Natalie Raitano is an American actress. Raitano was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She is a 1984 graduate of Monongahela Valley Catholic High School, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. She is best known for portraying the role of Nikki Franco on the syndicated TV series V.I.P.. Prior to V.I.P. , Raitano was an aerobics instructor and was a host of the ESPN2 show Hip Hop Body Shop. She was also a member of a musical group called Breeze.