Priscilla Presley

Actor, Model, TV commercial spokesperson for beauty products
Though her place in pop culture history was ensured by marrying Elvis Presley in 1967, the life and career of Priscilla Presley encompassed much more than just being the wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In the years ... Read more »
Born: 05/24/1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Between the Lines 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Leslie Nielsen: Naked Laughter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breakfast with Einstein 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Jane Spencer-Drebin (Actor)

Elvis: His Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Great Performances 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dallas 1977 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (6/29/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 1991 (Movie)

Jane Spencer (Actor)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Colleen Sutton (Actor)

The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 (Movie)

Jane Spencer (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Special (09/13/85) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Comeback 1981 (Movie)

Sandy Redford (Actor)

Those Amazing Animals 1979 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Snyder's Celebrity Spotlight 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis By The Presleys (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis' Graceland (TV Show)

Actor

Hayley Wagner, Star (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Forever (TV Show)

Actor

Oil's Well That Ends Well (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (6)

Breakfast with Einstein 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elvis Aron Presley: The Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Elvis: The Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Elvis 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Elvis and Me (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Finding Graceland (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (1)

U2 Rattle and Hum 1988 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

Though her place in pop culture history was ensured by marrying Elvis Presley in 1967, the life and career of Priscilla Presley encompassed much more than just being the wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In the years following her divorce from Elvis in 1972, she managed her own successful boutique, before delving into acting for the better part of two decades, which included roles on "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) and the "Naked Gun" screen comedies. Her influence later expanded to include a best-selling autobiography and a line of beauty products, but her most impressive achievement was the transformation of Elvis' home, Graceland, into a world-class tourist attraction. Her stewardship of Elvis Presley Enterprises later earned her a place on the board of directors of MGM. Presley also weathered several lives' worth of scandals, including tell-all books about her marriage to Elvis, and daughter Lisa Marie's short-lived unions with Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, with impressive grace.

Relationships

Joseph Beaulieu

Step-Father
Married Priscilla's mother when she was an infant raised Priscilla as his own

Mike Edward

Companion
Involved in the 1970s after her divorce from Elvis lived together for seven years Edwards recounts the tale of their relationship in his book Priscilla, Elvis, and Me

Marco Garibaldi

Companion
Brazilian born c. 1956 lived together since 1984 had one son together they separated after 22 years together in April 2006

Navarone Garibaldi

Son
Born March 1, 1987 father Marco Garibaldi

Anna Iversen

Mother
Norwegian-American

Danielle Keough

Granddaughter
Born c. 1989 father, Danny Keough

Benjamin Keough

Grandson
Born c. 1993 father, Danny Keough

Elvis Presley Song Performer

Husband
Born in 1935 known as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" met while Priscilla was a high school student in Wiesbaden, West Germany and he was stationed there with the U.S. Army moved in with Elvis' father and stepmother, when she was 16 married 1967 divorced 1973 remained friends until his death

Lisa Presley

Daughter
Born February 1, 1968 father, Elvis Presley inherited father's estate, including Graceland, on her 25th birthday, but did not take control until she was 30 married to musician Danny Keough from 1988-1994, and had two children together later married and divorced both Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage married Michael Lockwood January 22, 2006

Mike Stone

Companion
Had an affair while she was still married to Elvis

James Wagner

Father
Biological father was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was an infant

EDUCATION

Patricia Stevens Finishing and Career School

Studied acting with Milton Katselas

Steven Peck Theatre Arts School

Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School

Memphis , Tennessee 1963
Began attending after she moved to Memphis to be closer to Elvis and live with Elvis's father and stepmother

Attended high school in Wiesbaden, West Germany

Chuck Norris School

Took karate classes

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of the ABC reality series, "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2006

Debuted her worldwide line of bed linens, called the Priscilla Presley Collection; partnered with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi for the line

2000

Elected to the board of directors of MGM

1999

Guest-starred on the ABC sitcom, "Spin City" as Aunt Marie Paterno

1998

Starred (also produced) in the family film, "Breakfast with Einstein"

1998

Executive produced "Finding Graceland" starring Harvey Keitel and Bridget Fonda

1996

Had a recurring role on the FOX drama, "Melrose Place" as Nurse Benson

1994

Once again teamed with Leslie Nielsen for "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"

1991

Re-teamed with Leslie Nielsen for "The Naked Gun 2½"

1990

Co-produced the TV-movie, "Elvis"

1988

Starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in "The Naked Gun"

1988

Produced the TV-movie, "Elvis and Me" through her production company, Navarone Productions; based on her best-selling book

1983

Feature acting debut, "Comeback"; aired on television as "Love is Forever" (NBC)

1983

Cast as Jenna Wade on the CBS soap, "Dallas" (billed as Priscilla Beaulieu Presley)

1980

TV debut as co-star of documentary series, "Those Amazing Animals"

1967

Married Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, Nevada; divorced six years later

1962

Moved to Memphis to be closer to Elvis; lived in and around Graceland chaperoned by Vernon Presley, Elvis' father

Formed Bis and Beau with her dress designer and marketed their exclusive designs to celebraties; sold company to her partner after five years

Raised in Connecticut

Began modeling while living in West Germany

Family was stationed in West Germany at the same time as Elvis during his stint in the United States Army; met Elvis when she was 14-years-old

Bonus Trivia

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In August 1998, Presley won a defamation suit (she was awarded $75,000 in damages) against Currie Grant, a man who claimed to have had a sexual relationship with her when she was 14. The allegations were published in Suzanne Finstad's unauthorized biography.

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Priscilla was awarded an honorary degree from Rhodes College.

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After the death of Elvis's father Vernon in 1979, Presley served as co-executor of his estate. Later Presley became the chairwoman and president of Elvis Presley Enterprises and opened Graceland to the public in 1982. The enterprise's fortunes soared and eventually the trust grew to be worth over $100 million.

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