Barbara launched her television career on the set of the original Hawaii 5-0. It was during this shoot, standing onthe bustling set, that she had the epiphany: “This is what I’ll do for the rest of my life!”

She moved to LA, immersed herself in acting classes and spent the decades since working and refining her craft. Barbara’s film credits include lead roles in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes ManhattanSoldier’s FortuneCop Target and Beyond Darkness. Television includes the mini-series Space, movie-of-the-week Bridge Across Time and appearances on highly popular television shows Knots Landing and The Colbys

2019 brought roles in the Deadhouse Films series Deadhouse Dark and in the Steve Jaggi Company romantic comedy Romance on the Menu. In the same year she wrote, executive-produced and starred in her first short film Over the Edge, a Hitchcockian thriller currently touring the international film festival circuit and won the Audience Award in the Dramatic/Horror Short category at the Coronado Island Film Festival.