Minuet was a sultry female holodeck character on board the USS Enterprise-D, created by Commander William T. Riker in 2364. Minuet, who was highly astute and self aware, existed within the confines of a program of the Bourbon Street Bar, a New Orleans jazz club set in the year 1958.
Wishing to play some music, Riker specified the location and requested an audience for the program. Initially the system created a full crowd, but Riker reduced the audience to one, a woman. The system created the female character first as a blonde, but Riker changed her appearance to that of a brunette because - as he said - "blondes and jazz seldom go together". The character was further revised at his request that she appear "sultry" until her final configuration was set.