Barbara Van Orden has had a multifaceted career. She became a leading print model who graced the covers of many leading magazines, eventually segueing into doing television commercials.
She became more involved in the entertainment industry when she developed into a night club singer, comedienne and actress. She began her singing career in the Catskill Mountains at Grossinger's where she opened for many of the greats, Milton Berle, Don Rickles and Red Buttons to name a few. She went on to do all of the Playboy Clubs working with Buddy Hackett, Morey Amsterdam, Soupy Sales, the list goes on.
She assumed a recurring role in television's WELCOME BACK KOTTER, and was seen in many TV films and series episodes. In between films and series, Barbara opened for many Vegas headliners.
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