Facts of Barbi Benton
|Full Name:||Barbi Benton|
|Birth Date:||January 28, 1950|
|Profession:||Actress, Model, Singer|
|Height:||5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)|
|Married||George Gradow (1979)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Size||37-25-37 inches|
|Birth Place||New York City|
|Education||the Rio Americano High School, UCLA|
|Kids||Ariana Gradow, Alexander Benton Gradow|
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Barbi Benton is an American actress, model, and singer, who is famous for being a long-term girlfriend of American businessman Hugh Hefner.
How old is Barbi Benton? Bio, Nationality, Education
Barbi Benton was born Barbara Lynn Klein on 28th January 1950, in New York City, the United States of America. Currently, she is 69 years old and her horoscope is Aquarius. Her father was a military doctor who later worked as a physician. Her mother was an investment counselor. However, there is no information regarding her parents’ identity, family, and siblings.
Barbi holds an American nationality and belongs to Jewish ethnical background. At the tender age of 2, she moved to California along with her parents and spent her early days in Sacramento. Barbi attended the Rio Americano High School. Later, she joined the UCLA where she studied to be a veterinarian. Later, she dropped to pursue a career in acting.
What is the Net Worth and Salary of Barbi Benton?
Barbi Benton is a successful actress, model, singer, and musician who has earned a decent amount of net worth from her career. Modeling and acting career were the major sources of income for her while a career as a singer and musician also helped her increasing her fortune to millions of dollars. As a model, she was paid more than $119k a year.
As of 2019, Benton has an estimated net worth of around $20 million. She has earned a whopping amount from her decades-long Hollywood career. She landed a number of breakout roles in many box office hit movies like Deathstalker which became the commercially hit racking up more than $11.9 million worldwide.
In the year 2011, she listed her lavish LA mansion for $11.950 million. Her lavish mansion has 8 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. The house in the year 2011 took on the market but did not sell and now it is a now vacation rental for an unknown amount of money. Benton bought this house in the 1970s and lived until 2010. Currently, she resides in a lavish home in Colorado. Also, she is a proud owner of many luxurious cars but the information regarding her cars are missing from the media.
Who is Barbi Benton Married to? Husband
Barbi Benton is married to George Gradow in the year 1979, and till now their relationship as husband and wife is going very strong. Her husband is a real estate developer. They dated for years before they tied the knot in the late 70s. Benton shares two children with her husband, a daughter Ariana Gradow (born on 13th July 1988) and a son Alexander Benton Gradow (born on 23rd August 1986).
After her retirement, Barbi divided her time between their homes in Los Angeles and Aspen. The loving couple has been together for around four decades and still sharing the same marriage journey together with no rumors of divorce. Before marrying George, Benton was in a relationship with former Playboy Magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner. She was one of the all-time favorite girlfriends of Hugh who died on 27th September 2017.
Barbi Benton’s Height and Weight
Barbi Benton stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and her body weight is around 58 kg. She has a perfect body with measurements of 37-25-37 inches. Benton has got dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her bra size, dress size, and shoe size is still missing from the media.
Barbi Benton’s Career
After completing her graduation, she began modeling. Barbi got an opportunity to feature in Playboy at the age of 18 and she did not let that chance slip through her hands. Initially, Benton was a substitute model on the Playboy After Dark show but later she was promoted to a co-host of the show. She appeared on the cover of Playboy four times: July 1969, Mach 1972, and December 1985.
Barbi Benton’s Acting Career
She appeared in the West Germany comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader in the year 1970. In the year 1977, she was a part of the short comedy series Sugar Time! starring Didi Carr and Wynn Irwin. Later, she appeared in many TV shows and movies and won millions of hearts with her amazing talent.
Benton played in TV series such as The Sonny & Cher Show and Hee Haw. Barbi left Hee Haw to focus on her career in Hollywood the mid-1970s. Some of the movies Benton’s worked included Hospital Massacre, Deathstalker, For The Love of It. Deathstalker (1983) was the last movie she worked on before her retirement which starred Lana Clarkson, Rick Hill, and Richard Brooker. However, she retired from her acting career in late 2000.
Barbi Benton’s Singing Career
Barbi also gained fame as a recording artist and a singer. Her single Brass Buckles topped #5 on the Billboard’s country singles chart in the year 1975. The same year, Benton released her first album Barbi Doll that picked #17 position on the US country chart. Later, she released four albums.
Benton has been a very successful singer who has also released singles like Staying Power, The Reverend Bob, and Roll You Like a Wheel. One of Barbi’s hit songs was Ain’t That Just the Way (1976), which was a number one hit in Sweden for 5 weeks.
Benton is not active on any sorts of social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.