She initially started as an extra on the show, but after Hefner fell in love with Benton, her role was quickly elevated to co-host. After recording two episodes, Hefner asked the young co-ed for a date. Upon being asked, she reportedly demurred to the thenyear-old Hefner: Hefner convinced her to change her name from Barbara Klein to the more marketable Barbi Benton.
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In , her family moved to Sacramento, California when her father, a military doctor, was assigned new duties there. Career She met Hugh Hefner in , when she was booked as "atmosphere" for his television show Playboy After Dark which filmed A-list entertainers performing in Hugh Hefner's mansion surrounded by Playboy Playmates. Benton said she pretended to be Hefner's girlfriend for a couple of episodes and soon found herself living the role full time. She was on her way to becoming a multifaceted icon of s glamour.