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Parker McPhinney (born 21 November 1960; age 53) is the model and actress who appeared as the nude art class model in the opening scenes of the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode "A Matter of Perspective". She received no credit for this appearance and was the first model ever who appeared nude on television. 
McPhinney studied acting in the BFA theatre performance program at University of Memphis in the 1980s and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She is also a photographer, filmmaker, columnist, astrologer, and jewelry maker. As model she posed for photographers and artists in the Los Angeles art world since 1986. The same year, she was also featured in the television drama Suicide: A Teenage Dilemma.
McPhinney created the three minute 16mm film Ritual which was selected for Long Beach Public Library's permanent avant-garde video collection. Her documentary Surrounded By Art can be found in libraries across the United States.  As a writer and columnist, McPhinney wrote for the Los Angeles Times and for the New York online magazine Art Net.