Priscilla Presley Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Priscilla Ann Presley, simply known as Priscilla Presley, is a famous American businesswoman, actress, television and film producer, as well as a writer. Even though Priscilla Presley is perhaps best known as a wife of “the King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley, she is also a well-known actress. The mother of Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley debuted in the film industry in 1982, in Hall Bartlett’s movie “Love is Forever”, where she co-starred with Michael Landon and Edward Woodward. As an actress, Priscilla Presley is perhaps most notable for her appearances on “The Naked Gun” film series with Leslie Nielsen and O. J. Simpson, as well as a role of Jenna Wade, a fictional character in the prime time soap opera “Dallas”. The series first aired on television screens in 1978, yet Presley only appeared in the series in 1983, when the creators of the show decided to bring back Wade’s character. Over the years, the show became one of the most popular soap operas at the time and is still the longest lasting primetime drama series with more than 357 episodes aired during the course of fourteen seasons. The main characters in “Dallas” were portrayed by Jim Davis, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal and others. A popular soap opera, “Dallas” not only managed to win four Emmy Awards, but, in addition, inspired the revival of the series in 2012, which aired after more than twenty years since its last season. The show also contributed to Presley’s fame and popularity in the entertainment industry.
Priscilla Presley Net Worth $100 Million
A famous actress, how rich is Priscilla Presley? According to sources, Priscilla Presley’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million, the majority of which came from her acting career, as well as business ventures.
Priscilla Presley was born in 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. As a child, Presley travelled a lot with her family, since her father was a US Navy pilot. During her childhood, Presley lived in Connecticut, New Mexico, and Texas, until her father was sent to work in Germany. Such shifts were hard on Presley, mainly since she had to leave her old school and friends behind and focus on meeting new people in Germany. It was here where she met Currie Grant, an Air Force recruit, who later introduced her to Elvis Presley. Priscilla eventually met Presley in Germany and several years later, in 1967, the couple got married. However, the Presleys decided to go separate ways a few years into their marriage, which they broke off in 1972. After that, Priscilla Presley focused on her own career and opened several businesses of her own, including a clothing store, as well a line of fragrances.
Presley’s most successful business venture to date is perhaps the foundation of the corporate entity called “Elvis Presley Enterprises”, where she currently serves as a chairwoman.
In addition to being a businesswoman, Presley became a well-known actress too, and since the beginning of her career starred in such productions as “Dancing with the Stars”, “Melrose Place”, “Spin City”, and others.
Former father-in-law Vernon Presley appointed her as executor of Elvis' estate upon his death in 1979. Priscilla founded Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. the same year and remained the corporation's president until daughter Lisa Marie took full control of her inheritance at thirty years of age.
Was crowned Queen of Del Valley Junior High by classmates in Austin, Tx. In high school, she was voted Best-Looking.
Won $75,000 in a 1998 defamation lawsuit against U.S. airman Currie Grant for claiming they had an affair before he introduced her to Elvis Presley. In 2005, she considered suing photographer Terry O'Neill for his claim that he had an affair with her in the mid-1970s.
Though originally from the East coast, she grew up mostly in Austin, Texas. Her family moved there from Maine when she was in second grade and left the summer before she started high school.
Twin granddaughters, Harper and Finley Lockwood, born in Los Angeles. [October 2008]
Hal B. Wallis, a Hollywood producer who had financed several of Elvis' earlier films, was interested in signing Priscilla to a contract in the '60s. Elvis, however, had no intentions of allowing his wife to have a career of any kind; in his opinion, albeit a very common one at the time, "a woman's place is in the home looking after her man".
Split with boyfriend of 22 years, Marco Garibaldi, in early March 2006. Presley reportedly confronted Garibaldi over his commitment to their romance and the argument resulted in him being asked to move out of her Beverly Hills home. The pair has a 19-year-old son Navarone.
Walked Lisa Marie Presley down the aisle at her wedding to Michael Lockwood. [January 2006]
Ambassador of the Dream Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based wish-granting organization for terminally ill adults.
[on turning 70 years old] I don't think that a number has to stop me from doing anything I want to do, 'cause I don't feel that. I feel like I'm 40 - 45, really. I don't stop.
[on O.J. Simpson] To be honest...when I was around him, I thought he was a bit full of himself.
[on performing in pantomime] It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.
I don't think I'll ever find anyone I'll love as much as I loved Elvis. It's pointless trying to compare him to anyone. Yes, some men I've been with have mattered to me, but Elvis was my first love, he'll be my last.
[on the trial of Michael Jackson] I hate to see anybody suffering and it was hard to see him suffer. I'm sure going through what he went through and sitting down, having to listen and face people who betrayed you is very, very difficult, if that's the case.
[on marrying Elvis Presley] I was so young and naive at the time, there was just no way I could have made a success of that marriage. I realized I couldn't give him the kind of adulation he got from his fans, and he needed that adulation desperately. Without it he was nothing.
[her reaction to Suzanne Finstad's 1996 biography of her, "Child Bride"] Talk about 5 minutes [of fame]! There are people in that book I've never even heard of. That woman made me out to be some kind of prostitute. I dated. But that was just my life...