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Priscilla Presley: bio, family, career, and net worth

Who is Priscilla Presley?

Priscilla Presley is an American actor and entrepreneur who married the cultural icon and the rock-and-roll king Elvis Presley. Priscilla was very protected and kept in the shadows by Elvis for a long time.

It was after their divorce when Priscilla started living a more celebrity-style life.

The name Priscilla means “ancient or primordial” in Latin. 

Today, Priscilla is a strong and independent woman. She is a veteran actress and a successful entrepreneur that many people admire. The beautiful and talented diva has acting credits in hit movies like ‘Naked Gun’ and many more.

Priscilla has also been very successful in her business ventures. She was the former president of Elvis Presley Enterprises. The company turned Elvis Presley’s mansion ‘Graceland’ into a top tourist attraction.

Priscilla Presley Biography

Today we are going deep into the life of Priscilla Presley. Get ready to learn everything there is to know about this powerful diva. It includes her personal life, whereabouts, and her relationship with Elvis.

Priscilla Presley quick facts

Full NamePriscilla Ann Wagner Presley
Full name after adoptionPriscilla Beaulieu
NicknamePriscilla Presley
BirthdayMay 24th, 1945
Age76 years old
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
NicknamesCilla, Pris, Nona
ZodiacGemini
TraitsPositive: Adaptable, outgoing, and intelligent

Negative: Indecisive, impulsive,
and unreliable
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityCaucasian
ProfessionActress, Entrepreneur
HairBrunette
EyesBlue
Height5’4
FatherJames Wagner
MotherAnna Lillian Iversen
Maternal GrandfatherAlbert Henry Iversen
SpouseElvis Presley (1967-1973)
Other Romantic PartnersMarco Garibaldi, (1984-2006)

Michael Edwards (1978-1984)
EducationImmaculate Conception Cathedral School
Rhodes College, Tennessee
KidsLisa Marie Presley, Navarone Garibaldi
Net Worth$50-$150 million
Social MediaInstagram

Priscilla Presley interesting facts

1. Priscilla Presley was born in the USA and brought up in Germany

Priscilla was born as Priscilla Ann Wagner in Brooklyn, New York.  Her biological father was in the navy. He died after a plane crash. 

Her mother married an air force officer, Paul Beaulieu, and due to his job, they moved a lot.

She moved to Germany with her parents when she was 11 years old and did her schooling.

2. Elvis and Priscilla met when she was in the ninth grade

Priscilla met the superstar Elvis while he was serving in the army in 1959. She was only 14 when she met Presley at a party in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

3. Priscilla moved in with Elvis when she was 18

After Elvis promised to go according to Priscilla’s parent’s conditions, Priscilla started to visit Elvis in Los Angeles.

Eventually, she moved in at his grandmother’s house at Graceland when she was only 18 years old.

4. Priscilla gave birth to a daughter nine months after the wedding

Priscilla and Elvis got married on May 1, 1967, and became pregnant right away. She had not expected that so soon.

She gave birth to Elvis’s only child, Lisa Marie, on February 1, 1968.

5. Priscilla has another child from another man

Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973. They were cheating on teachother during their marriage. 

After the divorce, she dated Mike Stone but called it quits in a short period.

Later, she met Marco Garibaldi and dated him for 20 years. She has a son named Navarone with Marco Garibaldi.

6. Priscilla Presley is also an actress

Priscilla was fond of dancing and modeling. A producer named Hal B. Wallis wanted to sign a contract with Priscilla, but Elvis denied it, saying that a woman needs to stay home and cook. 

After the divorce from Elvis, Priscilla pursued a career as an actress and worked on many films and T.V. series.

7. She made Elvis’s house into a museum

After Elvis’s death, his property went on to his family (father, grandmother, and daughter). After his father and grandmother died, Elvis’s home “Graceland” was in the name of his daughter, but since she was still young, Priscilla was in charge of it. 

Priscilla turned the mansion into a museum and made millions out of it.

Priscilla Presley childhood

Priscilla Ann Wagner was born on May 24th, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. She belongs to a white ethnic background.

Her biological father was in the navy and died in a crash when Priscilla was only six months old. She grew up with her stepdad, an air force officer, Paul Beaulieu. Because of his job, the family had to move a lot.

Priscilla had a memorable childhood in Connecticut, New Mexico, Maine, and Texas. However, it was uneasy for a shy young Priscilla to move from place to place continually. She did not get a chance to make good friends.

Her father Paul was transferred to Germany in 1956, and the whole family was settled there. It was here where Priscilla met the love of her life, Elvis Presley, for the first time. At that time, Elvis was serving in the army and well, the rest is history.

