Priscilla Presley Biography – Early Era, Career, Facts & Assets

Priscilla Presley is an American businesswoman, actress, and writer. However, she has many occupations but is well known for being the King of Rock and Roll star Elvis’s other half. She’s also a Hollywood icon in her place. She is famous for her roles in “The Naked Gun” trilogy and “Dallas.” Priscilla founded Elvis Presley Enterprises in 1981 and ran the company till the 80s. Her 1985 memoir, “Elvis and Me,” becomes a “New York Times” bestseller. She holds a net worth of $50 million.

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.”


NamePriscilla Ann Presley
D.O.BMay 24, 1945
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, USA
Age77 Years Old
Zodiac signGemini
Height5ft 4inch
Marital statusDivorced
ProfessionWriter, Businesswoman, Actress, and Producer
ChildrenLisa Marie Presley (Belongs to Elvis Presley)
Navarone Garibaldi (Belongs to Marco Garibaldi  )

Early Age

young priscilla
young priscilla

Priscilla Presley is the daughter of James Wagner, a Navy pilot, and Anna Lillian Iversen, a homemaker. When she was six months old, his father died in a plane crash. Then Ann married Air force officer Paul Baulieuin 1948. The couple raised Priscilla with half-siblings Donald (b. 1949), Michelle, Jeffrey, and twins Thomas and Timothy Beaulieu Priscilla took the Beaulieu surname on April 17, 1950.

The family transferred every few years due to Beaulieu’s Air Force career, so Presley grew up from Connecticut to New Mexico to Maine and then Texas. Lastly, Priscilla’s father was transferred to Germany in 1956, where Priscilla met with Elvis Presley during a party. The singer was stationed in Germany during that time in the military and tossed a get-together at the rental house.

How Old Was Priscilla Presley When Elvis Met Her

priscilla met elvis
priscilla met elvis

At 14 in 1956, Priscilla met with 24 years Elvis Presley during a party at his base in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Her parents weren’t happy with her late return home that evening and the idea of 24-year-old Elvis and 14-year-old Priscilla having a relationship, but Presley convinced them to allow her to be in contact with him.

 In March 1960, Elvis left West Germany and kept in touch with Priscilla by phone until her parents allowed her to meet him in Los Angeles in 1962 on one condition that he would marry her.

In March 1963, Priscilla moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and decided to finish school at the Immaculate Conception High School in Graceland. Though Priscilla wanted to visit Elvis while he was working in Hollywood, she couldn’t and faced the rumors of his affairs.

How Old Was Priscilla Presley When She Married Elvis

elvis presley
elvis presley

In 1965, Elvis officially proposed to her with a diamond ring. At 21, they tied the knot at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas in 1967. Presley’s manager Tom Parker arranged the wedding to get the most out of media hype and facets only some guests. It was over in just eight minutes. After nine months, on May 1, 1968, the couple welcomed their daughter Lisa Marie. During their marriage, they have been involved in many affairs.

After his 1968 reappeared, when Elvis’ career took off again, he was continuously touring and performing in Las Vegas. He had also seemed involved with other women, frequently leaving Priscilla with their daughter, Lisa Marie, at home. As a result of Elvis being away so often, the marriage declined.

Priscilla started having an affair with her dance instructor, which made her realize that she wasn’t getting enough out of her relationship with her husband. Later she had an affair with her Karate instructor Mike Stone. Priscilla later said that her marriage left her feeling physically and emotionally disappointed.

The couple separated in February 1972, and though Elvis once said he wanted Stone to die, he declined to take action when his bodyguard brought up the idea of a contract killing. Elvis believed, “Aw hell, let’s leave it for currently. Maybe it’s a bit heavy.”

When did Elvis and Priscilla separate


Due to keeping away from Priscilla, having to make her home address available on the public records, and therefore risking the safety of both her and Lisa Marie, Elvis filed for legal separation on July 26, 1972. The duo divorced officially after 7 years of marriage on October 9, 1973, and agreed to shared custody of Lisa Marie.

 Priscilla also received a $725,000 cash payment, child support, spousal support, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of their home in Beverly Hills, and 5% of the royalties from Elvis’ publishing companies.

However, Priscilla and Elvis remained close friends and even left the courthouse holding hands on the day of their divorce. Right after Elvis divorced, she moved into the Beverly Hills home.

How did Elvis die

On August 16, 1977, he was found unconscious in his Graceland mansion and rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was buried on the grounds of Graceland, which continues to attract fans and has been turned into a highly successful tourist attraction. After the separation, he became paranoid and faced severe physical and mental health issues.

