Barbi Benton
Barbi Benton
Real Name/Full Name Barbara Lynn Klein
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Barbi Benton
Birth Place: New York City, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 28 January 1950
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 161 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 123 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Mean Brunette
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: Rio Americano High School
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Religion: Judaism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: George Gradow
Kids/Children Name: Alexander Benton Gradow and Ariana Gradow
Profession: American retired model,  songwriter, actress, television personality, and singer
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: March 2023

There are some careers that only accommodate you when you are at a certain age bracket. Once you pass that bracket, you either retire or graduate to a coach or a trainer depending on what fits best. Alternatively, you can decide to take advantage of the exposure you have and venture into another related industry. When it was time for Barbi Benton to quit the modelling industry, she weighed all the options she had and realized that venturing into music and film industry would work perfectly for her.

Today, she is known as a retired American model, songwriter, actress, singer and television personality. Some of her work include as a four-season regular on Hee Haw comedy series and she has also severally recorded modest successful albums in the 1970s. She also appeared in Playboy magazine. Later on in life, she decided to retire in the 1980s from show business to raise her children.

Well, how well do you know about Barbi Benton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Barbi Benton’s net worth in 2023, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Barbi Benton to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on 28th of January in 1950 when this beautiful girl was born as Barbara Lynn Klein in New York City in the United States of America. Klein was born and raised in a Jewish family. However, this girl tends to be very secretive and talks very little about her background and life as a child.

Therefore, it has proven quite a challenge to prove who her real parents are. This is because, she only mentions that her father was a gynaecologist while her mom’s occupation was an investment counsellor. It is also not easy to figure out whether Barbi has any siblings or not.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Barbi Benton in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Barbi Benton’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 27th March 2023 having been born on 28 January 1950 . Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 161 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 123 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Mean Brunette.


Barbi was born in New York City and was raised in Sacramento and this is the same place where she spent much of her school year. Her parents believed in education and she was enrolled in Rio Americano High School where she had an opportunity of taking all kinds of lessons. Some of the lessons she took included scuba diving to piano.

She also took her modelling lessons in what they referred to as “tearoom modelling” while she was still at Rio Americano High School. After graduating from high school, she decided to become a veterinarian and enrolled into University of California and Los Angeles. However, after several lessons, she realized she was not ready to see blood.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Barbi Benton With Husband George Gradow
Barbi Benton With Husband George Gradow

Barbi Benton is a very successful woman as she has a balance in both career and personal life. Being married to the same person for more than 40 years is not a joke. This takes a lot of patience, love and trust and these are the same virtues that has kept Barbi’s and George Gradow’s marriage strong to date. Barbie Benton and George Gradow have been together for almost 50 years as they dated for several years before they decided to exchange marriage vows in 1979.

After their marriage, they enjoyed their time as a couple and went for 6 years before welcoming their first child. This might be because Barbi wanted to enjoy her time as an actress and a singer before quitting to start a family. After they welcomed their first child named Alexander Benton Gradow on the 23rd of August in 1986, Benton decided to retire from show business to raise her kids. Their second born was born on 13th July 1988 and was named Ariana Gradow. Since 2002, she has been working as an interior decorator.

Before Barbi Benton met George Gradow she was in a relationship with Hugh Hefner whom she dated for almost 10 years. The couple dated from 1969 to 1976.

Is Barbi Benton Lesbian?

Barbi Benton has been married to the same man for more than 40 years and before that, she had had Hugh Hefner for more than 6 years. this is enough information to prove that she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

She began modelling at the age of 16 years when she was still in high school. At the age of 18 years when in college at UCLA, Playboy gave her a job on their entertainment show titled Playboy After Dark. Although she was initially featured as an extra, Hugh Hefner promoted her to a co-host after falling in love with her. She has also done many songs when it comes to her music career some of which include; Brass Buckles, Roll You Like A Wheel and Staying Power among others.


Barbi might have left the music industry many years ago, but she still remains an icon to date. Due to the fact that she didn’t spend so many years as a singer, she didn’t receive any award or nomination in this field. However, as an actor, her work on short comedy skits won her TV Land Entertainer Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Barbi Benton in 2023

Barbi Benton Net Worth
Barbi Benton Net Worth

Barbi might have retired from the show business for more than 10 years but that does not make her poor. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at $25 million and is expected to rise even higher as she is now actively involved in the business world.

Not many people are as selfless as Barbi is. She sacrificed her career in the music and film industry when she was at the peak to commit herself into raising her kids. This can only be done by a loving and selfless mom like her.


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