Priscilla Presley
model, author and actress
Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley is an American actress and businesswoman. She is the ex-wife of singer Elvis Presley, and the mother of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley. Priscilla was chairwoman of the board of Elvis Presley Enterprises from 1982 to 1998, helping to turn Graceland into a multi-million dollar tourist attraction.
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Priscilla Presley Caring for Lisa Marie Presley's Twin Daughters Amid Divorce Drama - E! Online
Google News - 2 days
E! Online Priscilla Presley Caring for Lisa Marie Presley's Twin Daughters Amid Divorce Drama E! Online Just a few days after Lisa Marie Presley filed court documents opposing ex-husband Michael Lockwood's request for spousal support, reports surfaced claiming the couple's twins were taken into protective custody. Priscilla, however, decided to set the ... Priscilla Presley cares for twin granddaughters as Lisa Marie faces legal battleFox News Priscilla Presley Confirms She's Caring for Lisa Marie's Kids Amid Ugly Divorce DramaTheWrap Priscilla Presley says she's caring for children amid Lisa Marie Presley's legal battle with Michael LockwoodNew York Daily News Atlanta Journal Constitution -Heavy.com -Huffington Post -Newsday all 89 news articles »
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Priscilla Presley Reveals What Life With Elvis Was Really Like
Huffington Post - 3 months
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'No, no, no': Priscilla Presley says Elvis would not be on Twitter today
LATimes - 4 months
If Elvis Presley were alive today, he would not be on Twitter. “No. No. No, no, no. He wouldn’t.” That, at least, is the firm position of Priscilla Presley, who’s likelier than anyone to know. As the former wife of the late rock ’n’ roll pioneer — and the most visible steward of his creative legacy...
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Priscilla Presley Reveals The Hardest Part Of Being Married To Elvis
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Priscilla Presley Reveals The Hardest Part Of Being Married To Elvis
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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New Elvis album teams king with royal orchestra
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Priscilla Presley closes her eyes and bites her lip as she listens to a new album of Elvis songs, with the king of rock and roll's voice backed by Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. "I am emotional because I watched him singing each one of these songs," his ex-wife told AFP at London's Abbey Road Studios, where the album was recorded and where The Beatles made most of their hits. Due out on October 30, the album, entitled "If I Can Dream", gives Presley's songs the sort of huge backing he always wanted in studio recordings but only got during his 1970s Las Vegas concerts, Priscilla said.
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Fuller House or Failure House: A Tanner Family Future
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
We have been living in the post TGIF world for some time now. This is a world where we know that Bob Saget has the mouth, and likely the venereal diseases of a truck stop hooker, Urkel is sexually appealing without having to turn himself into Stefan, and a human woman was willing to divorce John Stamos and marry the fat kid from The Goonies. Let's face it -- should you find yourself in a situation where, when you're lost out there and you're all alone, a light is waiting to carry you home, then you know you are either dying or somebody slipped some LSD into your cocktail. I think we can all agree that while nostalgia has its place, the age of innocence is over. If the producers are going to sell the original audience on the Full House reboot, they are going to have to get adult about this thing. I, for one, would like to see the second coming of the Tanner family prove worthy of being added to our Netflix cues. As such, I've taken the liberty of jotting down a few episode ideas ...
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Early morning wedding launches Elvis Presley's Vegas return
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bride wore a mic and walked down the short aisle to Elvis' "Love Me Tender" before reaching both her groom and Priscilla Presley, her matron-of-honor.
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Of Phil Spector, Marshmallows and Ebb Tides
Huffington Post - about 3 years
During the early 1960s, my father, songwriter Carl Sigman, and many of his "Great American Songbook" contemporaries watched in horror as airwaves and record stores were overrun by alien creatures making noises that, to their ears, did not qualify as "music." Carl came from a tradition in which songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. As the shift away from that model accelerated -- with the advent of the Beatles and other artists who wrote their own songs -- fewer and fewer of Carl's new tunes made the kind of (chart) noise he would have liked. Phil Spector helped change that. Spector's 1963 Christmas Album (nee A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector), which marked its semi-centennial anniversary last week, gave Carl an appreciation of the potential of rock & roll to take his old-school paeans to love (requited or, more often, not) to strange and beautiful places he had never imagined. Writing in the examiner, ace music writer/Rock 'n' Roll Pantheon czar Jim Bessma ...
