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Barbi Benton


Barbi Benton was born on January 28, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Lynn Klein. She is an actress, known for Fantasy Island (1977), The Love Boat (1977) and McCloud (1970). She has been married to George Gradow since October 14, 1979. They have two children. See full bio »

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Known For

Fantasy Island Bunny Kelly / Courtney / Dee Dee Verona / Erica Clark / Joan Michaels / Marsha Garnett / Miss Winslow / Molly Delahanti / Shirley Russell
(1978-1982)
The Love Boat Kiki Atwood / Barbi Benton / Brigitte LeBlanc / Cathy Somms / Lucy
(1978-1987)
McCloud Shannon Forbes
(1975)
X-Ray Susan Jeremy
(1981)

Filmography

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 1978-1987 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Kiki Atwood / Barbi Benton / Cathy Somms / ...
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... Barbi Benton
 1986 Riptide (TV Series)
Gina Potter
- Playing Hardball (1986) ... Gina Potter (as Barbie Benton)
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nurse Sue Beth
- Murder in the Electric Cathedral (1986) ... Nurse Sue Beth
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Susan Lancaster
- Catfight (1984) ... Susan Lancaster
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Caroline Trent
- And the Wall Came Tumbling Down (1984) ... Caroline Trent
 1983 Deathstalker
Codille
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Ava
- The Purrfect Crime (1983) ... Ava
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Courtney / Miss Winslow / Joan Michaels / ...
- House of Dolls/Wuthering Heights (1982) ... Courtney / Miss Winslow
- The Love Doctor/Pleasure Palace/Possessed (1980) ... Molly Delahanti
- PlayGirl/Smith's Valhalla (1980) ... Erica Clark
 1981 X-Ray
Susan Jeremy
 1981 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Kitty Rhinestone
- The Cowboy Connection (1981) ... Kitty Rhinestone
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Sal
- Ponch's Angels: Part 2 (1981) ... Sal
- Ponch's Angels: Part 1 (1981) ... Sal
 1980 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Toni Green
- Island Angels (1980) ... Toni Green
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Anita
 1980 When the Whistle Blows (TV Series)
Dixie Lee Griffin
- Miss Hard Hat USA (1980) ... Dixie Lee Griffin
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Joan
- The Challenges (1979) ... Joan
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Holly
- Design for Death (1979) ... Holly
 1977-1978 Sugar Time! (TV Series)
Maxx Douglas
- Occupational Hazard (1978) ... Maxx Douglas
- Maggie and Al: A Love Story (1978) ... Maxx Douglas
- Punk Rock (1978) ... Maxx Douglas
- Testing Maxx (1978) ... Maxx Douglas
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Shannon Forbes
- Park Avenue Pirates (1975) ... Shannon Forbes
 1973 The Third Girl from the Left (TV Movie)
Melanie
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
Miss Iowa
 1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Liz
- We'll Walk Out of Here Together (1972) ... Liz (as Barbara Benton)
 1970 Mir hat es immer Spaß gemacht
Lynn Keefe (as Barbara Benton)
 1968 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #2.8 (1968) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Barbi Doll" (1973) Playboy Records See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 22 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Barbara Benton | Barbie Benton

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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