After recording two episodes, Hefner asked the young co-ed for a date. Though she was featured in a number of photo-essays, she was never a Playmate of the Month. Hefner convinced her to change her name from Barbara Klein to the more marketable Barbi Benton. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 20, She grew up in Sacramento and attended Rio Americano High School and took all kinds of lessons — from scuba diving to piano — and even did some "tearoom modeling" while in school. Upon being asked, she reportedly demurred to the thenyear-old Hefner: "I don't know, I've never dated anyone over 24 before.
Brynlee. Age: 27.
It was a number one hit in Sweden for 5 weeks, was also a major hit for Lutricia McNeal in , and was recorded by the Dutch singer Patricia Paay under the title Poor Jeremy in
Sadie. Age: 28.
She initially started as an extra on the show, but after host Hugh Hefner fell in love with Benton, her role was quickly elevated to co-host. She grew up in Sacramento, where her father was a gynecologist and her mother worked as an investment counselor. Her record "Brass Buckles" was a top-five hit on Billboard's country singles chart.