Priscilla Presley is a renowned American entrepreneur and actress; notable for being the wife of the famous American musician named Elvis Presley. She was the former President of Elvis Presley Enterprises which orchestrated Graceland turning into one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.
In addition, Priscilla also became popular as an actress through her brilliant performance in the movie titled Naked Gun, as well as, the soap opera Dallas for which she got an award in 1984. The stunning actress has equally appeared in other popular movies like Spin City, Family Guy, Touched By An Angel, and Breakfast with Einstein, among others.
Priscilla Presley Biography
Priscilla first stepped into this world on May 24th, 1945; her birth name was Priscilla Ann Wagner and she was born in New York City in the United States. She is the daughter of James Wagner who worked as a pilot for the US Navy and his wife Anna Lilian Wagner. Her father passed away through a plane crash barely six months after she was born.
After his death, her mom married Paul Beaulieu who was a US Airforce officer in 1948. Due to the nature of her father’s job, Priscilla didn’t experience a stable childhood as her family kept on moving from one place to the other. She spent her childhood days in Connecticut, Maine, New Mexico, Texas, and Germany.
Priscilla Presley garnered fame during the ’60s and ’70s through her most publicized marriage to Elvis Presley. After their separation, Priscilla began her career. First, she started a fashion line called Bis & Beau along with Olivia Bis. The business was commercially successful and subsequently; Priscilla started her acting career in 1980. Following the demise of Elvis Presley in 1977, the amazing lady became the President of Elvis Presley Enterprises until their daughter turned 21 years old.
As an actress, she appeared in movies such as Love Is Forever, The Fall Guy, and Dallas for which she received a Soap Opera Digest Award for New Actress in a Prime Time Soap Opera. During the ’90s, the actress starred in movies including The Naked Gun Trilogy, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Melrose Place, and many others. Her latest movie is Family Guy where she featured as Jane Spencer in 2017.
Net Worth: How Much is She Worth?
Undoubtedly, Priscilla is a career driven woman and so talented with business. Her excellent creative ideas kept her former husband’s company Elvis Presley Enterprises above their competitors; hence becoming a multi-million dollar company. She equally ran her own businesses including a Bis & Beau boutique among other businesses. In addition to that, she has earned a huge amount of money from her acting career as well. Priscilla Presley currently has a whopping net worth of $50 million.
Priscilla’s Marriage and Why She Divorced Elvis Presley
Priscilla got hitched to the famous American music superstar cum actor named Elvis Presley. Presley was notable for his contributions to the world of pop, gospel, blues and country music. Born and raised in Mississippi, Tennessee, Elvis was regarded as the King of Rock and Roll music during the 20th century. The couple met each other during Elvis’ Army career in 1959 at a party in Presley’s home in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Although Priscilla was fourteen at the time; the love between her and Elvis was something so deep and can’t be explained. The pair tied the knot on the 1st of May 1967 and their wedding was held at the Aladdin Hotel located in Las Vegas.
Interestingly, Priscilla continued to enjoy a blissful union with her celebrity husband until 1972 when their relationship turned sour. Priscilla lost out in so many aspects of her teenage life and never had the opportunity of following her own dreams or career. Of course, Elvis wouldn’t let her because he provides her with everything. In a bid to have a taste of what the world is like, she had to divorce him so she could pursue her own dreams.
Prior to their separation, Priscilla met Mike Stone who she eventually fell in love with. Mike is a karate instructor and they met in one of her husband’s show in 1972. Due to her husband’s busy schedule and constant traveling; her relationship with Mike turned into a romance which contributed to her divorce from Elvis. When Elvis knew about it, he tried to work things out with her; nevertheless, all his efforts were futile.
The couple separated in 1972 and filed for a divorce the following year. Their divorce process was finalized in October 1973 and the duo remained friends.
While Priscilla was still married to Elvis Presley, the pair welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter named Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa grew to become a multi-talented American singer and songwriter. She was born in February 1968, exactly nine months after her parent’s wedding. After Priscilla and Elvis’ divorce, the couple got equal custody of their child.
Subsequently, Priscilla Presley began another relationship with a man named Marco Garibaldi. The pair were together for over 22 years and they both had a son named Navarone Garibaldi in March 1987. Navarone is equally an American musician as well as the lead singer of the rock band known as Them Guns.