Barbara’s real name was Angelita Aguas. Her slender figure, babyface and beautiful smile captured the interest of Regal Films producer Mother Lily and director Marilou Diaz-Abaya, who gave her the screen name Barbara Benitez. Her short bold career was launched in the 1985 movie, Sensual, in which Barbara engaged in softcore sex with both men and women. Her second and last movie was Climax, after which she disappeared from the public eye.
Little is known about Barbara’s life after her short acting career except that she was happily married to Roberto Edwin Gonzalez Francisco, with whom she had eight children. She and her family were living in Tahanan Village, Parañaque City. She resurfaced briefly in 2006 with a public plea for help in locating her husband after he went missing when returning from filing a burglary report at the police station.