The daughter of a building contractor, lissome leading lady Marianna Hill travelled all over the world as a youngster, picking up several languages along the way. By the time she reached the age of 15, Marianna was a seasoned stock-company and summer theater actress. After studying with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse, she began showing up with regularity in TV western and adventure series, in which she was often cast as tempestuous Latinos (she was in fact half-Spanish, half-German). Towards the end of the 1960s, she began displaying a predilection for nude or nearly-nude scenes in films like Medium Cool (1969) and El Condor (1970). One of her flashiest roles of the 1970s was as inebriated Mafia princess Deanna Corleone in The Godfather II (1974). More recently, Marianna Hill has been an acting instructor at the Lee Strasberg studios in London.