While she may be relatively unknown to the rest of the country, she actually has an impressive Hollywood pedigree.
Marisa is married to producer Dean Zanuck, the son of producer Richard Zanuck, and the grandson of Darryl Zanuck — a co-founder of 20th Century Fox. Hollywood money! Richard sadly passed away on July 13, 2012, which was mentioned briefly in Season 3, Episode 15 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
However, Marisa's casting shouldn’t come as a complete surprise, because the Beverly Hills native also has connections to some of the current cast members. She works as a real estate agent for Hilton & Hyland, a high-end real estate firm run by Rick Hilton.
Die-hard RHoBH fans know that Rick is married to Kathy Hilton — half-sister of Kim and Kyle Richards. Beverly Hills really is a small world.
With a new Housewife joining the cast, it remains to be seen if any of the current ladies will be getting a pink slip from Bravo, but many suspect that after a tumultuous season, Taylor Armstrong could be getting the boot.