Born as Barbara Ambas Forteza in real life on July 31, 1997 in Laguna, Barbie Forteza is a Filipino actress and is into modeling. She started her career in show business in 12009 and she made some appearances on various TV shows in GMA 7 including First Time and Stairway to Heaven which is a Koreanovela remake, Pilyang Kerubin, Nita Negrita, Dear Friend: My Christmas List, Spooky Night Present: Kalansay, Party Pilipinas, Ikaw lang ang Mamahalin, Tweets for my Sweet, Maynila: Bet Kita!, Maynila: Care Giver,and Paroa: Ang Kuwento Ni Mariposa. She also appeared in movies including Ang Darling Kong Aswang, Puntod, Wapakman, Tween Academy: Class of 2012, The Road, Ang Panday 2, Sossy Problems, Si Agimat, Si Entengg Kabisote, At Si Ako.
Barbie was able to bag the title of New Movie Actress of the Year which was awarded during the 26th PMPC Star Awards. This was due to her award winning actress in Puntod. She is also pursuing a singing career and had her self titled debut album to be released by the MCA Music on April 2013. Barbie remains single but she is open in discussing about her admiration for Joshua Dionisio. The GMA Artist Center of GMA currently handles her acting career.