Barbi Benton Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Husband, Kids, Height
Barbi Benton is an American actress, model, and singer, who is famous for being the long-term girlfriend of American businessman Hugh Hefner.
What is the Nationality of Barbi Benton?
Barbi Benton was born Barbara Lynn Klein on 28th January 1950, in New York City, the United States of America. Currently, she is 72 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.
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.
Educational Background of Barbi Benton
Barbi attended the Rio Americano High School. Later, she joined 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 her major sources of income for her while a career as a singer and musician also helped her increase 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 a 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 new 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.
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 founder Hugh Hefner. She was one of my 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.
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 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 German 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 in the mid-1970s. Some of the movies that she has worked on included Hospital Massacre, Deathstalker, and 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 singer. Her single Brass Buckles topped #5 on Billboard’s country singles chart in the year 1975. The same year, Benton released her first album Barbi Doll which picked the #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.
FAQ of Barbi Benton
Which ethnic background does Barbi Benton belong to?
Barbi Benton belongs to Jewish ethnic background.
What is the body measurement of Barbi Benton?
Barbi Benton has a perfect body structure that measures 37-25-37 inches.
How long did Hugh Hefner have a relationship with Barbi Benton?
Hugh Hefner and Barbi Benton dated for nine years. The couple started dating in 1969 and ended up in 1976. After the breakup, Hugh told that he only regrets not marrying Barbi because it eventually led to their breaking up.