Priscilla Presley family

Priscilla’s biological father, James Wagner, was a pilot who served in the navy. Her mother’s name is Anna Lillian Iversen.

Priscilla’s parents married when they were pretty young. Anna gave birth to Priscilla at the age of 19.

Her biological father James Wagner

Ensign James Frederick Wagner graduated from Colestock High School, Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1940. In early 1943, he served in a submarine as a storekeeper third class on the USS Beaver AS-5.

After returning to the U.S, James received navy pilot training. He served in the navy and was assigned to the new aircraft carrier’s air wing, the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVB-42.

On August 10th, 1944, when James was 23 years old, he married Priscilla’s mother. James and Anna had dated for more than three years.

At a very young age, James Wagner lost his life on duty in an air crash on November 3rd, 1945. He was piloting a single-engine two-seater SNJ Navy training plane.

Mother Anna Lillian Iversen

Anna Lilian Iversen was born on March 13th, 1926, to Albert Henry Davis and Lorraine Davis. She is of Scott-Irish and English decedent.

Anna fell in love with James at a very young age and married pretty soon. As James was in the navy, Anna had to take care of their child.

Being a mother at a very young age was difficult for her and her husband as well. After James’ unfortunate death, life was hard for Anna and her daughter, Priscilla.

In 1948 Anna met a U.S. Airforce officer, Paul Beaulieu. He was from Quebec, Canada. The pair married within a year of dating, and together they raised Priscilla.

Priscilla took her stepfather’s family name as he was the one who took care of her. According to sources, Paul left this world in 2018.

Priscilla Presley relationships

Priscilla and Elvis met when Elvis was serving in the army on September 13th, 1959. They first met at a party in Bad Nauheim, Germany, and fell in love at first sight. Priscilla was only 14 at the time, whereas Elvis was already a sensational figure in the music world.

Elvis and Priscilla started spending a lot of time with each other. Ultimately Elvis had to depart from West Germany in 1960. It looked like the end of their beautiful relationship.

After returning to the U.S., there were rumors about Elvis being in a relationship with Nancy Sinatra. After Elvis’s departure, Priscilla received a lot of interview requests from the media. She was becoming famous and received lots of letters from Elvis’s fans.

Despite the false rumors, Elvis always stayed in touch with Priscilla. It seemed like they really were in love.

Priscilla’s parents were strict Christians who closely watched their daughter’s whereabouts. Elvis had to win over Priscilla’s parents to be with her.

In the summer of 1962, Priscilla’s parents allowed her to visit Elvis under certain conditions. The conditions were that Elvis had to pay for a first-class round trip with a chaperone throughout the journey, and Priscilla had to write home every day. Elvis quickly agreed to all the conditions, and Priscilla met Elvis after a long time in LA.

Priscilla Presley wedding with Elvis Presley

The couple married on May 1st, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. The wedding was highly publicized, and Colonel Tom Parker had arranged the event. The wedding featured minimal guests and was over in only eight minutes.

Priscilla’s wedding look is famous till today. She looked utterly mesmerizing on her special day. Many of Elvis’s closest friends were not invited to the actual wedding ceremony, which caused friction.

The following day the pair held a press conference and a massive $10,000 breakfast reception. The couple’s friends, family, and business associates from MGM and RCA attended the event.

Following the wedding reception, the newlyweds boarded a private plane for a short honeymoon in Palm Springs. On May 4th, they returned to their private ranch and spent time with each other. The couple took a break from their busy lifestyle to enjoy each other’s company.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley Wedding photo

Soon after their wonderful marriage, the news of Priscilla’s pregnancy started spreading. Priscilla, who got married at a very young age, did not expect to raise a child so soon.

At one point, Priscilla was pretty upset by the news. She thought it could lead to problems in her marriage.

Priscilla had previously asked Elvis about birth control pills, but he insisted that they didn’t need them. The psychological pressure of being pregnant at a very young age had taken a toll on Priscilla.

After some time of their marriage, Priscilla did get pregnant. They considered abortion at one point, but both concluded against that decision. Their only child Lisa Marie was born after nine months of their wedding on February 1st.

Priscilla Presley divorce with Elvis Presley

Elvis had told Priscilla that he would never make love to a woman who has given birth before their marriage. This painful confession of Elvis always hurt Priscilla. Following his statement, Elvis started having affairs with other women after Priscilla gave birth to their daughter.

Feeling lonely and uncared for, Priscilla started seeing other men, too. The affairs slowly killed their marriage.

Priscilla soon fell in love with her karate instructor Mike Stone. She confronted Elvis about her newfound love.

Elvis didn’t take the news positively and hired a hitman to kill Mike. Fortunately, Priscilla and his friend convinced him not to do the heinous deed.

