Marla Maples is best known as the ex-wife of billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump but that marriage ended over a decade ago. In 2014 Marla Maples may become known in the entertainment industry for being an actress and less for being the ex-wife of the real estate mogul.
In 2013 Marla Maples filmed the movie "Switching Lanes" and she also allowed herself to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. The movie indicates a return to her original career before meeting "the Donald" as she was an aspiring actress. Many can argue that her marriage to Donald Trump hurt her acting career because before him she was not constrained by the roles she could accept. After marriage to Donald Trump her roles went from a small role in the top rated series "Dallas" to roles that were more PG rated and that is generally not a way in which an adult actress can build her acting resume.
When Marla Maples allowed herself to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey she knew the public attention it would receive and it allowed her to become known to the public that in many respects did not know about her because she had been out of the news for so long. Shortly after the interview she made a shrewd public relations move by announcing to the press that she was auctioning all the items she had left from her marriage to Donald Trump and in the process again captured the press' attention to her and caused enquiring minds to wonder what was next for her.
In 2014 Marla Maples will have to do public relation appearances and interviews for the release of "Switching Lanes" and ironically this will likely coincide with the conclusion of her next movie, "Love Never Dies" of which she is the Executive Producer. Marla Maples' attempt to prove that she is more than Donald Trump's wife is off to a great start in 2014 and shows that she may have learned something about how to grab the media spotlight from "The Donald".