Barbie Forteza

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Barbie Forteza
Barbie Forteza at the Meant to Be production presentation.jpg
Barbie Forteza at the Meant to Be production presentation, in November 2016
Born Barbara Ambas Forteza
(1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 20)
Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines
Other names Barbie, Kizzy, Krissy
  • Actress
  • model
  • recording artist
Years active 2009–present
Agent GMA Artist Center
Musical career
Labels MCA Music

Barbara "Barbie" Ambas Forteza (born 31 July 1997) is a Filipina commercial model and actress. She is best known for starring in That's My Amboy, Meant to Be and Inday Will Always Love You.


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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]



Year Title Role
2009 Stairway to Heaven Young Jodi
Dear Friend: My Christmas List Abby / Abegail
2009–10 SOP Fully Charged Herself / Performer
2010 First Time Cyndi Gomez
Pilyang Kerubin Charity Santos / Charity Dimaano
Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts Barbara "Bambi" Fortez
2010–11 Jillian: Namamasko Po Maggie Molina
2011–13 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2011 Nita Negrita Antoinette / Nita Raymundo / Nita Negrita / Netnet
Spooky Nights Various Roles
2011–12 Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin Katherine Somera / Mylene Fuentebella
2012 Tweets For My Sweet Adele Reyes
Luna Blanca Book 2 Teenage Blanca
Maynila Various Roles
Magpakailanman: The Maricel Apatan Story Young Maricel Apatan
2012–13 Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Mariposa De Guzman / Princess Aira
2013 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Boyong / Girlie
Anna KareNina Anna Karenina "Karen" Villarama Zamora
Maynila Various Roles
Magpakailanman: Kambal na Sapi Kristine
2013–15 Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer
2013 Genesis Faith
2014–16 The Half Sisters[5] Diana M. Valdicañas-Alcantara
2015–present Sunday PinaSaya Herself / Mainstay
2015 Dangwa Mary / Yaya May Flower Catacutan
Maynila: Felingera na Assumera Pa Phoebe
Maynila: Status: It's Complicated Janice
Maynila: Finding Mr. Right Marivic
2016 That's My Amboy Maria Rosario 'Maru' Carreon
Magpakailanman: Anak sa Mundo ng Droga Ava
2017 Meant to Be Maria Belinda "Billie" Bendiola
Love is... Sophia
2018 Inday Will Always Love You Happylou "Inday" Magtibay


Year Title Role
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 Cameo
2013 My Little Bossings Rosy
2014 Full Moon Mica
Mariquina Young Imelda
2015 Saranghaeyo #ewankosau Calixta "Kai" Luna
2016 Laut Nadia
Tuos Dowokan



Year Title Label Certification
2013 Barbie Forteza MCA Music TBD

Awards and recognition[edit]

Performance Awards
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Result Source
2017 40th Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Tuos Nominated [6]
9th Ani ng Dangal Awards Ani ng Dangal Awardee Laut Won [7]
2016 36th Fantasporto International film Festival Best Actress Won [8]
2015 38th Gawad Urian Awards Best Supporting Actress Mariquina Won [9]
2014 Cinemalaya Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [10]
2010 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actress of the Year Puntod Won [11]
Special Awards
Year Award Giving Body Category Result
2013 Candy Magazine Awards Most Stylish Rising Star Won
Candy Magazine Awards Most Stylish BFF with Bea Binene Won
32nd Annual Huwarang Ina Awards Most Outstanding Female Teleserye Artist Nominated
2012 YES! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars Included
2nd Yahoo! OMG Awards Most Promising Actress of the Year Nominated
Party Pilipinas Most Liked Awards Most Liked Loveteam with Derrick Monasterio Nominated
2011 YES Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars Included
2010 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Awardee Won
1st Yahoo! OMG Awards Awesome Young Actress Won
Google Zeitgeist 2010 Top 10 Fastest Rising People Top 2
FAMAS Awards Most Animated Celebrity of the Night Won