She is actually considered as a neighbor in the game, because they player can easily customize her appearance in the main menu. Aside from housesitting for Doctor Newlow, she has no other purpose in-game. The player may socialize with her if they wish.
Penelope's secrets in The Sims 2 (PSP):
- (Personal): She invented her own headache remedy called "Tears of a Clown".
- (Intimate): Gets terrible stage fright, which cripples her professional line-dancing ambitions.
- (Dark): Thinks deep-fried marshmallows are a holiday delicacy.
- Her thumbnail shows her with her hat, but with blonde hair. This could mean that her natural hair color is blonde, and she simply dyed it brown.