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Maples in 2007
|Born||Marla Ann Maples
October 27, 1963
Cohutta, Georgia, United States
|Occupation||Actress, Television personality|
|Spouse(s)||Donald J. Trump (1993–1999; divorced)|
Maples attended Northwest Whitfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.
Maples and Donald Trump began an affair in 1986 while Trump was still married to Ivana Trump. The affair was discovered by Ivana Trump in 1991, when she confronted Maples on a ski slope in Aspen, Colorado. The spat was well chronicled by the media and led to Ivana Trump filing for divorce. Maples went on to star in the Broadway production of The Will Rogers Follies, in which she played "Ziegfeld's favorite," the girlfriend of showman, Florenz Ziegfeld. In 1993, she married Donald Trump. The couple had one child, Tiffany Trump, born October 13, 1993. In 1996 and 1997 Maples hosted both the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants. She divorced Donald Trump in 1999.
Films and television appearances
Maples has made appearances in TV shows as well as some film cameos. Among the latter are Executive Decision and Maximum Overdrive. She also appeared as an actress in the award-winning 1998 Todd Solondz movie Happiness and in the 1999 movie Black and White.
In 1991, Maples appeared as a celebrity guest at WWF WrestleMania VII and served as special guest timekeeper in the main event match between Hulk Hogan and defending WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter. She guest starred in Spin City in 1997 and on The Nanny in May 1998.
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