- Full Name Barbara Lynn Klein
- Nickname Barbi Benton
- Occupation Model, Actress, Television personality, Singer, Songwriter
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York City, USA
- Birth Date Jan 28, 1950
- Age 71 Years, 10 Months
Barbi Benton | BiographyShe was a four-season regular on the comic sitcom 'Hee Haw'
Benton got featured on the Playboy cover four times, in July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985. She was also featured in nude photo layouts in the December 1973 and January 1975 edition of Playboy magazine.
Barbi Benton is a former American model whose most notable feature was in Playboy magazine.
Who is Barbi Benton?
Barbi Benton is a retired model, actress, television personality, and singer from the United States. She is noted to be an interior decorator as well.
She began modeling when she was 16 years old. Two years later, Benton accepted a position at Playboy to perform on their entertainment show, Playboy After Dark. With time, she even got featured on the Playboy cover four times, in July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985. She was also featured in nude photo layouts in the December 1973 and January 1975 edition of Playboy magazine.
Subsequently, Benton secured a slot on Hee Haw, singing short comedic routines and having a successful career as a country singer. Her first release, 'Brass Buckles,' reached number five on the Billboard country singles list in 1975. In 1996, Lutricia McNeal even covered her 1976 hit 'Ain't That Just the Way.'
Simultaneously, Benton also established a career as an actor, starring in the West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader in 1970. She also appeared as a recurring performer on several popular television programs, including The Bobby Vinton Show in 1976, The Love Boat (1978-1987), and Fantasy Island (1978-1982).
How Old is Barbi Benton?
Barbi Benton was born Barbara Lynn Klein in a Jewish household on 28 January 1950 in New York City. Benton is 71 years old and alive as of November 2021.
Her father belonged to the medical field, serving the domain as a gynecologist, while her mother worked as an investment counselor.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Benton has a net worth of $20 million, owing to her career as an actor, musician, and model as of 2021.
Husband & Children
Benton shared marital vows with her husband, George Gradow, a real estate entrepreneur, on 14 October 1979. Benton and her husband have two children, a son, and a daughter. Alexander, their son, was born on 23 August 1986, and Ariana, their daughter, was born on 13 July 1988.
Benton and her husband are the proud owners of a contemporary home in Starwood, a posh enclave outside of Aspen's ski resort. Bart Prince, an architect from Albuquerque, designed the home. It took six years to construct the house and totaled 23,000 square feet of space. "The way the house looks is really a function of the steep site first of all and then of what Barbi and George wanted in terms of living space," recalled Prince in an article released by Wallpaper in 2018.
Besides, Benton custom-designed and acquired furniture herself. Moreover, the handrails are filled with Perspex tubes and marbles, and the house has office suites that contain fiber-optic lights entombed in the plastic resin desks. Furthermore, when the orbicular granite used in her husband's bathroom, bought from an Australian mine, lagged two pieces, Benton begged the mine's prior customers to leave some for her.
She also possessed an $11,950,000 mansion in Los Angeles, which was in the space of 11,608 square feet. The house, however, was put up for sale in 2011.
Did You Know?
Benton stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6m), according to IMDb.