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Forteza in 2016
Barbara Ambas Forteza

(1997-07-31) July 31, 1997 (age 25)
Biñan, Laguna, Philippines
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • singer
  • host
  • vlogger
Years active 2007; 2009–present
Agent Sparkle
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Title Kapuso Primetime Princess
YouTube information
Years active 2017–present
  • Travel
  • make up
Subscribers 1.33 million
Total views 38.8 million
Associated acts
Subscriber and view counts updated as of July 17, 2022.

Barbara Ambas Forteza (born July 31, 1997), professionally known as Barbie Forteza (Tagalog: [ˈbɐɾbɪ pɔɾˈtɛsa]), is a Filipino actress, dancer, singer, host, and vlogger. She is the recipient of several accolades, including both international and local awards.

Early life

Forteza was born on July 31, 1997, in Biñan, Laguna, to Imelda and Tony Forteza. She has a sister, Gabrielle Vierneza.


Barbie Forteza
Forteza in 2013

She is known for her roles such as young Jodi in GMA Network's remake of the 2003 South Korean television drama series, Stairway to Heaven and Cyndi Gomez in First Time. Forteza also appeared in several movies such as: Tween Academy: Class of 2012, The Road and the indie film, Puntod in which she won as New Movie Actress of the Year in the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. In April 2013, Forteza released her self-titled album, Barbie Forteza under MCA Records with the carrier single, Meron Ba which was used as the theme song for GMA Network's Koreanovela, Big.

In 2014, Forteza was chosen to play one of the lead roles in the television series, The Half Sisters, along with Thea Tolentino.

In August 2014, she won the Best Supporting Actress award in the new breed category at the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, for the film Mariquina, portraying a teenage version of Mylene Dizon's character Imelda.

In 2016, she won the Best Actress Award in 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival when she portrayed a sea gypsy for the indie film, Laut. The film was also shown in the Pune International Film Festival.


Television series

Year Title Role(s) Note(s) Network Ref.
2022–present Maria Clara at Ibarra Maria Clara "Klay" Infantes Lead role / protagonist GMA Network
2022 Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss Steffy Dy Special participation / Cameo
Mano Po Legacy: The Family Fortune Lead role / protagonist
2021 Heartful Café Corazon "Cors" Guest role
2020–21 Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday Ginalyn Agpangan Escoto Lead role / protagonist
2019 Love You Two Venus Guest role
Kara Mia Kara Machado Lacson Lead role / protagonist
2018 Super Ma'am Pearly Guest role
Inday Will Always Love You Happylou "Inday" Magtibay Fuentes / Happylou "Inday" Fuentes-Melendez Lead role / protagonist
2017 My Love from the Star Herself Guest role
Meant to Be Maria Belinda "Billie" Bendiola Lead role / protagonist
2016 That's My Amboy Maria Rosario "Maru" Carreon Tapang / Maria Rosario "Maru" Tapang Romero
2015 Dangwa Mary "Yaya May Flower" Catacutan Guest role
2014–16 The Half Sisters Diana Mercado Alcantara / Diana Mercado Valdicañas Lead role / protagonist
2013 Genesis Faith Guest role
Anna Karenina Karen Lead role / protagonist
2012–13 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Mariposa de Guzman / Princess Aira
2012 Luna Blanca: Ang Ikalawang Yugto teen Blanca Sandoval Buenaluz
2011–12 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Katherine Somera / Mylene Avelino Fuentebella
2011 Nita Negrita Antoinette / Nita Raymundo / Nita Negrita / Netnet
2010–11 Jillian: Namamasko Po Maggie Molina Guest role
2010–12 Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts Barbara "Bambi" Fortez Lead role / protagonist
2010 Pilyang Kerubin Charity Santos / Charity Dimaano
First Time Cyndi Gomez
2009 Stairway to Heaven young Jodi Reyes Guest role

Television variety shows

Year Title Note(s) Network Ref
2020; 2021–present All-Out Sundays Guest (2020); Main host / Performer (since 2021) GMA Network
2015–19 Sunday PinaSaya Supporting cast / Co-host
2013–15 Sunday All-Stars Performer / Co-host
2010–13 Party Pilipinas
2009–10 SOP Performer

