Michelle Triola was born on 13th November 1932, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Regarding her nationality, she is an American and belongs to the white ethnicity. She is a graduate of the "University of California," Los Angeles, where she majored in theatre arts.
Triola began her career as a lounge singer and dancer. During the time, she performed in several lounges. Later she danced in the original 1958 Broadway production of Flower Drum Song, which was directed by Gene Kelly.
Triola had small roles in acting industry, including a guest role on the TV series “Diagnosis: Murder” by Dick Van Dyke and a stand-in on Marvin’s movie “Ship of Fools."
Michelle tied the knot with an American actor, Skip Ward. However, the couple separated just after a year of their marriage.
Later she romantically involved with the actor, Lee Marvin and changed her surname. When Marvin ended their six years live-in relationship, she sues him for financial support, even though the couple wasn’t legally married. At the time, the case was profoundly covered by the press, but she didn’t win the case.
After that, Triola set an encounter with Dick van Dyke. However, she didn't become the step-mother of Stacy Vari Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke, and Barry Van Dyke because she was never married to Dick.
In 2008, the actress took a surgery for a lung cancer. And at the age of seventy-six, Michelle Triola Marvin took her last breath.