54 Facts About Priscilla Presley


Priscilla Ann Presley is an American actress and businesswoman.


Priscilla Presley is the former wife of American singer Elvis Presley, as well as co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that turned Graceland into one of the top tourist attractions in the United States.


Priscilla Presley Ann Wagner was born at Brooklyn Naval Hospital in Brooklyn on May 24,1945.


Priscilla Presley's maternal grandfather, Albert Henry Iversen, was born in Egersund, Norway.


Priscilla Presley immigrated to the United States, where he married Lorraine Davis, who was of Scots-Irish and English descent.


Priscilla Presley gave birth to Priscilla when she was 19 years old.


Wagner died in a plane crash returning home on leave when Priscilla Presley was six months old.

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Priscilla Presley was "crushed" by this news, as just after junior high, her fear of having to leave friends behind and make new ones was realized.


Priscilla Presley's parents were upset by her late return home the night of that first meeting and insisted that she never see Elvis again, but his eagerness for another rendezvous and his promise never to bring her home late again led them to relent.


Thereafter, he and Priscilla Presley were frequently together until his departure from West Germany in March 1960.


Elvis agreed to all these demands, and Priscilla Presley flew to Los Angeles.


Priscilla Presley was keen to go to Hollywood with Elvis, but he kept telling her he was too busy and had her stay in Memphis.


When Priscilla Presley read of these reports in the press, she confronted Elvis.


Priscilla Presley told her they were simply rumors to promote the film and that she should not believe everything she read in the press.


Priscilla Presley 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".


Priscilla Presley was upset at such an early pregnancy, certain that it would destroy the closeness she had finally found with Elvis.


Priscilla Presley had asked him earlier if she could take birth control pills, but Elvis had insisted they were not perfected yet.


Priscilla Presley considered abortion, and even discussed it with Elvis at one point, but both decided they could not live with themselves if they had gone through with it.


Priscilla Presley wrote in Elvis and Me that, around the time Elvis was filming Live a Little, Love a Little, she began taking private dance lessons.


Priscilla Presley found herself deeply attracted to the instructor, known simply as Mark in the book, and she confesses to having a short affair.


Elvis was a keen karate student and persuaded Priscilla Presley to take it up.


Priscilla Presley 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 keen to share in Elvis' interests.


Priscilla Presley later stated in an interview that she regretted her choice of words in describing the incident, and said it had been an overstatement.


Elvis and Priscilla Presley separated on February 24,1972, and filed for legal separation on July 26.


Priscilla Presley was keen to make it on her own and prove that her marriage to Elvis was not about money.

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Vernon named Priscilla Presley to be his successor upon his death.


Priscilla Presley hired a CEO, Jack Soden, to turn Graceland into a tourist attraction.


Priscilla 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, stating that she would remain in the position until Lisa Marie reached 21 years of age.


Priscilla Presley has successfully sold her line of products live on the Home Shopping Network and was coached by veteran HSN host Bob Circosta.


Priscilla Presley partnered with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi for the line.


Priscilla Presley has helped produce a couple of films, including Breakfast with Einstein and Finding Graceland.


In September 2000, Priscilla Presley was elected to the board of directors at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


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.


Priscilla Presley had shown an interest in dancing and modeling, but her knowledge of Elvis' stance meant that she kept them as hobbies instead of pursuing them as careers.


Priscilla Presley did get the opportunity to model for a local store once, but, when Elvis heard about it, he asked her to give it up.


Priscilla Presley had originally been offered a role as one of the angels on Charlie's Angels.


Priscilla Presley turned down the role because she disliked the show.


Priscilla Presley made her television debut as co-host of Those Amazing Animals in 1980.


Priscilla Presley then found a role in a television film titled Love is Forever, starring alongside Michael Landon.


Priscilla Presley was actually the third actress to play the role of Jenna, but played it for the longest.


Critic Roger Ebert praised Priscilla Presley's performance, saying her "light comic touch" helped balance out the film's more over-the-top humor.


Priscilla Presley made her pantomime debut in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, London, during Christmas of 2012, starring opposite Warwick Davis.


Priscilla Presley reprised her role of the Wicked Queen at the Manchester Opera House in 2014.


Since 2003, Priscilla Presley has been the Ambassador of the Dream Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based wish-granting organization for terminally ill adults and their families.

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Priscilla Presley helped inaugurate the Narconon Stonehawk Rehabilitation Center in Albion, Michigan.


Narconon is based on principles developed by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, and is "capable of eliminating the very cravings that drive addicts in recovery back to drugs," Presley said in a statement.


Reports in the media in October 2017 that Priscilla Presley had left the church were immediately denied by her.


In 2013, Priscilla Presley spoke out against the Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill in a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.


Priscilla Presley cited her and Elvis' love of horses and expressed her concern that the bill would hinder animal cruelty investigations and reduce protections for horses and other farm animals.


Priscilla Presley has had romantic relationships since her divorce from Elvis.


At the beginning of their romance, Priscilla Presley ensured Garibaldi sign a promissory agreement that if they should break up, he would not write a book about her.


Priscilla Presley was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities by Rhodes College in 1998.


Priscilla Presley was named godmother of the largest steamboat ever built, American Queen, christened April 27,2012 at its home port in Memphis.