Facts of Barbi Benton
|Full Name:||Barbi Benton|
|Age:||70 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||January 28, 1950|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
|Birth Place:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Husband / Wife Name:||George Gradow|
|Profession:||Former model, actress, singer|
|Education:||UCLA High School|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
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Barbi Benton is an American actress, model, TV personality, and singer. She is well-known for her appearance in ‘Playboy’ magazine, TV series, ‘Heehaw’, ‘American Bandstand’, and her albums of the 70s. Benton retired in the 80s to raise her two children.
Furthermore, she had gained a lot of attention for being a longtime former girlfriend of the founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner.
Barbi Benton: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Religion
Barbi Benton was born on January 28, 1950, in New York City, USA. As of 2019, her age is 69. She came from a Jewish family and her father was a military doctor who later went on to become a physician as well. Barbi’s mother was an investment counselor.
Her family migrated to California when she was just 2 years old and she spent her childhood in Sacramento. She holds American citizenship and is Jewish.
Barbi Benton: Education
Regarding her education, she attended the Rio Americano High School and later joined the UCLA High School. She aimed to be a veterinarian. However, she had quit due to her career option in the show business.
Barbi Benton: Career, Professional Life, Awards
Barbi Benton started her career by modeling. She got an opportunity to feature in ‘Playboy’ at the age of just 18. She played as a substitute model on the ‘Playboy After Dark’ show. However, she was promoted by Hefner, the founder and she went on to become the co-host of the show.
She made an appearance on the cover of the famous magazine on three occasions, July of 1969, March of 1972, and December of 1985. Moreover, she gave audition for nude photos in December of 1973 and January pf 1975.
Barbi enjoyed her career as a country singer and then made an appearance in the West German comedy movie ‘The Naughty Cheerleader’ in 1970. Also, she took part in the short comedy series ‘Sugar Time!’ and made appearances in TV series including ‘The Sonny and Cher Show’ and ‘Hee Haw’. Her performance on ‘Hee Haw’ earned her a huge appreciation.
Also, she worked as a recording artist and singer. ‘Brass Buckles’, her single song, topped at #5 on the Billboard’s country singles chart in the year 1975 after which she released her first album ‘Barbi Doll’ in the same year which came to #17 on the US chart. Some of her famous songs include ‘Brass Buckles’(1975), ‘Ain’t That Just the Way’(1976), among others.
She received ‘TV Land Awards’ in the year 2007 for her performance in ‘Hee Haw’.
Barbi Benton: Net Worth
According to some notable online sources, Barbi Benton has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.
Barbi Benton: Husband, Marriage, Kids, Affairs, Relationships
Barbie Benton’s relationship status is married. She got married to the retailer and entrepreneur, George Gradow in the year 1979 and since then, their relationship has been going strong. They were in a relationship long before they got married.
The couple has two children together, Ariana Gradow(born July 13, 1988), and Alexander Benton Gradow(born August 23, 1986). After she retired from the show business, she worked as an interior decorator.
Before her marriage, she had a famous affair with Hugh Hefner between 1969 and 1976. Hefner was the founder of ‘Playboy’.
Barbi Benton: Height, Weight
Benton has a height of around 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of around 58 kg. Her hair color is dark brown and her eyes are blue.
Barbi Benton: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
The 69-year-old former model does not seem to be active on social media sites.
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