Barbi Benton Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Modeling, Acting, Singing, Personal Life and Family

Published Date   27th Aug. 2017, 22:41 pm
Barbi Benton Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Modeling, Acting, Singing, Personal Life and Family
Quick Info
Birth Name: Barbara Lynn Klein
Date of Birth: 28/01/1950
Age: 71 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $20 million

Best known as American for appearance in Playboy magazine, Barbi Benton net worth rose as became a successful model/actress/singer.


Born in 1950, Barbi Benton is an American model, singer and actress. Barbi Benton net worth accelerated after she appeared in the Playboy magazine and comedy series Hee Haw. Moreover, she gained popularity even for recording several successful albums in 1970s. Beginning from 1980s, she somewhat left show business so that she could focus more on her children.

Early Life and Education

Barbi Benton was born Barbara Lynn Klein on January 28, 1950 in New York City, New York in the United States. She was born to a Jewish family and grew up in Sacramento, California. When she was 2 years old, she moved to California with her parents where she attended Rio Americano High School. After completion of high school, Benton went to UCLA.

Modeling Career and Playboy

Barbi Benton started her career as a model from the age of 16. A couple of years later, she took a job with Playboy and appeared on their entertainment show Playboy After Dark. In the show, she was the co-host and companion to show’s director, Hugh Hefner.

During this time, Hefner asked Benton out and started a relationship. Consequently, Barbi Benton net worth grew for she became the center of the Playboy enterprise. Hefner convinced Barbara Klein to adopt more marketable name Barbi Benton.

Barbi Benton net worth escalated as she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine four times on July 1969, March 1970, May 1972 and December 1985. Moreover, she appeared in nude photo layouts in December 1973 and January 1975 issues. She was featured in a number of photo-essays but she never became the Playmate of the Month.

Acting and Singing Career

The Playboy model later got a role on television’s Hee Haw where she did short comic sketches. She additionally progressed as a country singer. Later, she appeared in the West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader released in 1970. Furthermore, Barbi Benton net worth as an actress rose as she appeared as performer on several popular television series including The Love Boar and Fantasy Island.

She left Hee Haw after four seasons so that she could focus on Hollywood-oriented career. As a result, she got a chance to star in the ABC comedy series Sugar Time! and Hospital Massacre (1982).

In addition to acting, she took her music career sideways. She recorded “Brass Buckles” (1975) rose to top-5 hit on Billboard’s country singles chart. Later, Benton continued to record more albums. Barbi Benton net worth hiked as she recorded 8 albums which were modestly successful. She was the composer, the pianist and the singer.

One of her popular songs was “Ain’t That Just The Way” (1976) which was number one in Sweden for 5 weeks. Dutch singer Patricia Paay even recorded the song in 1977.

Relationship and Personal Life

After 2 sessions of Playboy After Dark, Hefner asked Benton for a date. They soon got into relationship which lasted for several years. They stayed together in Playboy Mansion from 1969 to 1976. However, she later expressed that they two has remained friends.

Benton later married a real-estate developer, George Gradow on October 14, 1979. The couple has two children: Alexander, born on August 23, 1986 and Ariana Gradow, born on July 13, 1988. The family stays both in Aspen as well as Los Angeles.

Barbi Benton Net Worth

The beautiful Playboy model, Barbi Benton net worth increased due to her versatility and boasting talent. The established model/singer/actress, Benton has a net worth of $20 million.

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