Barbara Gianna is a character in DEXTER. Introduced during Season Three, Barbara works in Miami Metro Vice as an undercover cop and meets Detective-Sergeant Angel Batista when he thinks he is propositioning a prostitute. After constantly nagging at her, she finally agrees to date Angel. Their relationship progresses when she is injured while working. Although they are seen together at Rita and Dexter's wedding, they have broken up by the beginning of Season 4, mentioning that "[they] wanted different things".
Barbara is a woman in her early to mid 30's with straight, blonde hair. She's seen wearing primarily the corporate-casual attire for a detective in Miami with long-collared jackets and dress pants, with a button up shirt. If she's undercover, her wardrobe becomes more open to reveal more skin and typically involves low-cut shirts, pantyhose and short-shorts.
Her personality can come off as partially controlling, when first meeting Angel Batista she leads him on with a perfect undercover prostitute's attitude. Upon finding out he's a cop, however, she becomes very strict with him. Her mood however lightens when Batista shows that he's simply out there to seek any human connection to fill the loneliness he suffers from being isolated from his ex-wife and daughter. The two eventually begin seeing one another, with her flirtation being rather soft.