She was born in 1907 and taught high school biology for over thirty years before retiring in 1972. In 1997, her identity was stolen by the She-Mantis who used her personnel records to substitute biology at Sunnydale High. Buffy Summers and Rupert Giles visited her with these records, expecting to confront the She-Mantis. However, when an elderly woman opened the door and gave a true story that she was long since retired from education, Rupert realized this was a dead end and the true Natalie French had fallen victim to identity theft.
Behind the Scenes
- She was portrayed by Jean Speegle Howard.
- "Teacher's Pet" (1st Appearance)