Priscilla Presley: Elvis, Controversies, Wedding & Net Worth

Priscilla Presley, as we know, is an actress and businesswoman, but she is best known as the ex-wife of Elvis Presley.

The actress is also the co-founder and ex-chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Elvis, as we all know, is an iconic American actor and singer dubbed the “King of Rock and Roll.”

Likewise, you might also know Presley from series like Dallas, Spin City, and Dancing with the Stars.

Priscilla Presley at the 2022 Met Gala (Source: BEAM Media)
Priscilla Presley at the 2022 Met Gala (Source: Getty Images)

Besides her successful career and business ventures, the actress has gained a reputation for her prolific dating life. 

Buckle up your seatbelt as we are about to go on an adventure in the life of Priscilla Presley.

This article will tell you all about her early life, relationships, controversies, etc. 

Quick Facts

Birthname Priscilla Anne Wagner
Primarily Known As  Priscilla Presley
Other Names Priscilla Wagner, Priscilla Beaulieu, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Nicknames Cilla, Pris, Satnin, Nona
Date Of Birth May 24, 1945
Religion Scientology
Nationality American
Ethnicity American, Scottish, Irish, English
Age 77 Years Old
Zodiac sign Gemini
Place of birth New York City, USA
Current residence(s) Century City, Los Angeles, California
Sex Female
Father’s name James Wagner
Mother’s name Anna Lillian Iversen
Siblings
Relatives Riley Keough
Profession Actress, Businesswoman
Active years 1983-1999 (acting), 1982-present (business)
Source of Wealth Acting, Business, Endorsements
Skin color White
Height 5’4″ (1.63 m)
Weight 123.5 lb (56 kg)
Body Build Average
Body Measurement 34-26-35 inches
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Dress Size 6 (US)
Hair color Natural Brunette
Eye color Blue
Marital status Divorced
Spouse Elvis Presley (m. 1967; div 1973)
Partner(s) Michael Edwards (1978-1984)
Marco Garibaldi (1984-2006)
Children 2 (Lisa Marie Presley, Navarone Garibaldi)
School Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
High School Wiesbaden High School
College Rhodes College
Books Elvis intime, Elvis and Me, and Elvis: By the Presleys
Net Worth $50 million
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Last Update July 2022

Priscilla Presley: Early Life & Family 

Priscilla Ann Wagner, mainly known as Priscilla Presley or Beaulieu, was born on May 24, 1945.

Pris was born at the Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, to parents James Waner and Anna Lillian Iversen.

Similarly, Presley’s biological father, James, was a US Navy pilot who died in a plane crash when young Cilla was six months old.

Her mother, Anna, was a daughter of immigrants who had Scottish, Irish, and English ancestry. 

After the death of Cilla’s biological father, Anna married Paul Beaulieu, a US Air Force officer from Quebec, Canada.

Likewise, Nona also changed her surname to Beaulieu after her mother married her stepfather.

Priscilla has five younger half-siblings: Donald, Michelle, Jeffey, Thomas, and Timothy.

Move to Germany 

Presley was a shy girl who had to move from place to place during her childhood due to her stepfather’s career.

Connecticut, New Mexico, Maine Del Valle, and Wiesbaden were where the Beaulieus moved to over the years.

Nona described later that she was terrified of not making permanent friends due to moving so often.

In the late 1950s, the Beaulieus settled in Wiesbaden, West Germany, and they stayed at the Helene Hotel for three months.

As living at the hotel became very expensive, the family settled in a vintage building, which they later realized was a brothel. 

But due to the scarcity of housing, the Beaulieus had no choice but to stay there.

Priscilla Presley: Age, Height & Weight

The businesswoman is currently 77 years old.

Priscilla is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 56 kilograms.

The former actress still looks despite her growing age and has an average body build.

Presley’s body measurements are 34-26-35 inches; she wears 7 US-sized shoes and 6 US-size dresses.

Likewise, Nona has an extremely fair skin tone; she looks beautiful because of her natural brunette hair color and blue-colored eyes.

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Priscilla Presley: Professional Career 

Business

Cilla opened a clothing store titled Bis & Beau in Los Angeles with her friend Olivia Bis in 1973.

Likewise, the store ran until 1976, with celebrities like Natalie Wood, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Lana Turner, and others visiting the store frequently!

Elvis’ sudden demise in 1977 caused Priscilla to be his successor upon his death.

As soon as Priscilla became the chairwoman and president of EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises), the company’s net worth rose from $1 million to $100 million within four weeks.

Similarly, Nona launched her own fragrances company in 1988. She also helped produce movies like Finding Graceland, Breakfast with Einstein, and If I Can Dream.

Likewise, Satnin, alongside Megan Brennan, created two Elvis stamps that were famous worldwide.

Acting

Cilla debuted in the 1983 movie Love Is Forever, where she acted as Sandy Redford.

Similarly, Presley made her television debut the same year as Sabrina Coldwell in The Fall Guy.

