Who is Priscilla Presley? This article delves into her biography, including details about her husband, children, parents, siblings, family, net worth, and more…
Priscilla Presley is an American businesswoman and actress.
She is the ex-wife of the late American singer Elvis Presley, as well as co-founder and former chairperson of Elvis Presley Enterprises.
In her acting career, Presley co-starred with Leslie Nielsen in the Naked Gun film trilogy and played Jenna Wade on the long-running television series Dallas.
Priscilla Presley Biography
Priscilla Presley was born as Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24, 1945 to Ann Iversen and James Wagner, a US Navy pilot in Brooklyn, New York.
When she was merely six months old, her father died in a plane crash. Ann Iversen remarried Paul Beaulieu, a US Air Force officer who took over as young Priscilla’s legal father.
Her father’s profession made young Priscilla move from one city to another every two to three years.
She loathed relocation for the challenges that it brought of settling in a new city and new environment. In 1956, her father was transferred yet again to Austin, Texas.
Just when Priscilla finally settled down at the new place and had made friends, the transfer orders came in, this time to Wiesbaden, Germany.
It was in Wiesbaden, Germany that Priscilla first met Elvis Presley, who in turn was serving in the United States Army’s 3rd Armoured Division.
The two met at a party at Elvis’ home. Elvis Presley was floored by Priscilla’s beauty and charm.
Though she was ten years younger to him, she managed to make a huge impression. The two dated until his departure in March 1960.
The following four years marked the meteoric rise of Elvis Presley as a singer and actor.
Despite being extensively busy with his career commitments, the love of the two blossomed so much so that Priscilla visited him in US during the summer of 1962.
In March 1963, she moved to America for good. It was there that she attended the Immaculate Conception High School in Memphis and lived with Presley’s parents.
Upon graduating in June 1963, she moved to live-in with Presley.
Priscilla Presley Career
Priscilla Presley started acting in the 1970s, appearing in some TV shows and movies.
Her most notable roles were Jane Spencer in the comedy film trilogy The Naked Gun (1988-1994) and Jenna Wade in the TV drama series Dallas (1983-1988).
She also became the executor of Elvis Presley’s estate after his death in 1977 and turned Graceland into a successful tourist attraction and museum.
Some of her career highlights are:
She co-starred with Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun films, playing a police officer and love interest of Nielsen’s character, Frank Drebin.
The films were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, grossing over $200 million worldwide.
She played Jenna Wade, a wealthy oil heiress and former lover of Bobby Ewing, on Dallas.
She appeared in 143 episodes and was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role on a Prime Time Serial in 1987.
She became the co-founder and former chairperson of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), the company that manages Graceland and other Elvis-related ventures.
She also co-produced several posthumous projects featuring Elvis’s music, such as the albums If I Can Dream (2015) and The Wonder of You (2016), which featured orchestral arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
She competed on the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars (2008), partnered with professional dancer Louis van Amstel. She was eliminated in the fifth week, finishing in eighth place.
Priscilla Presley Husband
Priscilla Presley’s husband was the late Elvis Presley, the famous singer and actor.
They met in 1959, when she was 14 and he was 24, and married in 1967.
They divorced in 1973, four years before Elvis died. Priscilla has not remarried since then.
Though she has never remarried, Presley has had numerous romantic relationships since her divorce from Elvis.
Following the divorce, Presley lived with karate instructor Mike Stone; the relationship dissolved in 1975.
She then dated photographer Terry O’Neill, lawyer Robert Kardashian, hairdresser Elie Ezerzer and financier Kirk Kerkorian.
Presley’s longest relationship has been with Brazilian screenwriter-turned-computer-programmer Marco Antonio Garcia (a.k.a. Marco Garibaldi), with whom she lived for 22 years.
Priscilla Presley Children
Priscilla Presley has two children: Lisa Marie Presley and Navarone Garibaldi.
Lisa Marie was her only child with Elvis Presley, while Navarone was her son with Marco Garibaldi.
Lisa Marie was born on February 1, 1968 and followed her father’s footsteps as a singer and songwriter.
She had four children of her own, but tragically passed away on January 12, 2023 due to complications from bariatric surgery.
Navarone was born on March 1, 1987 and is a musician and the lead singer of the band Them Guns.
He is estranged from his father and has a close relationship with his mother.
Priscilla Presley Parents
Priscilla Presley’s parents were James Wagner and Anna Lillian Iversen.
James Wagner was a US Navy pilot who died in a plane crash when Priscilla was six months old.
Anna Lillian Iversen remarried Paul Beaulieu, a US Air Force officer, who raised Priscilla as his own daughter.
Priscilla Presley Siblings
Priscilla Presley has four half-siblings from her mother’s second marriage to Paul Beaulieu, a US Air Force officer who raised Priscilla as his own daughter. They are:
Donald Beaulieu (born in 1949), a retired US Air Force officer.
Michelle Beaulieu (born in 1954), a nurse.
Jeffrey Beaulieu (born in 1959), a musician and songwriter.
Timothy Beaulieu (born in 1962), a twin brother of Thomas Beaulieu, who died in 2013. Timothy is a businessman and entrepreneur.
Priscilla Presley does not have any full siblings, as her biological father James Wagner died in a plane crash when she was six months old.
Priscilla Presley Family
Priscilla Presley has a large and famous family, mostly related to her marriage to the late singer Elvis Presley. Here is a list of her family members:
Parents: James Wagner (biological father, deceased) and Anna Lillian Iversen (mother). Paul Beaulieu (stepfather, deceased) .
Siblings: Donald Beaulieu (half-brother), Michelle Beaulieu (half-sister), Jeffrey Beaulieu (half-brother), and Timothy Beaulieu (half-brother). Thomas Beaulieu (half-brother, deceased) was Timothy’s twin.
Husband: Elvis Presley (deceased), the legendary singer and actor. They met in 1959, married in 1967, and divorced in 1973.
Children: Lisa Marie Presley (deceased) and Navarone Garibaldi.
Grandchildren: Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough (deceased), the children of Lisa Marie and Danny Keough, a musician.
Harper and Finley Lockwood, the twins of Lisa Marie and Michael Lockwood, a guitarist.
Priscilla Presley Net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Priscilla Presley has a net worth of $50 million as of 2023.
She earned most of her wealth from her acting career, her involvement in Elvis Presley’s estate, and her business ventures.
She also received a settlement worth several million dollars from Lisa Marie’s trust after a legal dispute with her granddaughter Riley Keough.
Priscilla Presley is one of the richest celebrities in the world.