Barb Wire is a fictional character and the protagonist in the film "Barb Wire" (1996), played by Pamela Anderson. Barb is a former freedom fighter turned owner of the Hammerhead bar in Steel Harbor, a city in a dystopian future America. She is a tough and independent woman who takes on various dangerous assignments as a mercenary, often using her skills as a marksman and her knowledge of the city's criminal underworld to get the job done. Despite her rough exterior, she is also depicted as having a compassionate side and a sense of humor. Throughout the film, she is drawn into a conflict with the corrupt government and a revolutionary group, as well as dealing with her own personal demons and romantic entanglements.