|Intro||American model: Miss America 1957|
|Known for||Miss America 1957|
|Is||Model Beauty pageant contestant|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||19 December 1936, Manning, Clarendon County, South Carolina, USA|
Marian McKnight (born December 19, 1936) is a former American beauty pageant winner.
She earned the 1957 Miss America title with a Marilyn Monroe act in the talent portion. She later worked with Monroe's ex-husband, Joe DiMaggio, for a Virginia supplier of military bases. Despite the contention of Monroe biographer Donald Spoto, McKnight denied that she and DiMaggio were romantically involved.
In 1967, McKnight played Jack's mother in Hanna-Barbera's live action version of Jack and the Beanstalk, an Emmy Award-winning film directed by Gene Kelly, in which he also appeared as Jeremy the Peddler.
She married actor Gary Conway in 1958 after meeting at UCLA. They have two children (Gareth and Kathleen) and are the owners of Carmody McKnight winery.