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13 Grandmas Who Don't Dress Like Grandmas
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Happy National Grandparents Day! While our Nanas and Bubbes are pretty run-of-the-mill when it comes to style (think caftans, brooches and Coke-bottle glasses), we're well aware that there are plenty other grannies out there rocking decidedly non-septuagenarian fashion. Behold, 13 babes who have babies who have babies and STILL wear tight, sparkly dresses (even if they're long-sleeved). It's plain to see these ladies are total GILFs. Get your head out of the gutter... that's Grandmas In Love with Fashion to you! Goldie Hawn Kris Jenner Tina Knowles Carole Middleton Sophia Loren Suzanne Somers Joan Rivers Susan Lucci Diana Ross Ivana Trump Rita Wilson Priscilla Presley Sally Field Any we missed? Tell us in the comments! Shine on, gray ladies and gents: Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil
Blue Ridge Now - over 3 years
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death. Thousands of Presley fans carried lit candles as they walked silently through the Mediation Garden at Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis home. The garden is the location of Presley's grave and also is the spot where his mother, father and grandmother are buried. Wreaths of flowers and pictures of Presley encircled the grave, while shadows cast by the glowing candles danced along the stone wall surrounding the garden. Soft music played in the mild night, as some in the procession bowed their heads or cried quietly. Each year, fans of Presley's music and movies come to Memphis for Elvis Week, the weeklong celebration of his life and career. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack after battling prescription drug abuse. The vigil is the h ...
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New Album From Elvis Hitting Stores
Huffington Post - over 3 years
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was 1973, and Elvis Presley's comeback was in fifth gear. After years of making mediocre movies, he had returned to touring and performing in Las Vegas. In January of that year, he staged the "Aloha from Hawaii" concert live via satellite, viewed by a billion people worldwide. But, due to a contractual obligation, he also needed to create new material. He and manager Col. Tom Parker decided that Presley's beloved Memphis was the place to do it. The result was two recording sessions at Stax Records, the influential studio where Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave and others created the "Memphis soul" sound in the 1960s and early 1970s. Presley's sessions in July and December 1973 produced country, R&B and pop songs that were released in three separate albums. Forty years after Presley's Stax sessions, RCA Legacy is releasing the three-CD box set "Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition" on Tuesday. It's the first time Presley's songs re ...
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Fashion Tips From Priscilla Presley
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Priscilla Presley was half of one of the most contentious couples in Hollywood. She and Elvis Presley met when she was only 14 years old and went on to marry just a few years later. Though society might not have approved of their relationship, she didn't seem to care. Today, that self-assured attitude also translates to her style, and her propensity to push limits and try new trends has made this lady a fashion icon. In celebration of her 68th birthday (on May 24), we are taking a look back at Priscilla's best sartorial moments to date. Here are six style lessons from the great Ms. Presley -- you might want to take notes. 1. You can never go wrong when you're in a jumpsuit. 2. A cowboy hat can really showcase your cheekbones. 3. Avril Lavigne isn't the only one who can pull off a tie. 4. Want to appear taller? Forget heels, you can get a few more inches with you hair! 5. Nothing is sexier than a LWD (little white dress). 6. A keyhole slit sh ...
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Maureen Ryan: Life, Death, Don And A Luau
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the Season 6 premiere of AMC's "Mad Men," titlted "The Doorway." "I want to stop doing this." - Don Draper I must begin this review of the Season 6 premiere of "Mad Men" by discussing what Don said when he was in bed with his neighbor Sylvia, and not just because my first, second and third reactions to that scene were, "Oh my God, Don Draper is sleeping with Lindsay Weir!" var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=517736618&height=400&width=600&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=138596&relatedNumOfResults=100&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&hasCompanion=true&cbCustomID=videoCompAdDiv&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FF0000&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1"; src_url += "&onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL&onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC"; if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") { src_url += ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Priscilla Presley
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 69
    Always supportive, in 2015 Priscilla became the executive producer of a 14-track album titled If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    More Details Hide Details She states "If Elvis were here, he would be evolving and taking risks, seemingly like everybody else today." 60 Also in that year the U.S. Postmaster General, Megan Brennan, and Priscilla Presley dedicated an Elvis "forever" stamp which featured a 1955 black and white shot by photographer William Speer. It was her second dedication of a USPS stamp. The first Elvis stamp, issued in 1993, was the most popular edition of stamps in the Postal Service history. Elvis became the first artist to be featured in two different collections of stamps. 61 Hal B. Wallis, a Hollywood producer who had financed many of Elvis' earlier films, had shown an interest in signing Priscilla to a contract. Elvis, however, had no intentions of allowing his wife to have a career of any kind; in his opinion, albeit a very common one at the time, "a woman's place was in the home looking after her man". Priscilla had shown an interest in dancing and modeling, but her knowledge of Elvis' opinion meant that she kept them as hobbies instead of pursuing them as careers. She did get the opportunity to model for a local store once, but when Elvis heard about it, he asked her to give it up.
