Barbara Lynn Klein, sometimes known as Barbi Benton, is an actress and model from the United States. She is both a singer and a television personality. In the 1970s, Benton was also known for his appearances in Playboy magazine, in the comedy series Hee Haw, and for recording a few modestly successful records.
Barbara Lynn Klein, sometimes known as Benton Klein, was born in New York City. She grew up in a Jewish family. Her father practiced gynecology. Her mother worked as an investment advisor. Benton attended Rio Americano High School in Sacramento where he grew up. She enrolled in a variety of classes, ranging from scuba diving to piano. While in school, she even did some “tearoom modeling.” She enrolled at UCLA to study veterinary medicine. However, she was unable to pursue that career path since she could not stand the sight of blood.
Benton began modeling when she was 16 years old. She went to UCLA after high school. She joined Playboy at the age of 18 to be a part of their entertainment show, ‘Playboy After Dark.’ She started off as an extra on the show, but Hugh Hefner quickly became obsessed with Benton. As a result, her job was swiftly elevated to that of co-host. Hefner was so taken with her after recording two episodes that he asked her out on a date. The two established a connection that lasted several years and aided in positioning Benton at the heart of the Playboy operation. Hugh Hefner is credited with persuading her to go shopping for the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in 1974. Benton was featured on the cover of Playboy on several occasions. Despite the fact that she appeared in a number of photo essays, she was never named Playmate of the Month. She landed a position on Hee Haw singing short comedic sketches and went on to have a successful country music career. In 1970, she began performing and appeared in the West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader. After four seasons on Hee Haw, Benton left to pursue a more Hollywood-oriented career. She has appeared in films such as the slasher Hospital Massacre and the short-lived ABC-TV comedy series Sugar Time, which was about an aspiring female rock band (1982).
Barbi Benton married George Gradow, a real estate entrepreneur, on October 14, 1979. Alexander (born August 23, 1986) and Ariana (born August 23, 1986) are their two children (born July 13, 1988). They have divided their time between their homes in Aspen and Los Angeles for their stay.
Barbi Benton, who was born on January 28, 1950, is 72 years old today, February 20, 2022. Her height is 1.60 meters and she weighs 58 kilograms.
Barbi Benton has a net worth of $22 million as of February 2022, thanks to her work as a model for Playboy Enterprise and an amazing actress in a number of TV shows. Her net worth is made up of her assets and earnings. Barbi Benton is a model, actress, and singer most known for her debut in the Playboy magazine. Her role in the comedy series Hee Haw made her popular in Hollywood, and she gained a reputation as an actress. She became well-known as a singer in the 1970s for the songs she recorded on her albums. With the work she had put into her job, the Jewish lady had amassed a great deal of renown and riches.