Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley


5/24/1945, Brooklyn NY, USA

Birth Name

Priscilla Ann Wagner (nick name Cilla)



Also Known As

Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
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Priscilla was born in 1945 in the United States. When Priscilla was very young her birth father, James Wagner, was killed in a plane crash. Her mother later re-married to Air Force Officer Paul Beaulieu. They made Priscilla feel right at home and she never knew about her…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Priscilla and her partner, Louis van Amstel, were eliminated on Dancing with the Stars on April 15, 2008.

    • Priscilla will appear in season six of Dancing with the Stars. At age 62, she will be the oldest dancer to ever compete.

    • Priscilla appeared in the film "Breakfast with Einstein" in 1998.

    • Priscilla sits on the board of directors for MGM.

    • Priscilla started her theatrical training with famed coach Milton Katslas.

    • Priscilla left the prime-time series, "Dallas" after five seasons because she was unhappy with the direction of the show and her character.

    • Priscilla made an uncredited cameo in the movie "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."

    • Priscilla is a Scientologist. She was introduced to the religion in 1979 by John Travolta.

    • Priscilla has two grandchildren through her daughter, Lisa Marie. Their names are Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough.

    • Priscilla became co-executor of Vernon Presley's estate after his death in 1979. She turned Graceland into a moneymaker and became the chairwoman and president of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

    • Priscilla has created her own line of bed linens called the "Priscilla Presley Collection." Her partner for this line is Bruno Schiavi.

    • in 1985, Priscilla wrote and released "Elvis and Me", an autobiographical account of her life with Elvis. It was later made into a TV mini-series.

    • Priscilla received an honorary degree from Rhodes College.

    • Priscilla developed four perfumes in the 1990s. "Moments" and "Experiences" were very popular in Europe. "Indian Summer" and "Roses and More" made their way to America in 1996.

    • Priscilla married Elvis Presley on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    • She was 14 years old when she first met Elvis in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Quotes

    • Priscilla: We don't say grandma, we say Nona, it means Grandma in Italian. There's just such a connotation with Grandma and I just liked it better.

    • Priscilla (on a set of bongo drums that can be found in the new Elvis exhibit): My dad gave me 35 dollars to go find a gift for him and I found these bongo drums; he actually kept them and he used them.

    • Priscilla: (on being a grandmother again) I'm ecstatic. It's going to be nice to have a little one running around again. Just being around, just the energy.

    • Priscilla: You have so much to share, you have so much to tell, you have so much you want to expose, so much that's inside that you've learned from that life period. There are really very few people I can share that with.

    • Priscilla: I have a terrible time giving interviews, it's so much more a sensitive issue for me because I am so protective of Lisa Marie and of her father.

    • Priscilla: (on Elvis) Elvis brought out this mothering quality. I cut his meat up for him. I tasted it before he ever had it. I would fix his deviled eggs, cut off the top, put his butter in, prepare all his food as a mother would for a child.

    • Priscilla: (on being pregnant with Lisa Marie) I actually lost 8 pounds when I was carrying! I ate only eggs and apples, I never drank milk.

    • Priscilla: (on Scientology) You get answers, and that's very different from other religions. It's gotten me back to basics.