Violet Ethelred Krauth was born on 17 October 1913, in Trinidad, British West Indies. She was the daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Krauth. She had three siblings including an elder sister, Jean Fenwick (30 March 1907 - 5 December 1998). After Mr. Krauth's chocolate manufactory was destroyed at the outbreak of World War I, the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts. In the 1920s, when her sister Jean became an actress the family moved to Los Angeles. Violet attended La Conte Junior High School, before she continued her education at the Hollywood High School, in Hollywood. In 1928, she was signed with Pathe Studios. As Marian Morgan she was thereafter with Samuel Goldwyn. In 1929, she starred in The Sophomore. In 1930, in Don't Believe It, Whoopee! and Hell's Angels opposite Jean Harlow. After she signed with Warners, she changed her name to Marian Marsh. In 1931, Marian Marsh was selected as one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars. In 1931, she was Margie Evans in Under 18, Rene March in The Road to Singapore, Nana Carlova in The Mad Genius with John Barrymore, Trilby O'Farrell in Svengali with John Barrymore, Jenny Townsend in Five Star Final and in The Naughty Flirt with Myrna Loy. Five Star Final was nominated an Academy Award for Best Picture. In 1932, as Irene Stewart in The Sport Parade, Rose Abbott in Strange Justice, Susie Sachs in Beauty and the Boss and Lotti Brenner in Alias the Doctor. In 1933, Jennie Jones in Notorious but Nice, Julia Wilkens in A Man of Sentiment, Corinne Ross in The Eleventh Commandment and Terry Cummings in Daring Daughters. In 1934, as Juliet in Love at Second Sight, Joan Anderson in I Like it that Way and Elnora Comstock in A Girl of the Limberlost. In 1935, Marian Marsh signed a contract with Columbia Pictures. In 1935, she starred as Helen Griffith in Unknown Woman, Thea Hassel in The Black Room, Sally Sullivan in In Spite of Danger and Sonya in Crime and Punishment. In 1936, as Janet Haydon in The Man who Lived Twice, Joan in Lady of Secrets and Verna Maxwell in Counterfeit. In 1937, as Bobbie Blake in Youth on Parole, Jerry Grant in When's Your Birthday? Ann Randall in The Great Gambini and Frances Thomas in Saturdays Heroes. In 1938, Judy in Prison Nurse and Ann Carrington in A Desperate Adventure with Ramon Novarro. Marian Marsh married stock broker, Albert P. Scott on 29 March 1938. The couple had two children, a daughter, Cathy and a son, Albert. In 1939, she was Josie Lamonte in Missing Daughters. In 1941, Marsh appeared as Nora O'Brien in Murder by Invitation and Margaret Terrill in Gentleman from Dixie. In 1942, as Florence Randall in House of Errors. In 1957, in one episode of Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. Marsh and Scott were divorced in the 1950s. Marian Marsh married her second husband, Cliff Henderson in 1960. In the 1960s, she became an environmentalist and founded Desert Beautiful. Her husband, Cliff Henderson died in 1984. Her sister, Jean Fenwick died on 5 December 1998. Marian Marsh died aged 93, on 9 November 2006, in Palm Desert, California. She was buried at Desert Memorial Park, in Cathedral City, California.