About Barbi Benton
It has been calculated that the overall amount of Barbi Benton net worth reaches as high as 20 million dollars, as of right now. Barbi Benton has earned such a high net worth because of her career as an actress, singer and model.
She was born in 1950 in New York City and her real birth name is Barbara Lynn Klein. She was raised in a Jewish household. When she was 2 years old, she moved to California. There, she settled in Sacramento and was studying at Rio Americano High School. When she was 16 years old, Barbi Benton began her modeling career in order to support herself financially. Modeling eventually became one of the main sources of increasing the overall estimate of Barbi Benton net worth. When she graduated from high school, she enrolled to study at UCLA.
When she was 18 years old, Barbi Benton started to work with Playboy when she was asked to join its entertainment program called “Playboy After Dark”. She was one of the hosts of the show, joined by Hugh Hefner himself. In fact, they started dating and their relationship lasted for several years. As his girlfriend, Barbi Benton became the center of the whole Playboy franchise and this company has also added up to the overall size of Barbi Benton net worth.
Hugh Hefner was also the one who advised her to change her name to Barbi Benton, which sounded more marketable.
Barbi Benton has appeared on the cover of Playboy four times – in 1969, 1970, 1972 and 1985. She had a few nude layouts in the magazine in 1973 as well as 1975. However, Barbi Benton has never become a Playmate of the Month although her face appeared regularly in the magazine.
Then, she became a TV personality when she started to appear on “Hee Haw”. She also became a country singer and this career added up some extra revenues to the overall sum of Barbi Benton net worth, as well. Barbi Benton began to act and appeared in quite a few TV shows, series and films. Some TV shows, in which she has appeared, include “Fantasy Island” and “The Love Boat”.
Talking more about her relationship with Hugh Hefner, she was living with him in the period of 1969-1976. In fact, she was also the one who found the popular Playboy Mansion, where Hugh Hefner is still residing today. In one episode of the series called “The Girls Next Door”, Barbi Benton expressed her gratitude to Hugh Hefner that after their separation, they still remained friends.
As an actress, she is probably mostly known for her appearances in the TV series called “Hee Haw”, where she was appearing for 4 seasons. In 1977, she was appearing in the ABC series, which did not last for a long time, called “Sugar Time”. Barbi Benton has appeared in a few films, too, such as “Hospital Massacre”, released in 1982. All of these appearances not only made her name known even more, but also increased the overall size of Barbi Benton net worth.