It was Hefner who suggested that she change her name from Barbara to Barbi.
Although she grew up in California, she was actually born in New York.
Barbi met and started a relationship with Hugh Hefner when she was only 18 years old. Hef was 42.
Barbi grew up in Carmichael, CA.
Appearing together on a talk show once in the early 90's, Barbi's husband joked that he gave her an unlimited budget to redecorate their residence and she exceeded it.
Her first TV appearances were on the syndicated show Playboy After Dark where she functioned as beau Hugh Hefner's co-host/sidekick.
According to Celebrity Sleuth Magazine, Barbi's measurements are: 34B-23-34.
Barbi currently resides in Carbondale, Colorado with her husband and son.
Barbi has green eyes.
Barbi was offered the role of Daisy Duke on Dukes of Hazzard but turned it down because she thought the script was cheesy.
Barbi made a surprise appearance on the E! reality series Girls Next Door. She and old beau Hugh Hefner reminisced about the old days much to the consternation of Hef's three current galpals.
In what was probably the best dramatic role of her career, Barbi guest starred on an episode of McCloud entitled Park Avenue Pirates playing a singer named Shannon Forbes.
Barbi made numerous guest appearances on both Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.
Barbi starred in the short-lived ABC series Sugar Time which ran from 1977-78.
Barbi was a regular on Hee Haw from 1971-76.
Her real name is Barbara Klein.
Barbi is 5 feet, 3 inches tall.
Barbi's father was/is a physician in the U.S. military.
Barbi and her husband have a son named Alexander.
Barbi appeared in several Playboy pictorals but surprisingly was never Playmate of the Month.
Barbi married George Gradow, a real estate developer, on October 14, 1979.
Barbi lived with Hugh Hefner from 1969-76.
Barbi recorded and released four albums for Playboy Records in the 1970's.
When she first started dating Hugh Hefner when she was 18 and he was 42 she said "I've never gone out with anyone older than 24" and he said, "That's all right. Neither have I."
Barbi: I believe that mink are raised for being turned into fur coats, and if we never used them, those little guys would never have been born.