picture sequences in the December 1973 and January 1975 editions. However, she was never a Playmate of the Month, despite being included in a handful of photographic profiles.
 
She gained a position on Hee Haw, singing short comedic routines and having a successful career as a country music singer. She also started acting in the West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader (1970) before star in several successful television shows, including The Bobby Vinton Show in 1976, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island.

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Achievements

As a pop singer, Benton gained considerable success. Her country single “Brass Buckles” (1975) reached number five on Billboard’s country singles list. The last one was the one she personally produced in 1979. He also composed hеr sоng hеrеlf, аmоng thеm, and played piano. “Аіn’t Тhаt Јuѕt thе Wау” was that recognized song which was on top of the chart in the country Sweden for more than a week.

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Relationship

Barbi Benton has never dated before the age of 24. Nevertheless, Hugh Hefner invited the young co-ed out on a date after taping two episodes of the Playboy After Dark series. She apparently told the then-42-year-old Hefner, “I don’t know, I’ve never dated anyone before,” when questioned. “That’s all good, neither have I,” Hefner said. From 1969 through 1976, the two had a relationship that put Benton at the core of the Playboy operation. Hefner was an entrepreneur from the United States.

Barbi has been wedded to real estate entrepreneur George Gradow since December 14, 1978. They have two children: Ariana Gradow, a girl, and Alexander Benton Gradow, a son.

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Social media presence

When it comes to social media, Barbi Benton does not use any. She doesn’t utilize social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. She does, however, have a large number of fans who have created fan pages for her.

Net worth

The actress Barbi Benton has a net worth of $22 million as a professional model for Playboy Enterprise and an excellent actor for various TV series. With Playboy, Hee Haw, and Brass Buckles, she amassed a million-dollar wealth. Her net worth is made up of her assets and earnings.

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