a private investigator played by Stephanie Zimbalist in the series Remington Steele, invented the title character as a fictitious male superior. She saw this as a way to avoid sexual discrimination because "a female private investigator seemed so...feminine." Her former employers, Havenhurst Security, where she had apprenticed, are now believed to have actually forced her into staging the ruse because to them, she was apparently too self-seeking and teamwork-averse for them to permit her to succeed as a private investigator.
Laura is extremely diligent, and searching for the truth is usually her only goal. If she senses that something is amiss or that there are loose ends that haven't been tied up, she will stop at nothing until the case is solved and closed...even if it means burying herself in paperwork.