Barbi Benton is famous as a model and series regular on the popular country music / comedy show "Hee Haw. " As a model, she appeared several times in and on the cover of Playboy magazine. Benton also maintained a long domestic partnership with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Besides "Hee Haw," Benton also appeared, most notably, on the fantasy seris "Fantasy Island," the romantic comedy seires "The Love Boat," and her own variety show "Sugar Time!" during the 1970s and 1980s. She also released multiple albums and had a top five hit on the Billboard country chart. Benton was an amiable pretty face, better known for her knockout looks than her other talents, but by the dawn of the 1980s, her sexpot brand seemed old-hat, and Benton's career ebbed to a quiet close. In 2006, Benton resurfaced in an unfortunate way; she plead guilty to charges of tax evasion and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.