Nicole Harris was a lovely young woman who was a stewardess for Global Airlines, and was living in an apartment building adjecent to Mrs. Steinmetz's firehouse. She lived with Mrs. Steinmetz, if only after ruthless land developer Alonzo Hawk demolished the beloved apartment building where she lived. From that time on, Nicole carried a certain vitriol toward even the mention of the name "Hawk". Upon meeting Mr. Hawk's nephew, Willoughby Whitfield, she gave him a solid punch to the jaw, as she considered him one of Hawk's henchmen. To try to atone for having done so, she invited Willoughby to go for a ride in Herbie. At the end of "Herbie Rides Again" she ended up marrying Willoughby Whitfield, in a small ceremony at Station 23, (aka the Stienmetz firehouse).
While at lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, Nicole told Willoughby of the dirty doings of Alonzo Hawk, when Willoughby told her that Hawk was his uncle. And she responded to this by smacking the "rotten spy" (as she called him) with a boiled lobster.