The Great Barbi Benton Through Pictures Then and Now

By | July 31, 2018

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Actress Barbi Benton poses for a portrait session at home in circa 1979 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Beautiful Barbi Benton parlayed her fruitful modeling career into a moderately successful career as an actress, singer, and comedian in the late-1960s and 1970s. One of the best known PB bunnies and Hugh Hefner’s lover and soul mate, Benton has since removed herself from the spotlight and exposure she garnered during the seventies and eighties to tackle the role of wife and mother. 

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Benton Was A Cover Girl Four Times

Demonstrating a longevity that is rare in models, Barbi Benton appeared on the cover of four issues of Hugh Hefner's magazine, in three separate decades. Her first cover appearance was on the July 1969 issue of PB. She followed that up with two covers in the 1970s, in March of 1970 and May of 1972. Her final cover was for the December 1985 issue. In between times, she frequently appeared within the pages of the magazine in photo essays.