Barbi Benton Biography
|Date of Birth:||1950 , January-28|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 3 Inch|
|Birth Name||Barbara Lynn Klein|
|Birth Place/City||New York|
|Profession||Model, actress, and singer|
|Net Worth||20 million U.S dollar|
|Hair Color||dark brown|
|Breast Size||27 inches|
|Waist size||25 inches|
|Hip Size||37 inches|
|Weight in KG||58 kg|
|Famous for||Playboy magazine, Hee Haw|
|Affair with||George Gradow|
|Married to||George Gradow (m. 1979)|
|Children||Ariana Gradow, Alexander Benton Gradow|
|Education||Rio Americano High School|
|TV Show||The Sonny & Cher Showm Hee Haw|
Barbi Benton is a former model and actress who appeared in several successful movies and TV series. She gained the international fame after she appeared in the Playboy Magazine. Benton is also a singer and released 4 studio albums and few hit singles.
Moreover, Benton retired from her career in late 2000. Benton's successful projects are 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.
Regarding her personal life, she is married to a business personality or entrepreneur, George Gradow in 1979. The couple shares two children, a son and a daughter together.
Early Life And Education Of Barbi Benton
Barbi Benton was born on 28 January 1950 in New York City, under the birth sign Aquarius. She belongs to the ethnicity white and nationality American. She is from a Jewish family. Her father was a military doctor and later physician.
At the tender age of 2, Benton made her moved to California along with her parents. And spending her early days in Sacramento, she attended the Rio Americano High School.
Later, she joined the UCLA High School where she was about to be a veterinarian but had to give up due to her career option.
Barbi Benton's Career
From Playboy to Hollywood Movies and TV
Barbi Benton began modeling after graduating from the UCLA high school.
At the age of 18, Bento 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 Naughty Cheerleader in 1970. The movie starred Hampton Fancher, Jeff Cooper, and Broderick Crawford.
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! starring Didi Carr and Wynn Irwin. She later appeared in many TV shows and movies and won millions of hearts with her amazing talent.
She played in TV series such as The Sonny & Cher Show and Hee Haw. Benton earns a huge appreciation from her performance on the show, Hee Haw where she shares the screen with Roy Clark, Buck Owens, and Minnie Pearl. Some of the movies she has been a part of include the likes of Hospital Massacre, Deathstalker, For The Love of It. Her last movie before retirement includes Deathstalker (1983) starring Lana Clarkson, Rick Hill, and Richard Brooker.
Her works helped her to win ''TV and Award'' in 2007. Moreover, Benton retired from her career in late 2000.
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.
Benton achieved some success as a recording artist. Her record "Brass Buckles" (1975) was a top-five hit on Billboard's country singles chart. She has recorded eight albums and produced her last album in 1979. She also composed the songs, sang them, and played the piano.
One of her better-known songs was "Ain't That Just the Way" (1976), which was a number one hit in Sweden for 5 weeks, was also a major hit for Lutricia McNeal in 1996, and was recorded by the Dutch singer Patricia Paay under the title Poor Jeremy in 1977.
Barbi Benton's Net Worth
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.
Moreover, as of 2018 Benton has a jaw-dropping net worth of $20 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest. She has earned a hefty amount from her four-decade-long Hollywood career. Moreover, she earned 10,000 DEM from a 1970 movie Mir hat es immer Spaß gemacht.
In the year 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.
Barbi Benton's Personal Life
Barbi Benton 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. The couple had an affair for years before tiding the knot.
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, a daughter Ariana Gradow (born on 13th July 1988) and a son Alexander Benton Gradow (born on 23rd August 1986).
After her retirement, she divided her time between their homes in Los Angeles and Aspen, then started working as an interior decorator since 2002.
Neither she nor her husband has been implicated with rumors of cheating or infidelity throughout their marriage. The couple is inseparable for decades without any rumor about their divorce and extramarital affairs.
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 Hugh Hefner who died on 27 September 2017.
Barbi Benton's Body Measurement
- Height: Barbi Benton stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches tall.
- Body Measurement: Benton has a perfect body measurement of 37-25-37.
- Weight: As of 2018, she has a weight of 58kg
- Breast Size: 37 inches
- Waist Size: 25 inches
- Hips Size: 37 inches
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Blue
- Age: As of 2018, her age is 68.
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