Marta is Niles and Maris' elderly maid. She comes from a remote mountain village in Guatemala, and has difficulty with her English pronouns. She speaks fluent German, however, owing to her previous experience working for a German family 'who turned up in Guatemala just after the war'. She is the only member of "Missy Crane's" household staff to be regularly seen on the show. Marta is also an avid fan of Frasier's radio show.