Ashley Benson Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $3 million.
MODEL AND ACTRESS
Ashley Victoria Benson is a 25 year old actress and model. She was born and raised in Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, California. Her family consists of her mother Shannon Harte, her father Jeff Benson and her older sister Shaylene. She is best known by her popular role of Hanna Marin in ABC’s hit show Pretty little liars. Want to know more about this multi-talented beauty? Read on to find out more!
At age four, Benson began to dance competitively, specializing in styles of ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical dance. By age 5, she had appeared in various musical films and had began modelling in dance catalogs. By the time she was 8, she began modelling under the Ford Modelling Agency in various print advertisements. She also appeared in a Lil’ Romeo music video as a Schoolgirl in 2002. She made a brief appearance in an episode of Zoey 101in 2005. She has also appeared in music videos for NLT’s “That Girl”, One Call’s “Blacklight” and Hot Chelle Rae’s “Honestly”
She began pursuing a formal acting career in the year 1999, working and appearing in a number of commercials, transitioning effortlessly into film and television acting. In 2004, Benson was signed on to NBC’s most popular daytime soap opera Days of our lives. She played the role of Abigail Deveraux (commonly abbreviated to Abby), the oldest child of the couple Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton. She worked on the show till May 2007, when her character left town to go to London after a conflict with one of the central characters, never to return to the show again.
She began her career in films with a guest role as one of the Six Chicks in 13 going on 30 (2004) and played the role of Carson in Bring it on: In It to Win It (2007). To act in the lead role of this movie, she had to end her contract with NBC’s Days of Our Lives. In 2008, she went on to play a witch disguised as a cheerleader in an episode of popular American TV series Supernatural. Later that year, she appeared in the Lifetime made-for-television original film Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal where she played head cheerleader Brooke. The movie is based on the true story which took place in McKinney North High School in Texas. She also landed a supporting role in Bart got a room, which aired mainly on film festivals in 2008 before having a limited release in 2009.
In 2009, Benson signed her first contract with ABC when she agreed to be part of the TV show Eastwick. The show was based on the novel The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike. Joanna Frankel, Katherine Gardener, and Roxanne Torcoletti were three dissatisfied women living in Eastwick, a town in New England. Yearning for excitement in their lives, each of the women desperately make a wish for “something to change”. The following day, a furtive stranger named Darryl Van Horne arrives and begins courting each of the women in turn. Darryl eventually informs the women about their talents and encourages them to explore their unique abilities. However, as the series progresses, the three unlikely friends begin to worry about Darryl’s ultimate intentions. She played the role of Mia Torcoletti- Roxanne Torcoletti’s daughter. The show only ran for a duration of 13 episodes before ABC cancelled it, but by then it had already gained a cult status and following among its viewers. Little did Ashley know that something greater was in store for her.
Shortly after Eastwick was pulled off air, Benson was signed on to play the role of Hanna Marin in ABC’s hit show Pretty Little Liars. The show’s pilot episode aired on June 8 2010, and from then on, Benson has been an integral part of the show. The role Ashley Benson played as Hanna Marin was that of a popular, bold and daring girl who cares deeply about her friends and struggles with body image issues. Before Allison’s disappearance (Essayed by Sasha Pieterse), Hanna was an overweight teenager who was constantly mocked by Allison. Post her weight loss and Allison’s disappearance, she took her place as the ‘It- Girl’ of the clique.
SOME MEMORABLE QUOTES
As a character on Pretty Little Liars, Hanna Marin is well known for speaking her mind, in the quirkiest way possible! Here are a few memorable quotes from the show
STYLE AND FASHION
It’s hard to talk about one of the stars of the most fashionable TV shows on air without talking about her style and attitude. Hanna Marin has a very edgy, glamourous sense of style. Though the style is both glamourous and eye catching, it is rarely ever conventional.
Ashley Benson’s real life style is quite different with the Disney child star choosing to play it safe with colours and playing with patterns and cuts. She does not stray away from fun patterns and bold prints. Benson is well known for her blonde hair and crystal clear blue eyes, two well known features of hers which she chooses to constantly emphasize on with good hair styling and sultry eye make up.
The Pretty Little Liars star is doing quite well for herself. Recently,the 25 year old actress purchased a $2.2 million house in Hollywood Hills. The house measures 3,085 sq. feet and has three luxurious bedrooms. It was previously owned by other celebrities such as Australian Pop Singer Kylie Minogue and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.
The home features an oversized living room, a master bedroom with two closets, a stylish kitchen, a dining hall and table that can serve up to twelve people at once, an extensive wood panelled library and a dining room with a built in book case, a pool and a deck with an amazing view overlooking Hollywood hills.