- Category : 1909-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (15)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
Italian film actress who appeared in 62 films between 1935 and 1978. She was sometimes credited as Pauline Baards.
After her film debut in a small role in Campo di Maggio (1935), in 1936 she produced and had the leading role in Amazzoni bianche by Gennaro Righelli; the film had a huge commercial success and launched her career. Barbara was one of the most requested and popular divas in the 1930s Italian cinema industry; in 1941 she met the director Primo Zeglio who later became her husband. In 1943, with the worsening of the war, Barbara moved to Spain where she starred in several films. After the war she moved back in Italy where she failed to recover her popularity, however appearing in dozens of films, sometimes directed by her husband, usually in supporting roles.
She died in Rome on 2 October 1989.