Barbi Benton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10.Apr.2018
Facts of Barbi Benton
Date of Birth: 1950 , January-28
Age:68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
NameBarbi Benton
Birth Place/CityNew York
ProfessionModel, actress, and singer
Net Worth20 million U.S dollar
Eye ColorGreen
Weight in KG49 kg
Married toGeorge Gradow (m. 1979)
ChildrenAriana Gradow, Alexander Benton Gradow
DivorceAriana Gradow
EducationRio Americano High School
AwardsEntertainer's Award
TV ShowThe Sonny & Cher Show
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Barbi Benton is a former model and actress who appeared in several movies and TV series. She is a former Playboy model who appeared in the Playboy Magazine’s various issues.’ Benton even a singer as well and released 4 studio albums and few singles. She retired from her career in late 2000.

She appeared in numerous films and TV programs including The Third Girl from the Left, American Bandstand, Charlie’s Angels and Riptide. Her last appearance in a TV show in 2012 when she featured in the HGTV program Million Dollar Rooms.

Early Life of Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton was born on 28 January 1950 in New York City. She is an amazing model and actress and a very good singer as well.

She was born in New York City in the United States of America. She belongs to the ethnicity white and nationality American.

She conquered it all and after being so rich and successful she always managed to stay away from controversies. She is a very humble human being and always smiled while giving interviews as well. 

Barbi Benton's Career

From Playboy to Hollywood Movies and TV

Barbi Benton showed the signs of becoming a real model and a great actress from her childhood and she did start very early. She began modeling after graduating from the UCLA high school.

CAPTION: Young Barbi Benton SOURCE: Pinterest


At the age of 18, she got an opportunity to feature in Playboy and she did not let that chance slip through her hands. Initially, she was a substitute model on the Playboy After Dark show but after Hefner promoted her as a co-host of the show.

Benton appeared on the cover of Playboy four times: July 1969, Mach 1972, and December 1985. She also auditioned nude photo layouts in the December 1973 and January 1975 issues.

Continued Success in TV programs and Films

Benton then did short comedy sketches, and subsequently enjoyed a career as a country singer. She then appeared in the West Germany comedy film The Nighty Cheerleader in 1970.

She left Hee Haw to focus on her Hollywood oriented career in the mid-1970s. In 1977, she was a part of the short comedy series Sugar Time! She later appeared in many TV shows and movies and won millions of hearts with her amazing talent.

CAPTION: Former Playmate Barbi Benton SOURCE: Zimbio


She played in TV series such as The Sonny & Cher Show and Hee Haw. Some of the movies she has been a part of include the likes of Hospital Massacre, Deathstalker, For The Love of It.  

Musical Career

Benton also gained a fame as a recording artist and a singer. Her single Brass Buckles topped #5 on the Billboard’s country singles chart in 1975. The same year, she released her first album Barbi Doll went at #17 position on the US country chart.

She later released four albums. She has been a very successful singer as well and some of the singles to her grasps are Staying Power, The Reverend Bob and Roll You Like a Wheel. 

Barbi Benton's Net Worth and Body Measurement

Barbi Benton has been hugely successful in her career throughout her life and it has given her great earnings and she has been living her dream because of those earnings.

She has a jaw-dropping net worth of $20 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth. She has earned a hefty amount from her four-decade-long Hollywood career.

In 2011, she listed her lavish mansion on $11,950, 000. She bought this house in the 1970s and lived until 2010. She currently resides in a lavish home in Colorado. She 5 feet 3 inches tall and has a perfect body measurement.

Barbi Benton's Personal Life

Barbi is a married woman. She married George Gradow in the year 1979 and till now their relationship as husband and wife is going very strong. The main secret to their success in the relationship is of course trust and mutual understanding.

As the couple is going very strong there is a minimum chance of a divorce to occur in their lives. She has two children with her husband Ariana Gradow and Alexander Benton Gradow.

Neither she nor her husband has been implicated with rumors of cheating or infidelity throughout their marriage. 

CAPTION: Barbi Benton and her husband George Gradow SOURCE: Articlebio


Benton’s husband, George Gradow is a realtor and entrepreneur. He seems to be a loyal husband of former model Benton.

Before marrying George, she was in a relationship with former Playboy Magazine's founder Hugh Hefner. And she was one of the all-time favorite girlfriends of Hefner. Hefner died on 27 September 2017.