Lisa Marie Scott was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for February 1995. Born to an American military physician father and Japanese mother, Lisa moved a lot while growing up. She lived in Florida, Guam, San Diego, Virginia, Japan, and Hawaii.
Ballet became Lisa’s passion at an early age. While living in Guam she learned her first ballet move by walking on her tiptoes to avoid prickly leaves on the ground. She trained diligently at her craft, earning awards and scholarships throughout her teen years. She traveled around the world performing for international audiences. She even studied under Ekaterina Maximova, a prolific Russian ballerina.
In high school Lisa won the homecoming queen title and was voted the Most Talented Girl. Many prestigious ballet-training programs invited her to work with them, including the Joffery Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Chicago Ballet. She enrolled for a brief time at the University of California, Irvine but left to pursue her ballet career with the Eugene Ballet Company.
At age 20 Lisa retired from professional ballet. She said the physical strain became too much for her. She told Playboy, “To get that true ballet look, I had to get down to about 85 pounds, and even then I felt like I wasn’t skinny enough. I had to ask, ‘Do I enjoy it enough to sacrifice everything else in my life?’ I couldn’t keep on doing that to my body.”
Luckily Playboy opened the door for a new career. After her Playmate pictorial Lisa began trying her hand at modeling and acting. She appeared on a few TV shows including Married With Children, Baywatch Nights and Friends. She also played a supporting role in the erotic thriller The Corporate Ladder. In addition to Playboy, Lisa posed for several other prominent magazines including FHM and Vanity Fair.
Lisa decided to return to college after posing for Playboy. Although she was accepted to several Ivy League universities she chose to attend UCLA because it was closer to her family. In 2000 she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history. She then went to law school at UC Berkeley, but discovered she didn’t enjoy the work and couldn’t see herself being happy as a lawyer. So she quit law school and went back to her career in modeling.