Television comedy shows

Year Title Role(s) Network Ref.
2019 Daddy's Gurl Pureza GMA Network
2016–18 Pepito Manaloto KatKat
2013–16 Vampire ang Daddy Ko Girlie / Boyong
2012 Tweets for My Sweet Adele Reyes

Television anthologies

Year Title Role(s) Network Ref.
2022 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Bida Kontrabida Sleeping Beauty GMA Network
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Lelang and Me Scarlet / Luningning
Magpakailanman: My Bipolar Mom Ashley
2021 Regal Studio Presents: My Birthday Wish Joana
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Captain Barbie Captain Barbie
I Can See You: The Lookout Emma Castro
2020 Magpakailanman: My Everlasting Love (The Joji and Alyssa Mendoza Story) Alyssa Mendoza
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Sa Ilalim ng Buwan Kayla
2019 Wagas Presents: Wait Lang... Is This Love? Mayumi "Yummy" Bubuyog
Magpakailanman: Ang Pagmulat ng Binulag na Kasambahay (The Bonita Baran Story) Bonita "Bonet" Baran
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Lola Enchanted Genie Lyn
2018 Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Okay Ka, Genie Ko!
Maynila: My Sister's Secret Elvie
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White
Wagas: Love at Panganib (The Erick and Gia Fernandez Love Story) Gia Fernandez GMA News TV
APT Entertainment Lenten Presentation: Elehiya Lucia GMA Network
Tadhana: Ola Kala Jessica
Magpakailanman: Ang Babaeng Tinimbang Ngunit Sobra (The Melinda Mara Story) Melinda "Dang" Mara
2017 Maynila: Love Potion Drew
Tadhana: Beauty and Bahrain Mimay
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Tatay Pitong at Pilyong Nokyo Starla
Eat Bulaga!'s Lenten Presentation: Mansyon Yayen Neruda
2016 Magpakailanman: Anak sa Mundo ng Droga Ava
Dear Uge: My Yaya Poser May
2015 Maynila: Status, It's Complicated! Monique
Maynila: Finding Mr. Right Apple
2014 Wagas: Ang Mga Pag-ibig ni Datu Ambiong Unknown GMA News TV
Maynila: Queen of My Heart Lauren GMA Network
Maynila: One True Heart Erin
Maynila: Mimay Luv Mimay
Maynila: Love in Between Rachel
Wagas: Randolf and Mel Love Story Mel GMA News TV
Maynila: Love Pretends Carla GMA Network
Maynila: Spirit of the Heart Carrie
2013 Magpakailanman: Kambal na Sapi Cristine
Maynila: My Brother's Lover Jenny
Maynila: Care Giver Unknown
Maynila: Tibok at First Sight Abby
Maynila: Prinsesa ng Pag-ibig Prince / Princess
Maynila: Room for Love Geri
Maynila: Trust in Love Unknown
2012 Maynila: Love Express Unknown
Magpakailanman: Chef with no Hands (The Maricel Apatan Story) young Maricel Apatan
Maynila: Bet Kita Pam
Spooky Nights: Kalansay Cheska
Maynila: True as Gold Mira
2011 Spooky Nights: Ang Manananggala (Battle of the Half-Sisters) Marvi
2010 Maynila: Step Yes, Step No Carly
2009–10 Dear Friend: My Christmas List Abby / Abigail


Year Title Role Ref.

Shake, Rattle and Roll 9

Young Marionne (segment: Bangungot)
2009 Puntod Baby
Ang Darling Kong Aswang Aileen
Wapakman Parlita Meneses
2010 Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Bratty
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Kara
The Road Ella
Ang Panday 2 Bilara
2012 Sossy Problems Becca
Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Barbie
2013 My Little Bossings Rosy
2014 Full Moon Mica
Mariquina Young Imelda
2015 Saranghaeyo #ewankosau Calixta "Kai" Luna
2016 Laut Nadia
Tuos Dowokan
2017 This Time I'll Be Sweeter Erika
2018 Almost A Love Story Baneng



Year Title Certification
2013 Barbie Forteza

Awards and recognition

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