Priscilla Presley Biography
Priscilla Presley is an American actress and business magnate. She was born on May 24, 1945, in New York to James Wagner and Anna Lillian Iversen.
Her biological father was US Navy pilot James Wagner. He was killed in a plane crash while returning home on leave when Priscilla was six months old. In 1948, her mother met a United States Air Force officer named Paul Beaulieu, from Quebec, Canada. The couple was married within a year. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and was the only father she would ever know. Her stepfather’s career as an Air Force officer enabled the family to travel extensively.
She attended high school in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where she met her future husband, Elvis Presley. Priscilla received an honorary degree from the prestigious Rhodes College. In bestowing the honor, Rhodes recognized her extraordinary achievement as an actress, producer, author, mother, and businesswoman.
Priscilla Presley Age
She was born on May 24, 1945.
Priscilla Presley Husband
She met her future husband, Elvis Presley in Germany. Shortly before Christmas 1966, Elvis proposed to Priscilla. The couple married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. Although Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973, they remained close up until the time of his death. Presley’s longest relationship has been with Marco Garibaldi, with whom she lived for 22 years. They ended their relationship in 2006. She began dating Nigel Lythgoe and this also came to an end in 2009.
Priscilla Presley Wedding
Elvis and Priscilla married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. 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.
Following the reception, Elvis and Priscilla boarded a private jet and enjoyed a short honeymoon in Palm Springs. On May 4, they flew back to Memphis and retreated to their private ranch, just over the Mississippi state line, for a three-week break. Many of Elvis’ inner circle joined them, although for the most part the couple was left alone and were able to enjoy each other’s company without the intrusion of the Memphis Mafia.
Priscilla Presley Children
Her daughter Lisa Marie Presley is a singer-songwriter. She is the only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress and business magnate Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie was born on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after their [Elvis and Priscilla] wedding.
She has a son, Navarone Garibaldi, a musician from her relationship with Marco Garibaldi. He was born on March 1, 1987.
After Elvis died in 1977, the store they owned was closed. Priscilla was faced by a tough time because the taxes had taken a bite off the estates left for Lisa Marie. A brilliant idea came to her to turn Graceland to a tourist resort. This paid off and has brought in lots of cash for her to date. The facility has made her more than $100 million rich, becoming one of the few successful business women in the United States.
Priscilla Presley Career
Priscilla has also launched a variety of fragrances as well as linen wear. Apart from that, she has acted in a number of films such as Breakfast with Einstein and Finding Graceland. She reports that she loved to act but Elvis insisted that a girl’s role was to look after her man at home. All the same, after he passed away, she took up acting as a career.
She took up a TV role in the film Love is Forever which she acted alongside Michael Landon. She, later on, said working with Michael was difficult and gave it up. Another role was as Jenna Wade on Dallas, a famous soap opera. She remained in the soap for five years but left to tackle other tasks.
Priscilla portrayed Jenna Wade on this popular evening “soap-opera” style television drama from 1983-1988. “Dallas” was the most successful primetime soap opera of its time, seen by over three hundred million viewers worldwide every week. The show, set in Dallas, chronicled the adventures and exploits of the Ewing family saga including Southfork Ranch, Ewing Oil, and the Barnes-Ewing Feud.
Priscilla displayed her considerable comedic talents in the box office smash hits The Naked Gun series. Beginning with ‘The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! to “The Naked Gun 2½ and finally, “The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”, Priscilla showed that her beauty and talent extends to both drama and the comedic genre.
In 1979, Priscilla became Co-Executor of the Presley Estate after the death of Elvis’ father, Vernon Presley. She has since brought the Presley Estate from a burgeoning entity into a phenomenally successful organization consisting of the famous Graceland Mansion, a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing and television and video projects. In February 2005, EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises) partnered with Bob Sillerman and CKX Entertainment to build and extend the Graceland brand worldwide. Priscilla sits on the CKX Board as a Director.
Priscilla Presley Movies
- Family Guy (2017)
- Spin City (1999)
- Hayley Wagner, Star (1999)
- Breakfast with Einstein (1998)
- Touched by an Angel (1997)
- Melrose Place (1996)
- Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
- Tales from the Crypt (1993)
- The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
- The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
- The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
- Dallas (1983–88)
- Love Is Forever (1983)
- The Fall Guy (1983)
Priscilla Presley Major Honours And Awards
She has once been honored with Soap Opera Digest Awards. She got her one and only nomination in this award just after a year she began her acting career. She was nominated in this award in 1984 and she won this for Exciting New Actress in a Prime Time Soap Opera.
Besides being honored from her acting role she has also received an honor from her education. After completing her high school education and bachelor’s degree, she joined Rhodes College in Memphis. She graduated from there in 1998 with a doctor of humanities.
Priscilla Presley Net Worth
Priscilla Ann Presley has an estimated net worth of $150 million. Her widest recognition comes from her roles in the “Naked Gun” film trilogy, as well as from her famed marriage to the late Elvis Presley.