|Celebrated Name:||Barbi Benton|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Barbara Lynn Klein|
|Age:||71 years old|
|Birth Date:||28 January 1950|
|Birth Place:||New York City, U.S.|
|Husband/Spouse (Name):||George Gradow (m. 1979)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ariana Gradow, Alexander Benton Gradow)|
|Is Barbi Benton Lesbian/Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Model, Singer, Actress|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$22 million|
|Last Updated:||October 2021|
Barbara Lynn Klein or Barbi Benton, is an American model, actress. She is also a television personality and singer. Benton also appeared in Playboy magazine, on the comedy series Hee Haw, and for recording several modestly successful albums in the 1970s.
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Early Life & Biography
Benton or Barbara Lynn Klein was born in New York City. She was born to a Jewish family. Her father was a gynecologist. and her mother was an investment counselor.
Benton grew up in Sacramento and went to Rio Americano High School. She took all kinds of lessons, which included everything from scuba diving to piano. She even did some “tearoom modeling” while in school. She enrolled at UCLA to become a veterinarian. But unfortunately gave up that career option as she could not stand the sight of blood.
Barbi Benton, on October 14, 1979, got married to real estate developer George Gradow. They have two children, Alexander (born August 23, 1986) and Ariana (born July 13, 1988). They have divided their time for their stay in their homes in Aspen and Los Angeles.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 28 January 1950, Barbi Benton is 71 years old as of today’s date 9th October 2021. Her height is 1.60 m tall, and her weight is 58 kg.
Benton began her modeling career at the age of 16. After high school, she attended UCLA. At age 18, she took employment with Playboy to be featured in their entertainment show, ‘Playboy After Dark.’ She was initially an additional on the show, but soon host Hugh Hefner fell crazy with Benton. Thus her role was quickly promoted to co-host.
After recording two episodes, Hefner was impressed with her and asked the young co-ed for a date. The 2 began a relationship that lasted several years and helped place Benton within the center of the Playboy enterprise.
She has credited Hugh Hefner for convincing her to shop for the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in 1974.
Benton appeared on the cover of Playboy multiple times. Although she was featured in a number of photo-essays, she was never featured as a Playmate of the Month. She got a spot on television’s Hee Haw doing short comedy skits, and subsequently enjoyed a career of a country singer. She also began acting and featured in the West German comedy film named, The Naughty Cheerleader in 1970.
Benton left Hee Haw after four seasons to put her concentration on a more Hollywood-oriented career. She also took part in the short-lived comedy series, broadcasted in ABC-TV, Sugar Time, which was about an aspiring female rock group and in films including the slasher Hospital Massacre (1982).
Awards & Achievements
Benton achieved a good amount of fame as a recording artist. Benton record “Brass Buckles” released in 1975 was among the top-five hit on Billboard’s country singles chart. Benton has also recorded eight albums. The last one was the one she personally produced in 1979. She also composed her songs herself, sang them, and also played piano. Her famous song was “Ain’t That Just the Way” (1976). The song was a number one hit in Sweden for more than a couple of weeks.
She even won the TV Land Entertainer Award for her work in short comedy skits.
Net Worth & Salary of Barbi Benton in 2021
Being a famous model for Playboy Enterprise and an impressive actress for many TV Series, Barbi Benton has acquired a net worth of $22 million as of October 2021. She currently shares three houses where she splits time with her Businessman Husband. Her Net worth includes her properties and earnings.
Model, actress, and singer Barbi Benton is known for her appearance in the Playboy magazine. Her appearance in the comedy series Hee Haw made her famous in Hollywood, and she came to be known for her acting. As a singer, she came to be known for the songs that she had recorded in her albums in the 1970s. The Jewish lady had earned a lot of fame and fortune with her work she had put into her career.