Melody Thomas Scott (born April 18, 1956) is a popular American actress. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is also credited by her maiden name, Melody Thomas. Her first film credit was in the 1964 Alfred Hitchcock movie Marnie. After bit parts in movies the mid-'70s, she was offered bit parts on nighttime series such as The Waltons, The Rockford Files, and Charlie's Angels. In 1979, she was offered to assume the part of stripper Nikki Reed on the serial The Young and the Restless. Over time, her character reformed and became an important part of Genoa City society, as she married Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). She has been married to one of the producers of the program, Edward Scott, since 1985. She was parodied in the satire publication The Onion in 1999, in which a picture was edited to show her holding a Daytime Emmy (that year, Susan Lucci won the Emmy after 19 nominations). The caption read: Awards Given Out Randomly To Skinny Blonde Women.