Fans of TV’s Star Trek will recognize Marianna Hill as "Dr. Helen Noel" in the episode: "Dagger of the Mind,” and Hill’s film roles include playing “Deanna Corleone” in The Godfather: Part II. Born Mariana Schwarzkopf in Santa Barbara, California, Hill’s father was a building contractor, and she spent her childhood living in a number of countries including Canada, Spain, and England. She began her acting studies back in California at the La Jolla Playhouse and went on to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. Her ability to different accents led her to guest starring roles on Hogan's Heroes and Kung Fu. She twice appeared on film with Elvis Presley in Paradise, Hawaiian Style and Roustabout, and her other films include Medium Cool and High Plains Drifter. In addition to acting, Hill spent a number of years in London as an acting teacher at the Lee Strasberg Institute.