From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Barbarella was originally a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest, who originated the character for serialisation in the French magazine V-Magazine in 1962. It was subsequently published as a stand-alone book by Eric Losfeld. The comic stars Barbarella, a young woman who has numerous adventures, often involving sex, while journeying around the galaxy.
1980's pop band Duran Duran takes its name from a character in Barbarella. One of Barbarella's missions is to find a scientist named Durand Durand. One of the band's hit songs is entitled "Electric Barbarella".
The British band Jamiroquai mentions a "baby Barbarella" in their hit song "Cosmic Girl".
"Barbarella as a Boy" is a title of an Izzy Novak song, featured in the computer game Devil May Cry.