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Overview (3)

Born in Dalton, Georgia, USA
Birth NameMarla Ann Maples
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Cohutta, Georgia (population 661), Marla Maples got her start as an overachieving student, athlete, and homecoming queen who attended the University of Georgia before heading to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. With more than 15 films roles (Happiness, Black and White), numerous TV appearances (Spin City, The Nanny), Broadway shows (The Will Rogers Follies, Love, Loss and What I Wore), and dozens of magazine covers on her resume, Maples firmly secured her place in popular culture.

In 1999, she relocated to Southern California with daughter Tiffany in tow to focus on finding a quieter, more spiritual existence. The longtime Kabbalist released her first album, The Endless featuring Deepak Chopra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Michael Bernard Beckwith, and hosted a talk radio show, Awakening With Marla with specialists from the natural wellness world. With Tiffany having grown up and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, Marla made her triumphant return to the spotlight, tangoing her way through Season 22 of Dancing With the Stars alongside Tony Dovolani, co-hosting The View, The Doctors, and Good Day New York, and attending a host of VIP charity events.

The philanthropist, who herself suffered from Lyme disease as a teen, was honored for her work with the Global Lyme Alliance, and remains committed to supporting a multitude of non-profit organizations including Spirituality for Kids, Make a Wish Foundation, American Family Housing, Feed the Children, Shelter for the Homeless, The City of Hope, and Kids Creating Peace. Whether speaking about unity at the UN or performing her single "One World of Love" on stage at Carnegie Hall, the actress, musical artist, and philanthropist is steadfast in her mission to expand the greater good and add light to the world.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MarlaMaples.com

Spouse (1)

Donald Trump (19 December 1993 - 8 June 1999) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Miss Georgia runner-up [1983]
Model
Formerly engaged to Michael Mailer (in 1999).
Daughter, Tiffany Trump, with ex-husband Donald Trump.
Distant cousin of Heather Locklear.
Was the first to win the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl Contest in 1983.
Played varsity basketball in high school.
Former stepmother of Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump (mother is Ivana Trump).
Appeared on the infomercial, hosted by James Arthur Ray, for his "Harmonic Wealth" audio study course. [2008]
Was born in Dalton, Georgia, as was Deborah Norville.
Is one of only 10 so-called "honorary U.S. first ladies" (wives who were married to a U.S. President at a different time they were President), others are Martha Jefferson, Rachel Jackson Hannah Van Buren, Caroline Fillmore, Ellen Arthur, Mary Harrison, Alice Roosevelt, Jane Wyman and Ivana Trump.

Personal Quotes (27)

I don't think he cheated on me. During the marriage, I think he was there.
I have a little baby. She knows who I am. My friends know. My family knows.
He works his business and manipulates and keeps himself in front of the world.
I finally said, I can't live being carried by this wake.
I created a production company. Right now I am so happy in my work.
The problem with losing your anonymity is that you can never go back.
Every story was being made up. My true friends weren't the ones speaking. It was people who never knew me, making up stories. Even my local paper put a $1,000 bounty out for information about my whereabouts.
My personal life was fair game. And that's what hurt me.
I was homecoming queen. I was star of my basketball team.
I look back at old photographs and videotapes, and I go, Who was I trying to be? Who was I doing this for?
I've always modeled myself after Ginger.
I was made to believe there was a plan in place for ending Donald's previous marriage. I pulled away because I wanted to allow him the time to deal with his wife.
What was a really private and nice relationship was judged and made to be something ugly.
This relationship is going to be built on trust.
When we separated, I did not want to get in a slugfest. I had to take the high ground.
I'm not a big believer in a thing called luck. I believe it has a lot to do with fate and just really having a vision of the way you would see your life.
I went to work. That was a turning point. When you have to do eight shows a week and your name is on the marquee, no matter what is going on at home or what's on the cover of the newspapers, you've got to do your job.
I think what he loved about me the most was that I wasn't part of that world. But once we were together publicly, he wanted to change me into that social animal.
I met Donald Trump in '85. I ran into him several times throughout the years. We knew we had this connection, but it wasn't appropriate timing. So we'd spend a lot of time on the telephone. By '88, I knew I truly loved this guy.
I was holding a reserve inside all along. When you're with someone as powerful as Donald, you have no choice. You can get lost within that power if you're not careful.
He's part of the product and will make no bones about creating that image to bring the value up in his product, bring the value up in everything he touches.
Donald and I still really wanted to be together, but I was fighting to keep what we had privately, and once the world gets involved in your life, little by little it breaks it down until you forget what it was in the first place.
Tiffany is very proud to have the last name and she's proud of her dad.
I'm happy to have had everything healed. We're fine.
When that man wants something, he'll stop at nothing to get it. And I also believed in the good of him.
When I was 18, I joined the Screen Actors Guild, and after college I came to New York.
If we could have somehow stayed away from the public and the press, it might have been different, but every private issue seemed to be played out on the front page.

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