Parker made her Broadway debut in 1968 in Woman is My Idea, written and directed by Don C. Liljenquist. In 1969, she played the title role in an Off-Broadway production of Frank Wedekind's Lulu. She also appeared in the off-Broadway production of "A Gun Play."
In 1998, Parker published a novel, Angelique's Descent. Its sequel, Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch, came out in July 2006. She has recently reprised the role of Angelique for a new series of Dark Shadows audio dramas, and is the reader for the audiobook recording of Angelique's Descent.
In 2012, she had a cameo role in Tim Burton's movie version of "Dark Shadows".
Parker is married to Jim Hawkins, a building contractor. The couple have a daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Hawkins (born 1985), who is studying documentary filmmaking. Parker has two sons, Rick Parker, a record producer married to singer Miranda Lee Richards, and Andy Parker, a contractor, from her first marriage to artist Tom Parker. The Hawkins live in a designer house in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles
↑Scott, Kathryn Leigh; Pierson, Jim, editors. The Dark Shadows Movie Book. Pomegranate Press, Ltd., Los Angeles and London, 1998. Pages 23 & 26.
↑Willis, John. Theatre World, Volume 26, 1969–1970. Crown Publishers Inc., New York, 1970. Pages 127 and 255.