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Date of Birth: 1950 , January-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Barbi Benton
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York
Ethnicity White
Profession Model, actress, and singer
Net Worth 20 million U.S dollar
Eye Color Green
Weight in KG 49 kg
Married Yes
Married to George Gradow (m. 1979)
Children Ariana Gradow, Alexander Benton Gradow
Divorce Ariana Gradow
Education Rio Americano High School
Awards Entertainer's Award
Movies Deathstalker
TV Show The Sonny & Cher Show

Quick Timeline of Barbi Benton

1950 Born in United States OF America.
1966 Started Modelling
1975 Music Career
1979 Married to George

Detail Timeline of Barbi Benton


Born in United States OF America.

Barbi Bento was born on 28th January 1950, as Barbara Lynn Klein to a Jewish family in NewYork City. Looking towards her nationality, Benton is an American and belongs to the white ethnicity.


Started Modelling

At the age of 16, Benton started modeling and after two years landed in Playboy and soon appered on "Playboy After dark" as co-host and beautiful compansions. 


Music Career

Barbi Benton released her first album in 1975, Barbi Doll. Till now she has released five albums such as Barbie Doll, Barbie Benton, Something New, Ain’t That Just the Way and Kinetic Voyage.


Married to George

The couple, Benton and George Gradow married on October 14, 1979, after dating a couple of years. The couple welcomed their first baby Alexander on 23 August 1986,  and second baby Ariana on July 13, 1988.


Playboy Model Barbara Lynn Klein is professionally known as Barbi Benton. Barbi is also an actress and singer, well recognized for appearing on the four-season of the comedy television series, Hee Haw and for recording numerous moderately victorious albums.

Barbi Benton is a native of New York City, New York, born on January 28, 1950, to a Jewish family. She along with her family moved to California at the early age of two. 

Barbi spent her childhood in Sacramento and she attended Rio Americano High School. Further, she joined the University of California, Los Angeles. She is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Barbi began her modeling career at the age of sixteen and at the age of eighteen, started working with Playboy as a model. She made an appearance on their entertainment show named, Playboy After Dark. During her career on Playboy, she appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine for four times.

Additionally, Benton has also worked on TV and appeared on The Sonny & Cher Show, Hee Haw, McCloud, Fantasy Island, Sugar Time, and many others. Furthermore, she debuted in big screen with the movie The Naughty Cheerleader.

Benton also starred in movies such as The Great American Beauty Contest, X-Ray, Deathstalker, For the Love of it, and The Third Girl from the Left.

Apart from the acting industry, she has contributed a lot to the music industry. Till now she has released five albums which are Barbie Doll, Barbie Benton, Something New, Ain’t That Just the Way and Kinetic Voyage.

Looking towards her personal life, Benton is a married woman. Her husband, George Gradow is a real-estate developer. The couple is blessed with two children: Ariana Gradow and Alexander Gradow.

Before her relationship with George, Barbi was in a relationship with Hugh Hefner for like seven years. The former couple dated each other from 1969-76. Barbi and some of Hugh's lovers such as Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole and so on filed a $35 million worth compensation against him.

Barbi stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and has a perfect slim body with an attractive face. As of 2018, Barbi Benton' net worth is reported to be around $20 million. She earns her wealth mostly through her professional modeling career and from endorsement as well.