Barbara Ambas Forteza, is a Filipina actress and commercial model. She played the young Jodi in GMA Network's remake of the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven and Cyndi Gomez in First Time.
When Barbie began, she immediately showed her exceptional talent in drama, which made her stand out from the child actresses of her time. Now, as Tween royalty and a young rising star, she is idolized and looked up to by many young fans all over the world, and she is one of the people in showbiz responsible for the spread of the Tween phenomenon.
Barbie Forteza won New Movie Actress of the year in the 26th PMPC Star Awards for the indie film Puntod. She will be releasing her self-titled debut album in April 2013 under MCA Music. This is her first foray into singing after starring in successful TV series like Paroa, Luna Blanca and First Time. She has recently released her debut single called, Meron Ba which was used as theme song for GMA's adaptation for the Koreanovela, Big.