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Birthday 28 January, 1950
Birthplace New York, New York, USA
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Dated Hugh Hefner, Two spreads in Playboy
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Barbi Benton Model Actress -

Born January 28, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name Barbara Lynn Klein

Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1) Barbi Benton was born on January 28, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress and composer, known for X-Ray (1981), Fantasy Island (1977) and The Love Boat (1977). She has been married to George Gradow since October 14, 1979. They have two children.

Family (2)




George Gradow (14 October 1979 - present) 2 children M1. Alexander Benton Gradow (8/23/86) F2. Ariana Gradow (1988)



Hugh Hefner Separated (1968-1976)



Alexander Benton Gradow

Ariana Gradow

Trivia (13)


(1969-76) Lived with Hugh Hefner.

At least two spreads in "Playboy" magazine.

Father is a doctor in Carmichael, California.

Has a son Alexander Benton Gradow (23 Aug 1986) and a daughter, Ariana Gradow (13 July 1988), with husband George Gradow.

She recorded country and pop albums.

Despite her liaison with "Playboy" Magazine's Hugh Hefner, she never was a Playmate of the Month, though she did appear on some covers and in various pictorials.

Is portrayed by Rebecca Herbst in Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)

Moved to Los Angeles when she was 16 and found some jobs modeling. She met and started a relationship with Hugh Hefner in 1968, when she was only 18 years old. He was 42.

Her first TV appearances were on the syndicated show, Playboy After Dark (1969), where she functioned as her boyfriend Hugh Hefner's co-host/sidekick.

Her father was a military doctor and later a physician in Carmichael, CA.

Her husband, George Gradow, is a real estate developer.

Recorded and released four albums for Playboy Records in the 1970s.

In 2002 became an Interior Decorator.

Personal Quotes (1) I believe that mink are raised for being turned into fur coats and if we didn't wear fur coats those little animals would never have been born. So is it better not to have been born or to have lived for a year or two to have been turned into a fur coat? I don't know.

Salary (1) Mir hat es immer SpaƟ gemacht (1970) 10,000 DEM

Barbi Benton (born Barbara Lynn Klein; January 28, 1950) is an American retired model, actress, television personality, and singer. She is known for appearing in Playboy magazine, as a four-season regular on the comedy series Hee Haw, and for recording several modestly successful albums in the 1970s. After the birth of her first child in 1986, Benton retired from show business to raise her family.

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

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