  • 2014
    Age 68
    Presley reprised her role as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Opera House in Manchester, Christmas 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2003, Presley has been the Ambassador of the Dream Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based wish-granting organization for terminally ill adults and their families.
  • 2012
    Age 66
    Presley made her pantomime debut in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, London, Christmas 2012, starring opposite Warwick Davis.
    More Details Hide Details Presley said she was "delighted" by the opportunity, which she described as an "honor".
  • 2008
    Age 62
    Priscilla and her family were invited by the Lord Mayor of Egersund to the opening ceremony of Priscilla Presleys plass, which took place August 23, 2008, but were unable to go due to Lisa Marie being pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details Priscilla's biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. His parents were Kathryn and Harold Wagner. On August 10, 1944, at the age of 23, he married Priscilla's mother; they had been dating for more than three years. He was killed in a plane crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old. When Priscilla discovered this "family secret" while rummaging through an old wooden box of family keepsakes, she was encouraged by her mother to keep it from the other children as she feared it would "endanger our family closeness".
  • 2006
    Age 60
    She was later reported to be dating Nigel Lythgoe, from 2006 to 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Presley, who is single, said in a December 2012 interview that "L.A. is a very difficult town to find someone, because people are too fickle and they have other agendas."
    In 2006, they ended their relationship.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 54
    In September 2000, Presley was elected to the board of directors at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 42
    Presley has appeared in a few feature film roles, most notably in 1988 when she starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Jane Spencer.
    More Details Hide Details Presley would go on to act in the next two movies in the series: The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994). All three films were solid at the box office. In the late 1990s, she was a special guest star on the television series Melrose Place, Touched by an Angel, and Spin City
    She played the role of Wade for five years, leaving the show in 1988 to focus on other parts.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 37
    In 1983, she got her first chance to act professionally on a season 2 episode of The Fall Guy titled "Manhunter".
    More Details Hide Details She then found a role in a television film titled Love is Forever, starring alongside Michael Landon. Although she was treated well by most of the cast and crew, and her acting was praised by several of her co-stars, she found Landon difficult to work with on set. After the television film aired, Presley landed the role of Jenna Wade on the popular prime-time soap opera Dallas.
  • 1980
    Age 34
    Presley had originally been offered a role as one of the angels on Charlie's Angels. She turned down the role because she disliked the show. Priscilla made her television debut as co-host of Those Amazing Animals in 1980.
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  • 1977
    Age 31
    After Elvis's death in 1977, Priscilla acted as executor for his only heir, Lisa Marie (who was then only 9).
    More Details Hide Details Graceland itself cost $500,000 a year in upkeep, and expenses had dwindled Lisa Marie's inheritance to only $1 million. Taxes due on the property and other expenses due came to over $500,000. Faced with having to sell Graceland, Priscilla examined other famous homes/museums. She hired a CEO, Jack Soden, to turn Graceland into a tourist attraction. Graceland was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. Presley's gamble paid off; only four weeks after opening Graceland's doors, the estate made back all the money it had invested. Priscilla became the chairwoman and president of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), stating she would remain in the position until Lisa Marie reached 21 years of age. Under Presley's guidance, the enterprise's fortunes soared and eventually the trust grew to be worth over $100 million. In 1988, Presley launched her own range of fragrances, and followed this up with a range of linen. She has also helped produce a couple of films, including Breakfast with Einstein and Finding Graceland.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 27
    In 1973, after her split from Elvis, Presley set up a joint venture with her friend and stylist Olivia Bis.
    More Details Hide Details Together they opened a clothing boutique in Los Angeles called Bis & Beau. Elvis was supportive of Priscilla's venture, and even contacted several friends in public relations to help with promotion for the launch. In a 1973 interview to promote the opening of the store, Priscilla said, "After the separation, I had to make up my mind about what I wanted to do, and since I had worked with Olivia for such a long time on my own clothes, I decided to try it professionally. We both do the designing for the shop, and have people who sew for us." The shop was a successful venture, with celebrity clients including Cher, Lana Turner, Barbra Streisand, and Natalie Wood shopping there regularly. The shop closed in 1976.
