Scott was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey and later lived in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where she was a cheerleader.
Film and TV rolesEdit
At age 22, Scott found fame on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman playing Mary's sister Cathy Shumway. Scott appeared on the first season of Welcome Back, Kotter as Rosalie "Hotzi" Totzi, guest-starred in an episode of Gibbsville in 1976 and played Angie's younger sister Marie Falco in the Donna Pescow situation comedy Angie.
Among her other credits were the 1973 feature film American Graffiti and the 1974 film Earthquake.
Scott also appeared on the daytime TV game show Match Game between 1976 and 1982. In 1979, Scott also appeared with her Angie co-stars on an "All-Star" edition of Family Feud where she helped win money for charity.
Scott continued to act, appearing in two Police Academy movies, including the first but she later retired from acting and became an agent for a company in New York City called Empowered Artists. In 2000, Scott appeared on a panel with her former cast members of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills. Scott greeted fans and posed for photos after the Q&A.
On September 11, 2001, Scott's fiancé Dennis Levi was killed in the terrorist attack in New York City. In 2005, Scott decided to move to Florida to live with her sister. Soon after her arrival in Florida she collapsed and lingered in a coma for several days. Three days later on April 5, 2005 Scott took a nap and apparently died in her sleep. Scott's body was cremated. Her fiancé's mother stated that Scott had a drinking problem that led her to develop a cirrhosis, which led to her death. Scott's sister Jerri said, "She never did get over Dennis' death".