Barbi Benton Net Worth

Barbi Benton is an American model, actress, television personality and singer, best known for her long-term relationship with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. She has appeared on Playboy covers four times and spreads twice, and co-hosted Playboy after Dark with Hefner. She was also a regular on the comedy series Hee Haw for four seasons, and released five solo albums. Benton has also acted in films such as Hospital Massacre and Deathstalker, and appeared on many television shows, including Sugar Time!, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, The Girls Next Door, The Hollywood Squares, The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Former Girlfriend of Hugh Hefner
Birth Day January 28, 1950
Birth Place New York City, New York, United States, United States
Barbi Benton age 73 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Aquarius
Occupation Playboy model Recording artist Actress Interior decorator
Years active 1970–1986
Spouse(s) George Gradow (1979–present)
Partner(s) Hugh Hefner (1969–1976)
Children 2

💰 Net worth: $15 Million

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Benton (initially credited as Barbi Klein) appeared on the cover of Playboy four times: July 1969, March 1970, May 1972, and December 1985 and in additional nude photo layouts in the December 1973 and January 1975 issues. Though she was featured in a number of photo-essays, she was never a Playmate of the Month. She landed a spot on television's Hee Haw doing short comedy sketches, and subsequently enjoyed a career as a country singer. She also began acting, and appeared in the West German comedy film The Naughty Cheerleader (1970), before appearing as a featured repeat performer on a number of popular television series, including The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. Benton lived with Hefner from 1969 until 1976 and is known for discovering the Playboy Mansion West, where Hefner resided until his death in 2017. Years later, when the television series The Girls Next Door visited her in Aspen, Colorado, she expressed gratitude that the two had remained friends.


Benton achieved some success as a recording Artist. Her record "Brass Buckles" (1975) was a top-five hit on Billboard's country singles chart. Benton has recorded eight albums, the last of which she personally produced in 1979. She also composed the songs, sang them, and played piano. One of her better-known songs was "Ain't That Just the Way" (1976). It 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.


Benton left Hee Haw after four seasons to concentrate on a more Hollywood-oriented career. She also starred in the short-lived 1977 ABC-TV comedy series Sugar Time!, about an aspiring female rock group and in films including the slasher Hospital Massacre (1982).


Benton married George Gradow, a real-estate developer, on October 14, 1979. They have two children, Alexander (born August 23, 1986) and Ariana Gradow (born July 13, 1988). They divide their time between homes in Aspen and Los Angeles.