    To avoid Priscilla's having to make her home address available on the public records and therefore risking the security of both her and Lisa Marie, Elvis filed for divorce on January 8, 1973 and it was finalized on October 9, 1973.Guralnick/Jorgensen, p. 329 The couple agreed to share custody of their daughter and Priscilla was awarded an outright cash payment of $725,000 as well as spousal support, child support, 5% of Elvis' new publishing companies and half the income from the sale of their Beverly Hills home.
    More Details Hide Details Originally the couple had agreed upon a much smaller settlement; a $100,000 lump payment, $1,000 a month spousal support, and $500 a month child support. Notably, Priscilla was keen to make it on her own and prove that her marriage to Elvis was not about money. However, soon afterwards, her new lawyers had persuaded her to up her demands, pointing out that a star of Elvis' stature could easily afford more for his former wife and child. Priscilla and Elvis remained close, leaving the courthouse on the day of their divorce hand in hand.
  • 1972
    Age 26
    Elvis and Priscilla separated on February 23, 1972, and filed for legal separation on July 26.
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    Following suggestions from Elvis, Priscilla began taking lessons from Mike Stone, a karate instructor she had met in 1972 backstage at one of Elvis' concerts.
    More Details Hide Details She soon began an affair with him. Priscilla states in her book, "My relationship with Mike had now developed into an affair. I still loved Elvis greatly, but over the next few months I knew I would have to make a crucial decision regarding my destiny." She later states "Elvis must have perceived my new restlessness." A couple of months later, she said that Elvis had requested to see her in his hotel suite. It was then that she writes in her book that Elvis "forcefully made love to me he said 'This is how a real man makes love to his woman.'" She later stated in an interview that she regretted her choice of words in describing the incident, and said it had been an overstatement. She went on to say following the incident, "what really hurt was that he was not sensitive to me as a woman and his attempt at reconciliation had come too late" suggesting that his actions were a deliberate attempt at reconciliation or compensation for his lack of sexual interest in Priscilla which had been a source of hurt and discontent for her for years. Priscilla states in her book "He had mentioned to me before we were married that he had never been able to make love to a woman who had a child" and she later expressed the personal repercussions of their sexual dysfunction "I am beginning to doubt my own sexuality as a woman.
  • 1968
    Age 22
    Despite Priscilla's affair and Elvis' on-and-off relationships with his co-stars and leading ladies, the first few years they were married seemed a happy time for the couple. However, when Elvis' career took off again after his 1968 television special, he was constantly touring and playing in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Elvis had also been seeing other women on and off, often leaving Priscilla at home with Lisa Marie. Due to Elvis' being away so often, the marriage soured. Elvis was a keen karate student and persuaded Priscilla to take it up. Priscilla thought it was a good idea, as it would pass the time she spent alone if she had a hobby on which to concentrate, and she was also keen to share in Elvis' interests.
    Their only child, Lisa Marie, was born exactly nine months after their wedding, on February 1, 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Priscilla wrote in 1985 autobiography, Elvis and Me, that around the time Elvis was filming Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) she began taking private dance lessons. She found herself deeply attracted to the instructor, known simply as Mark in the book, and she confesses to having a short affair. She implies regret, however, saying "I came out of it realizing I needed much more out of my relationship with Elvis."
  • 1967
    Age 21
    They got married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding, arranged by Parker to maximize publicity, featured very few guests and was over in only eight minutes. It was followed by a quick press conference and a $10,000 breakfast reception, attended by friends, family, and business associates from MGM, RCA, and the William Morris Agency. The wedding caused rifts between Elvis and several of his closest friends who were not invited to the actual wedding ceremony. Red West, especially, was furious about the situation. He and his wife had been personally invited by Elvis to Las Vegas for the wedding, had dressed for the occasion, and at the last minute were told that they would not be present. For Red, who had been with Elvis since the beginning of his rise to fame and had given Elvis the role of best man at his own wedding, this was enough of an insult that he decided to quit his job working for Elvis. Many other friends of Elvis were also disappointed and held resentment towards him for many years to follow, although they mainly blamed Parker for their exclusion rather than Elvis himself.
  • 1966
    Age 20
    Shortly before Christmas 1966, Elvis proposed to Priscilla.
