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Age: 32 \\ Best known as: Vicki the Robot on Small Wonder
The plotan engineer builds a robot that looks just like a 10-year-old girl and “raises” her in his homewas absurd, and the production quality laughable. What made Brissette’s Vicki so memorable were the machine’s awkward attempts to fit in. “There were times when I’d try to sneak human emotion into the scene,” explains Brissette, “and my producers would always say ‘No, no! You’re a robot!’” She still finds herself drawn to human feelings, working as a nurse in Boulder, Colorado.