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Barbi Benton

Published On Sun Sep 08 2019   Modified On Sun Sep 08 2019
Barbi Benton

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Full NameBarbi Benton
First NameBarbi
Last NameBenton
ProfessionActor, Singer, Model
Birth CityNew York, New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseGeorge Gradow
No Of Children2 (Son Alexander Gradow, Daughter Ariana Gradow
FilmographyPlayboy's cover in July 1969,Hee Haw
Height160.02 cm
Weight58 kg
Networth$20 M
Date of BirthJanuary 28,1950
Married DateOctober 14,1979


    of Barbi Benton

    What is Barbi Benton marital status ?Married
    How many children does Barbi Benton have ?2 (Son Alexander Gradow, Daughter Ariana Gradow
    Who is Barbi Benton married with?George Gradow
    When was Barbi Benton married?1979
    What is the height of Barbi Benton?160.02 cm
    What is the weight of Barbi Benton?58 kg

    Who Is Barbie Benton? Know Her Biography

    Former American Model, actress and television personality and Singer Barbi Benton is known as a regular Hee Haw comedy series actress for four-season. As a successful model, she also appeared in the cover of Playboy magazine and also was the 70's most successful singing sensation. 

    However, the multi talented entertainer went on a hiatus with the show biz in 1980s sighting her family reasons and desire to raise her kids.

    Why is Barbi Klein/Benton Famous?

    Barbie Benton better known as Barbi Klein is famous for appearing in the famous show Hee Haw and is also famous for appearing in Playboy's cover for four times on Playboy's cover in July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985, as well as in the December 1973 and January 1975s issues flaunting her bare body. 

    The 69 years old model and actress is also famous for her relationship with late men's magazine and lifestyle king Huge Hefner and is one of the founders if the Playboy Mansion West, where Hefner lived until his death in 2017.

    Barbi Benton's Early Life & Education

    Benton was born as Barbara Lynn Klein in a Jewish family living in the in New York City on January 28, 1950. 

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    Born in a family of really learned individuals, Benton's childhood was a happy one. Her father was a military doctor and mother was an investment counselor. 

    However, after her family moved to California, her father started practicing as a gynecologist in Sacramento.
    Growing up, she attended Rio Americano High School and she was a pretty busy student as she took all kinds of lessons from scuba diving to piano. Additionally, as a child, she also did a few tearoom modeling.

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    She then enrolled to The UCLA with a dream of becoming a veterinarian, but she had to differ from the idea of becoming a vet. Doc. as she had an extreme homophobia.

    Barbi Benton Career Highlights

    At the age of 16, she started her modeling career. She joined UCLA after high school, and at the age of 18 she took a job with Playboy to appear on their Playboy After Dark entertainment show. 

    She is attributed with persuading Hugh Hefner in 1974 to purchase the Holmby Hills Playboy Mansion.

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    She then appeared in a West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader (1970), before appearing on a number of major TV series, showcased in The Bobby Vinton Show in 1976, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island as well from 1969 to 1976.

    Barbi Benton In Known for her role in a Comedy TV Series Hee Haw
    Barbi Benton In Comedy TV Series Hee Haw

    Years later, in her residence in Aspen, Colorado, The Girls Next Door television series visited her. With the crew, she expressed gratitude to the founder of playboy and indicated that both were still in excellent terms and are still friends.

    An Early Picture of Model Benton & Hefner
    Benton & Hefner 

    Benton also succeeded in recording Brass Buckles in 1975 as a recording artist. Her album was mentioned on the country singles chart of Billboard in 1975 as the top five hit. 
    Benton has recorded eight albums so far, the last of which she made in 1979. She also composed the songs, sang them, and in her albums she performed piano.

    Model Barbi Benton & Husband George Gradow Relationship

    Once engaged in an affair with Huge Hefner, Benton married George Gradow on October 14, 1979, after her separation from Huge. 

    In Picture: Barbie Benton and her husband George Gradow

    The couple share two loving children, a son named Alexander Gradow who was born on 23 August 1986 and a daughter named Ariana Gradow (born 13 July 1988). They split their time between Aspen and Los Angeles homes.

    Daughter Ariana Gradow and Mother Barbie Benton
    In Picture: Daughter Ariana Gradow and Mother Barbie Benton

    After marriage, the former Playmate Benton left her media career and gave devoted her time completely towards her family. 

    Barbie Benton also had a huge impact on the fashion industry as she was one of the famous designs in the 1970s.

    For more than three decades now, the pair is together. They're married happily and there's no public news of their divorce.

    Reportedly, George Gradow was an ordinary man while he married Barbie his better half was already a fashion icon and was a huge celebrity. The couple after all these years still share the love and affection for each-other.

    Salary and Net Worth

    As a successful model, Barbie was reportedly paid over $119k a year. Further, she also made a good amount from her album sales, fashion line and acting career.

    As of 2019, Benton's estimated net worth is around $20 million. She earned such a huge net worth from her decades-long career and if she haden't stopped for her family's happyness she could have been even bigger now. 

    She landed a number of breakout roles in many box office hit movies like Death stalker which became the commercially hit and collected over $11.9 million worldwide.

    Barbi Benton Height, Weight & Measurements

    Barbi Benton wasn't necessary a very tall individual but she sure was one of the most desired women of her time. She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs around 58 kg. 

    Sexy Playboy Model/Singer/Actress Daughter Ariana Gradow and Mother Barbie Benton
    Sexy Playboy Model/Singer/Actress Barbie Benton Flaunting Her Sexy Body

    Her body measures 37-25-37 inches. Further, she has dark brown hair and her eyes are blue.  
    Her bust size is 37 C, and wears U.S 8 size dress.