    More Details Hide Details Accounts suggest that Priscilla threatened to take her story to the press if Elvis refused to marry her, and that her father threatened to have Elvis charged under the Mann Act; "taking a minor across state lines for sexual purposes". Colonel Parker, Elvis' manager, also attempted to encourage him to marry by reminding him about his RCA "morals clause" within his record contract. Priscilla suggested in a 1973 interview with Ladies' Home Journal that she and Elvis were quite happy to just live together, but "at that time it wasn't nice for people to just live together". Accounts by Elvis' cook, Alberta, claim that he was so upset about the wedding that she caught him crying about it one day. When she asked why he didn't just cancel the wedding if it upset him so much, he replied "I don't have a choice." Marty Lacker, a close friend to Elvis, has also spoken about Elvis' reluctance to marry, while others such as Joe Esposito have asserted that Elvis was excited to marry Priscilla.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 17
    Part of the agreement was that she would attend an all-girls Catholic school, the Immaculate Conception High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and live with Elvis' father and his stepmother in a separate house adjacent to the Graceland estate until she graduated from high school in June 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Part of the agreement also was that they would eventually marry. However, after a few weeks, she was moved into Graceland to be with Elvis, although her parents did eventually agree to her living there if Elvis promised to marry her. Priscilla later said, "The move was natural. I was there all the time anyway." Priscilla was always keen to go to Hollywood with Elvis, but he kept telling her that he was too busy for that and she was made to stay in Memphis. During the filming of Viva Las Vegas, Elvis began an affair with his co-star Ann-Margret. When Priscilla read of these reports in the press, she confronted Elvis. He told her that they were simply rumors to promote the film and that she should not believe everything that she read in the press. For the next few years, Elvis would have intimate relationships with many of his leading ladies and co-stars, all the while denying their existence to Priscilla. Eventually she was allowed to visit him in Hollywood, but her visits were kept short.
    It was during this visit, while on a trip to Las Vegas, that Priscilla first took amphetamines and sleeping pills to keep up with Elvis' lifestyle. After another visit at Christmas, Priscilla's parents finally let her move to Graceland for good in March 1963.
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  • 1962
    Age 16
    After Elvis' return to America, the couple stayed in contact over the phone, though they would not see each other again until the summer of 1962, when Priscilla's parents agreed to let her visit for two weeks.
    More Details Hide Details Priscilla's parents allowed her to go only if Elvis would pay for a first-class round trip, arrange for her to be chaperoned at all times, and that she write home every day. Elvis agreed to all these demands and Priscilla flew to Los Angeles. Elvis told her that they were going to Las Vegas and, to throw her parents off the scent, he had Priscilla write a postcard for every day they would be gone so that they could be mailed from Los Angeles by a member of his staff.
  • 1960
    Age 14
    They were frequently together until Elvis left Germany in March 1960.
    More Details Hide Details After Elvis left Germany, Priscilla was inundated with requests for interviews from media outlets around the world. She received fan mail from Elvis fans, some nice and some not so nice, as well as mail from "lonesome G.I.'s". Convinced she would never see Elvis again, and with rumors of his ongoing relationship with Nancy Sinatra flying around the gossip magazines, Priscilla resigned herself to the belief that her whirlwind romance was over.
  • 1959
    Age 13
    Elvis and Priscilla met on September 13, 1959, during a party at Elvis' home in Bad Nauheim, Germany, while he was serving in the army.
    More Details Hide Details Despite her being 14 years old, she made a huge impression on Elvis with her much older appearance. Elvis allegedly regressed to acting like an "awkward, embarrassed" boy-next-door figure in front of her. However, by the end of the evening he had managed to compose himself. Despite Priscilla's parents being angered by her late return home during that first meeting and insisting that she would never meet Elvis again, his eagerness for another meeting, and his promise never to bring her home late again, led them to relent.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Age 10
    In 1956, the Beaulieus moved to and settled in Austin, Texas, but soon her father was transferred to Wiesbaden, Germany.
    More Details Hide Details Priscilla was "crushed" by this news, and after finishing junior high her fears of leaving her friends behind and making new ones were once again at the forefront of her mind. Initially the Beaulieus stayed at the Helene Hotel when they arrived in Germany, but after three months, living there became too expensive and they looked for a place to rent. The family settled in a large apartment in a "vintage building constructed long before World War I". Soon after moving in, the Beaulieus realized that it was a brothel, but due to scarce housing, they were forced to remain there.
  • 1948
    Age 2
    In 1948, her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec, Canada.
    More Details Hide Details The couple were married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla, and was the only father she would ever know. Over the next few years Priscilla grew up quickly, helping to care for the growing family as her father's Air Force career moved them from Connecticut to New Mexico to Maine. In her own words, she described herself during this period as "a shy, pretty little girl unhappily accustomed to moving from base to base every two or three years". Priscilla later recalled that she felt uncomfortable moving so often because she never knew if she could make friends for life, or even if she would fit in with the new people she met on each move.
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on May 24, 1945.
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