He was always rubbing my neck, holding my hand, squeezing me and making me feel loved.
Benton has appeared four times in the cover of Playboy but never won the Playmate of the Month.
Hefner convinced her to change her name to Barbi Benton which is more marketable.
Barbi, who later became a country-and-western singer, starred in numerous pictorials.
She chose to begin a solo singing career with the album Barbi Doll released from Playboy Records.
Over the course of their eight-year relationship, he introduced her to fame and Hollywood while she coaxed him into parasailing, skiing and globe-trotting.