Marla Maples

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Marla Maples
Marla Maples LF crop.jpg
Maples in 2007
Born Marla Ann Maples[1]
(1963-10-27) October 27, 1963 (age 51)
Cohutta, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actress, Television personality
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Donald J. Trump (1993–1999; divorced)
Children 1 (Tiffany)

Marla Ann Maples (born October 27, 1963) is an American actress and television personality, best known for her marriage to businessman celebrity Donald Trump.

Personal life[edit]

Maples was born in Cohutta, Georgia, United States, the daughter of Laura Ann (Locklear) Ogletree, a homemaker, and Stanley Edward Maples, a real estate developer.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5] She divorced Donald Trump in 1999.

In December 2014, Maples won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for best New Age/Ambient song for "House of Love" from her new album "The Endless." [6][7]

Films and television appearances[edit]

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.[8][9]

Maples starred as "Ziegfeld's favorite" in The Will Rogers Follies on Broadway.[10] She returned to New York in 2011 for Love, Loss and What I Wore, an off-Broadway production.[11]

In 2013, Maples was featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now?[12] Her newest role as an actress is in Switching Lanes directed by Thomas Mikal Ford, set to be released in 2015.[13]


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  2. ^ "Marla Maples Biography (1963-)". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
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  4. ^ "Maples in Spotlight on Opening Night". 4 August 1992. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "AIN'T THAT A BEAUTY: MARLA TO CO-HOST 'MISS UNIVERSE'". NY Daily News. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Endless by Marla Maples". iTunes. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Hollywood Music in Media Awards. "Music Awards Los Angeles - Music Awards Hollywood". Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  8. ^ ""Spin City" The Goodbye Girl (TV Episode 1997)". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Marla Maples". IMDb. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Marla Maples". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  11. ^ "What's Up, Marla Maples? The Love, Loss and What I Wore Star on Returning to New York and Sending Daughter Tiffany Trump to College". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Search". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "New Movie Coming from Tyscot Films: Switching Lanes". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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