Barbi Benton Biography

Updated On Nov 18, 2017 Published On Aug 16, 2017
Facts of Barbi Benton
Date of Birth: 1950 , January-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
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Barbi Benton spent her childhood in Sacramento and she attended "Rio Americano High School". Further, she joined the University of California, Los Angeles and received the graduation.

At her sweet sixteen, Barbi began modeling and at the age of 18, started working with Playboy as a model and made her 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 much more. 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 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.

Now, 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. Prior to 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 a number of Hugh's lovers such as Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole and so on filed a $35 million worth compensation against him.

American nationality holder, white ethnic girl, Benton has a height of 5.3 ft. The gorgeous model Barbi Benton has a perfect slim body with an attractive face. As of 2017, her net worth is $20 million, she earns her wealth mostly through her professional modeling career and from endorsement as well. 


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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.

Benton Television Personality


In 2012, Benton appeared in Million Dollars Room featuring her “Copper Palace” mansion in Aspen, Colorado. Besides this, she has made numerous appearances in television.

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.