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Barbie Forteza

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In this Philippine name, the middle name or maternal family name is Ambas and the surname or paternal family name is Forteza.
Barbie Forteza
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Barbie Forteza receiving a 2013 Candy Style Award
Born Barbara Ambas Forteza
(1997-07-31) 31 July 1997 (age 19)
Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines
Other names Barbie
  • Actress
  • model
  • recording artist
Years active 2009–present
Agent GMA Artist Center
Musical career
Labels MCA Music

Barbie Forteza, (born Barbara Ambas Forteza on 31 July 1997 in Biñan City, Laguna, Philippines), is a Filipina commercial model and actress, 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 Network
2009 Stairway to Heaven Young Jodi GMA Network
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
Magic of Christmas: The 2016 GMA Christmas Special Herself/Performer
2017 Meant to Be Billie Bendiola


Year Title Role Studio
2009 Puntod Baby Independent Film
Ang Darling Kong Aswang Aileen OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
Wapakman Parlita Meneses Solar Entertainment Corporation
2010 Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Bratty GMA Films
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
M-Zet Productions
Imus Productions
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Kara GMA Films
The Road Ella GMA Films
Regal Films
Ang Panday 2 Bilara GMA Films
2012 Sossy Problems Becca
Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Cameo GMA Films
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
M-Zet Productions
Imus Productions
2013 My Little Bossings Rosy OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
K Productions
2014 Full Moon Mica Lovely Nell Entertainment
Mariquina Young Imelda Cinemalaya
2015 Saranghaeyo #ewankosau Calixta "Kai" Luna Independent Film
2016 Laut Nadia BG Productions International
Tuos Dowokan Cinemalaya



Year Title Label Certification
2013 Barbie Forteza MCA Records TBD

Awards and recognition[edit]