He developed a dangerous dependence on prescription drugs. He was also addicted to junk food and gained considerable weight. Though his doctor Dr. Nick has tried to calm him, it has not worked. Though Elvis’s death made Priscilla shocked and then also got depressed, life is the name to go on.

The cause of death of Elvis was also controversial. According to his doctor and autopsy report, the reason was a heart attack. However, his family claimed to use a toxic combination of pharmaceuticals, but doctors didn’t find drugs in Elvis’s blood.

Tennessee’s Chief Medical Examiner Jerry Francisco released the star’s official death certificate a few days later, listing the cause as a coronary issue unrelated to drugs. “Elvis Presley died of heart disease, and prescription drugs found in his blood were not a contributing factor.” Moreover, he also told American Medical News, “Had these drugs not been there, he still would have died.”

Career (Business & Filmography)


business ventures
business ventures

After the separation from Elvis, Priscilla opened the boutique Bis & Beau clothing in 1973 with her friend Olivia Bis in Los Angeles but closed in 1967. After the death of Elvis in 1977, Priscilla was the person responsible for Lisa Marie. While getting awreness about her daughter’s heritage, she turned Graceland into a popular tourist attraction with help from CEO Jack Soden.

On June 7, 1982, Graceland opened and was a hit with Elvis fans; the museum has been a National Historic Landmark since 2006. Priscilla became the president and chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE). The estate was valued at more than $100 million by the time Lisa Marie Presley was old enough to inherit it in 1993 officially. Priscilla’s ventures also include a line of fragrances and linens.

Acting Career

acting career
acting career

To prove that Priscilla was not fond of Elvis’s death, she made her place by work. The beauty frequently appeared in TV shows, series, and movies about her ex-husband and had cameo roles, including her memoir “Elvis and Me” (1988), “Breakfast with Einstein” (1998), and “And Finding Graceland” (1998).

She joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s board of directors in 2000 and was a series regular on “Dallas” (1983-1988). The part of Jenna Wade in the serialization piece Dallas was pretty significant. In addition, Priscilla got the lead parts in The Fall Guy series and the adventure melodrama Love is Forever.

The series of comedies, The Naked Gun, was an additional noteworthy event in the actress’s life. Presley played a role in all 3 films in “The Naked Gun” franchise as Jane Spencer, the love interest of Leslie Nielsen’s Lt. Frank Drebin.

 In 1993, the artist joined the TV series Tales from the Crypt cast. The television series Melrose Place lyricized and got into the top 100 classic shows.

The actress’s comedian talent manifested itself in Renny Harlin’s action The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Sarcastically, the story was about a singer, but the only difference was the music genus, heavy metal. It also got the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture in 1990. She also appears in the upcoming Netflix adult animated series “Agent King.”

Net worth of Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley is an American actress and businesswoman known as Elvis Presley’s better half, with a net worth of 50 million dollars. The main source of the worth is her acting career, writing a memoir of her love story Elvis and Me and Presley Enterprises.

Real Estate

In 1976, Presley purchased her parent’s home in Los Angeles. She paid $170,000 for that home and sold it for $3.9 million in 2019.

Priscilla Presley has held a 7,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills for many years. In August 2020, Priscilla scheduled her Beverly Hills home for $16 million. At the end of 2020, Priscilla sold this home for $13 million. In January 2021, she paid under $5 million for a penthouse in Century City, California.



While 2003, Presley became the representative of the Dream Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based wish-granting organization for fatally ill adults and their kith and kin.

Presley helped to launch the Narconon Stonehawk Rehabilitation Center in Albion, Michigan. The main purpose of Narconon is based on principles developed by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Presley said, “capable of eradicating the very cravings that make addicts in mending back to drugs.”

 In 2013, Presley spoke out in opposition to the Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill through a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Presley quoted her and Elvis’s care for horses and showed her anxiety that the Bill would deter animal unkindness investigations and lessen protections for horses and other farm animals.

Who Is Priscilla Presley Married To Now

After Elvis, she did not marry again. In her entire life, she has been involved with many people. However, after separation, Priscilla lived with Mike Stone and stayed together till 1975. Later, she was committed to male model Michael Edward from 1978-1985. However, she felt his behavior was improper toward teen Lisa Marie at the time.

Her long-term relationship of 22 years was with screenwriter/computer programmer Marco Garibaldi. Though they aren’t married to date, the couple welcomed their son Navarone on March 1, 1987. In 2006, the duo parted ways, and she made a relationship with TV executive Nigel Lythgoe from 2006 to 2009. Priscilla has also been connected to lawyer Robert Kardashian and photographer Terry O’Neill.

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