They agreed on getting a divorce, and it got finalized on October 9th, 1973. In an interview, Priscilla stated,

“I did not divorce him because I didn’t love him. He was the love of my life, but I had to find out about the world.”

The pair shared custody of their daughter Lisa Marie.

Priscilla Presley dating after the divorce

Following the tragic divorce, Elvis and Priscilla decided to remain friends always. They moved on with their lives and dated different people after that. Priscilla dated Mike Stone for a while, but that didn’t last long.

Priscilla met a man named Marco Garibaldi, whom she dated for more than 20 years. They ended their relationship in 2006. They have a son together.

Even at the age of 76, she is still beautiful. She was romantically involved with many men. However, most of her relationships were platonic.

Priscilla Presley children

Her son Navarone Garibaldi

Navarone Garibaldi is the son of Marco Garibaldi, who Priscilla dated from 1984 to 2006.

Navarone is a 33-year-old musician. He is the frontman of ‘Them Guns,’ a group based in Los Angeles. His music career seems to be going well.

Them Guns have written songs for a movie starring Kiefer Sutherland’s daughter Sarah. According to Priscilla Presley, Navarone doesn’t need any family connections to make it big in the music industry. He is doing great on his own.

Priscilla Presley, Navarone Garibaldi, and Lisa Marie Presley at the Cartier VIP reception at MGM CityCenter's Crystals for Nevada Ballet Theatre's 27th Annual Black and White Ball

The only child of Elvis- Daughter Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie is Elvis Presley’s only child. The 44-year-old singer-songwriter and mother of four is doing great in her music career. Lisa has issued three successful albums till now and is working on her new projects.

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Lisa Marie owns Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley still owns Graceland. She retains 100% sole ownership of Graceland Mansion. The mansion was once the home of Elvis Presley, and now Lisa manages it.

Elvis Presley’s costumes, awards, furniture, cars, and instruments are kept safely in the mansion. After the tragic demise of Elvis, his family buried him in the premises of Graceland.

The land holds all the memories and legacy of Elvis Presley. His daughter is determined to protect and preserve those memories till eternity.

Priscilla Presley Elvis Presley death

Despite their divorce, Priscilla always loved Elvis. Their marriage failed, but that didn’t mean she didn’t care for him anymore.

When Elvis left the world on August 16th, 1977, Pricilla was devastated. She didn’t want to live anymore. But with the support from her family and loved ones, she slowly accepted his death and moved on.

Priscilla Presley career

Priscilla was famous as Elvis’s ex-wife. However, a Hollywood producer named Hal B. Wallis, who produced many of Elvis’s earlier films,  was interested in signing Priscilla. However, Elvis thought that a woman needed to be home cooking, even though Priscilla was interested in modeling and dancing. 

However, after divorcing him, she debuted as a co-host for a television show called ‘Those Amazing Animals’ in 1980. 

She also starred in multiple movies and television series. 

Priscilla Presley filmography

YearTitle of film/seriesRole
1983Love Is Forever (Film)Sandy Redford
1983 The Fall Guy (TV series)Sabrina Coldwell
1983–88Dallas (TV series)Jenna Wad
1988The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (Film)Jane Spencer
1990The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (Film)Colleen Sutton
1991The Naked Gun 2+1⁄2: The Smell of Fear (Film)Jane Spencer
1993Tales from the Crypt (TV series)Gina
1994Naked Gun 33+1⁄3: The Final InsultJane Spencer Drebin
1996Melrose Place (TV series)Nurse Benson
1997Touched by an Angel (TV series)Dr. Meg Saulter
1998Breakfast with Einstein (Film)Keelin
1999Spin CityAunt Marie Paterno
1999Hayley Wagner, Star (Film)Sue Wagner
2008Dancing with the Stars (Reality show)Herself
2019Wedding at Graceland (TV film)Herself

Priscilla Presley charity

Priscilla has been the Ambassador of the Dream Foundation since 2003. 

She also speaks out against the Tennesse Ag-Gag Bill and expresses her concern that the bill would hinder animal cruelty investigations. She cited her and her ex-husband’s love for horses and said that the legislation would reduce protections for horses and other farm animals.

Priscilla Presley net worth

Priscilla Presley is a successful actress and entrepreneur. She has participated in several business projects.

Her divorce from Elvis left her with half of the income from their shared properties. She also received a portion of his publishing royalties, alimony, and a cash settlement of $725,00.

After the sad demise of Elvis Presley and his father, Vernon Presley, Priscilla was deemed as a trustee of Elvis’s estates.

With all the estates and properties, Priscilla created Elvis Presley Enterprise (EPE). She turned most of the estate into tourist attractions.

In 2017, Priscilla opened a $45 million attraction at Graceland. It features an Elvis exhibit. The premise also has $90 million worth of luxurious hotels.

