Marla Maples was born on 27 October 1963 and is the native of Cohutta, Georgia. She was born to mother Laura Ann Locklear and a father Stanley Edward Maples.
She attended Northwest Whitfield High School located in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. She was a very active child during her school days. In her senior high school year, she was given the title of homecoming queen. Apart from that, she served as a class secretary at her school.
Inspired by her mother, Marla was very much interested in the modeling since her early age. She always wanted to represent herself and her state through beauty pageants.