Barbieri first gained public recognition as a fashion model for Vogue and Victoria's Secret. Moreover, Barbieri acted in several low-budget straight-to-video movies in the early to mid 1990s and appeared as a pool hustler in the Double or Nothing (1992) episode of the erotic drama series Red Shoe Diaries with Ely Pouget, Francesco Quinn, and Lisa Boyle. In 1995, she appeared in The Misery Brothers, in The Watcher episode "The Human Condition", and in The Dangerous. She also appeared in the Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass. :561 Her last role was as Beverly Hills psychiatrist Dr. Angela Cross in the TV movie Night Eyes 4: Fatal Passion. :582 She posed for a nude pictorial in the October, 1994 issue of Playboy and was "the girl" in Michael Bolton's music video for "Completely".