Priscilla’s acting career has also provided her with numerous successes. However, most of her earnings come from her Graceland endeavors. According to sources, her current net worth is somewhere around $50-$150 million.

She recently bought a penthouse in Century City, California, for under $5 million.

Priscilla Presley social media

Prsicilla Presley Instagram

Priscilla Presley is active on social media platforms. She loves sharing glimpses of her personal life on Instagram

With more than 253k followers on Instagram, Priscilla loves to share her love for Elvis and his music.

You can find Priscilla on Instagram as @priscillapresley

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Priscilla Presley Twitter

Priscilla is also active on Twitter. Her username is @Cilla_Presley, and she has over 87.3K followers. 

She mostly tweets about her venture ‘Graceland’ and about keeping Elvis Presley’s legacy alive.

Priscilla Presley Facebook

Priscilla also has a Facebook page with over 860k followers. She used this platform to share about Elvis’s works.

Priscilla Presley now

Priscilla Presley is living a healthy and happy life supporting her children.

In a recent interview, Priscilla talked about a new Netflix animated show ‘Agent King.’ The lead character will be inspired by Elvis, where the character will be portraying an agent.

The search for the voice of Elvis’s character is still going on. It looks like Priscilla is deeply involved with the project.

Priscilla mostly works on keeping Elvis’ dreams and legacies alive.

Priscilla Presley F.A.Qs

What is Priscilla Presley’s age?

Born in May 24, 1945, Priscilla Presley is currently 76 years old.

What did Elvis use to do to Priscilla?

After being married to Priscilla, Elvis would bring other women to their bedroom and watch and film her with them. However, there is no information on media about whether it was on Priscilla’s consent or not.

In addition, after Priscilla gave birth to their only child, Elvis stopped making love to her, saying he would never be able to make love to a woman who had a child.

Elvis has also cheated on Priscilla multiple times with his leading ladies and co-stars before their marriage.

How old was Priscilla when she moved in with Elvis?

Priscilla was only 18 years old when she moved in with Elvis’s grandmother’s house at Graceland.

How much older was Elvis than Priscilla?

Elvis Presley is ten years older than Priscilla.

Did Priscilla Presley ever remarry?

After divorcing Elvis Presley in 1973, Priscilla became a single mother. She did not remarry anyone; however, she stayed in a relationship with many men throughout her life.

Did Elvis love Priscilla?

Yes, Elvis loved Priscilla. He met Priscilla when he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. They began dating and had a two-year long-distance relationship. 

Did Elvis still love Priscilla?

Even after the divorce, Elvis and Priscilla remained very closed to each other. They even loved and understood each other more after their marriage. 

They remained close friends till Elvis died. 

Did Elvis really want to marry Priscilla?

Elvis was pressured to marry Priscilla, and so he trained her to become his perfect wife. 

Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker, was worried that Elvis would face a potential fallout if he didn’t marry Priscilla.

Who gets Elvis Presley’s royalties?

Elvis’s royalties on recordings before 1987 go to Sony Company. Elvis Presley sold all his recordings to RCA for an influx. 

Elvis’s royalties after 1973 went to his daughter. However, she sold 85% of the shares of EPE to CKX company.

Did Priscilla Presley get any money from Elvis?

After Elvis Presley’s death, his ex-wife and the mother of his only child, Priscilla, got his fortune, which had already shrunk to $5 million by that time.

Elvis had left his fortune to his father, grandmother, and his daughter, Lisa Marie. Being the child’s mother, she was in charge of Elvis’s estate. 

Who owns Graceland now?

Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie, owns Graceland.

Did Elvis marry Priscilla at 14?

No, Elvis didn’t marry Priscilla when she was 14 years old. He met her when she was of that age. Elvis married Priscilla when she was 24 years old.

At what age did Priscilla Presley give birth?

Priscilla gave birth to a daughter at the age of 24.

Where is Priscilla Presley today?

Priscilla Presley is alive and well. She is now a businesswoman and a grandmother who still promotes her ex-husband’s legacy on social media.

Even though her daughter has already taken hold of Graceland, she is still involved as an advisor.

Where will Priscilla be buried?

Priscilla Presley has said that she wants to be buried next to her ex-husband, Elvis Presley, at Graceland.

Does Priscilla Presley still have her wedding ring from Elvis?

Yes, Priscilla still has her wedding ring from Elvis Presley. She treasures them till now.

Did Priscilla Presley do her own makeup?

Yes, Priscilla Presley did her own makeup as Elvis Presley didn’t like it without her hair and makeup done.

He had hairdressers sculpt her hair to style it to look like him.

And that is everything you need to know about Elvis Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley.

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