Born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1974. Graduated from the Escola de Teatro Macunaima and from Centro de Pesquisa Teatral (CPT), coordinated by the director Antunes Filho. Theater, cinema and television actress, she participated in plays such as Hell and Vênus em Visom, both directed by Hector Babenco. She also worked in the short Produto Descartável (2003), for which she was awarded best actress at Gramado Festival, and in the features Se Puder… Dirija (2013), Never Old to Meow (2014) and My Hindu Friend (2015, 39th Mostra). Bárbara directed the shorts Making of My Hindu Friend (2015, 39th Mostra) and Talk to Him (2018, 42nd Mostra). Her first feature film as a director, Babenco - Tell Me When I Die (2019, 43rd Mostra), won the award for best documentary at Venice International Film Festival.