One of the most rated U.S Model is Barbi Benton, She is retired now and you might be anxious regarding her Biography, The current life she lives now? How Old Is Barbie?, Her Children & Net Worth, Read on as we cover the full Wiki of Barbie Benton Age, House & Daughters.
BARBI BENTON [KEY BIOGRAPHY]
|Birth Name||Barbara Lynn Klein (F)|
|Birth Date (Age)||28th January 1950 (69 Years)
|Birth Place||New York City (United States)
|Famous For||American Model, Actress & Singer|
|Education||Rio Americano High School|
|Ethnicity||White (Born Into Jewish Family)|
|Children||Alexander Gradow (1986), Ariana Gradow (1988)
|Relationship||Wife Of George Gradow (Married. 1979)
|Net Worth||$20 million (Known. Playboy Magazine & Hee Haw)
WHO IS BARBI BENTON?
Playboy Magazine would never be pronounced without Remembering the former playmate Barbi Benton. She has been one of the center of Playboy Enterprise. Barbi who is a renowned Model, Actress & less famous Singer was once a model for Playboy who appeared on four covers and two spreads. During her debut modelling session where she went nude, Barbi was shy and would make the Photographer turn back while she change poses.
In addition to her showbiz career at Playboy Magazine, Barbi Benton was also a featured singer on syndicated TV comedy series Hee Haw. She appeared on the show for 4 Houses. Regarding her singing career, Barbi who left Hee Haw after 6 years in 1976 debut album was Barbi Doll under Playboy Records, followed by a self titled album Barbi Benton. Her single project “Brass Buckles” off Barbi Benton album was quite famous which hit the country heavily in 1976.
Subsequently, Barbi also started as an actress and has appeared on X-Ray and popularly TV Series which include 1977 short lived series Sugar Time.
EARLY LIFE OF BARBI BENTON [BIO, WIKI & AGE]
When Barbi was born on the 28th of July 1950, (Aged 69) as of today, She was birth named Barbara Lynn Klein which was later changed to Barbi Benton in 1969 before she debuted in a German Film What’s a Nice Girl like You Doing in a Business like This?. She got her name changed when the directors required for a more American Name. Benton was born into a Jewish Family and blessed to Klein family, She was given birth to in New York City but her Parents moved out of NYC to Sacramento, California. Her father was a gynecologist while her mom was a counselor for investors.
We can conclusively say Benton grew up in California and had her high school completed at the Famous Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, Lesser do we know that Barbi Benton had began her modeling career since High School, She took “tearoom modeling” lesson while schooling at Rio Americano School. After completing her Basic Education, she took in the passion of becoming a Veterinary physician at University Of California. She gave up the career of a veterinarian after realizing Blood Streams are irritating.
Two years after, She began her modeling career and acted as Playboy Model few moments after she started. Barbi Benton starred on the TV Series Playboy After Dark as the Girlfriend of the Late Hugh Hefner. Barbi was 18 then and started dating the Co-Founder of Playboy Magazine Hefner after 2 sessions of the Series. As said earlier Benton starred on 4 magazine covers for Playboy Mag in July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985 respectively.
MARRIED LIFE OF BARBI BENTON [HUSBAND]
Ever since Barbi was born, She only had relationship with two man Hugh Hefner & George Gradow. Her second relationship with Gradow which was a successful one. Barbi started her first relationship with Hefner who she met during Playboy After Dark shoot, Benton who was invited by Hefner after about 2 sessions of the series for a Date was 19 years then, while Hefner was aged 42.
The two started dating after series of catchy events, During their courtship, Barbi Benton being the Lover of Hefner changed her status for a Regular actress to a Co-Host, She was also placed as one of the notable woman in Playboy Enterprise. Benton could as be credited as Playboy Mansion West Influencer. Hugh & Barbi relationship ended after about 9 years of Dating, They remained as friends since they stopped hanging around in 1976.
Consequently, Barbi got over Hefner and met with Gradow, We can vividly say George and Benton relationship is one of the most scintillating out there. George Gradow who was Businessman and a financial advisor was actually hoping to Marry Benton since she spot her while watching the TV Series Sugar Time. One of his workers Liz Prince who knows Barbi’s mother arranged a meeting for the couple who later fell in love overtime.
Benton never meet George as a husband in 1977, Instead she was in romance with an actor named Andrew Prine. When her relationship life with Prince failed she invited Gradow over and started dating officially. They later tied the knot in October 1979, 3 years of leaving Hugh Hefner. Benton’s husband George studied Law at New York University but was later abandoned. His dad is a Physician who migrated with his wife to San Francisco in 1938 where George was raised.
BARBIE BENTON SON, DAUGHTER & HOUSE.
After getting married happily in 1979, Barbi and Gradow have lived happily ever, It’s over 5 decades now and no divorce rumors has been heard for either sides, After 7 years of marriage, The Gradow family was blessed with Alexander in August 1986, In the late 1987 she got pregnant and gave birth to Ariana Gradow in July 1988. Details regarding Barbi Benton children was not leaked publicly but the two children of Gradow are performing well in their career.
Benton lost the Playboy Mansion after she her relationship fizzled up with Hefner. The gorgeous actress who’s the wife of the real estate guru George Gradow lived in 28-room Pasadena palace which was later put up for sale at a price tag of $12 million after George got things locked up with IRS regarding Tax issues.
Barbi & Gradow currently lives in a 27,000-square-foot Starwood home tagged Copper Palace in colorado, The multi-millionaire house took more than 4 years to build and it began with a typical architectural concerns. Asides Colorado, They also have house in Aspen & Los Angeles.
WHAT IS BARBI BENTION DOING NOW?
Benton who was a major star in Playboy Enterprise,She left the showbiz business in the late 90s to focus major on public interviews where she still made mention of her life in Playboy Mag. Today, Barbi Benton seems to have end her days of Hollywood and she currently work as an Interior Decorator & Designer who built a home where a dinner party for 150 was possible.
BARBI BENTON NET WORTH
Being a renowned model for Playboy Enterprise and an actress for many TV Series, Barbi Benton has an accumulated net worth of $20 million and currently shares 3 houses where she splits time with her Businessman Husband.