From 1983 to 1988, Nona acted as Jenna wade in Dallas, for which she also won a Soap Opera Award for New Actress in 1984.

Most importantly, Priscilla is known for playing the infamous character of Jane Spencer in The Naked Gun film series (1988, 1991, and 1994). 

Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley on the set of The Naked Gun (Source: Pinterest)
Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley on the set of The Naked Gun (Source: Pinterest)

Similarly, the actress is famous for acting in Touched by an Angel, Spin City, Breakfast with Einstein, and others.

Likewise, Pris’s latest involvement came in 2019 as she was part of Wedding at Graceland, a TV Film.

Author

In 1985, Cilla wrote a book titled Elvis and Me, in which she writes about their relationship and the problems within.

Similarly, on June 24, 1997, Elvis intime was released, followed by another one titled Elvis by the Presleys. 

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Priscilla Presley: Charity & Activism

Presley has been heavily active in charity and activist activities throughout her career.

Cilla has been the Ambassador of the Dream Foundation since 2003. The Santa-Barbara based non-profit organizations grants wish to ill people and their families.

Similarly, Priscilla is a regular donor to Autism Movement Therapy, Inc. This non-profit organization focuses on serving needy people who have autism.

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes is another organization where Satnin has financially helped.

In 2013, Pris spoke out against the Tennesse Ag-Gag Bill because of her love for animals.

Moreover, Cilla has been part of Last Chance for Animals for a long time as she and Elvis loved farm animals.

Some of Priscilla Presley’s Favorite Things

  • Hobbies: Listening to Music, Singing, Watching Movies
  •  Colors: Bright Pink, Silver sand
  • Fruits: Huckleberry, Bilberry
  • Food: Spanish
  • Movies: Doctor Zhivago (1965), Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Song: Blue Suede Shoes, I Was the One
  • Travel Destination: Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro

Priscilla Presley: Controversies & Rumors

The Presley’s has been a subject of controversies and rumors ever since gaining fame in the Hollywood industry.

People often criticize Cilla for marrying Presley for money, as she was just 14 when she started dating Elvis. But, it was not till she was 22 that Pris married the global superstar.

The public got even more restless after Satnin cheated on Elvis with Mike Stone, their karate instructor. 

After the singer’s tragic death, Nona joined the Church of Scientology, which caused havoc in the media.

Similarly, Priscilla stirred the media after the speculation of going under the knife. It is believed that Satnin has gone through botched plastic surgeries.

In 2017, the co-founder of EPE was rumored to be dating singer Tom Jones.

Priscilla Presley: Lavish Life with Elvis Presley 

Germany

Nona first met Elvis during a party at his home in Bad Nauheim; the two were instantly a hit.

Although Pris was 14 and Elvis was 24, the two didn’t hesitate to show each other love. 

Since Priscilla came home late that day, her parents prevented her from seeing Elvis again. 

But as Elvis was eager to meet Satnin again, he promised Cilla’s parents that he would not bring her home late again.

Likewise, the two started dating and were frequently seen together until Elvis returned to the USA.

Just as Nona thought her relationship with Elvis was over, the “King of Rock and Roll” called her to the USA in 1962.

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Queen of Graceland & Child

Cilla’s parents initially denied sending their daughter to the USA but later agreed as Elvis told her he would ensure her security.

Likewise, after moving to Graceland in 1962, Nona stayed with his father and stepmother and attended the Immaculate Conception High School.

Similarly, Satnin wanted to go to Hollywood with her future husband, but Elvis was always too busy for her.

Despite his other affairs, Priscilla still stayed with Elvis. Then on May 1, 1967, the couple finally married at the Aladdin Hotel, which lasted only eight minutes. 

Elvis and Priscilla pictured with their 6 tier cake (Source: Country Living Magazine)
Elvis and Priscilla pictured with their six-tier cake (Source: Country Living Magazine)

Furthermore, Cilla’s marriage with Elvis had a $10,000 breakfast reception. Also, business associates from MGM, RCA, and William Morris Agency attended the wedding.

As most of Elvis’ friends weren’t invited, it caused havoc in the media.

Similarly, after the two got married, they went on a short honeymoon to Palm Springs.

Additionally, Priscilla claims that she stayed a virgin until her marriage night. 

Shortly after, Nona became pregnant, which upset her because she was finally getting close to Elvis. She was scared that the pregnancy could destroy their closeness.

Moreover, the couple welcomed their only child Lisa Marie Presley precisely nine months after they tied the knot on February 1, 1968. 

Divorce & Aftermath 

Similarly, the first year of the Hollywood couple’s marriage seemed happy, but things soon became bitter.

Cilla started an affair with karate instructor Mike Stone, whereas Elvis was in an on-and-off relationship with multiple of his movie co-stars.

After a few personal conflicts between Priscilla and Elvis, the two decided to separate and were officially divorced on October 9, 1973.

Similarly, the couple decided to share custody of Lisa Marie, and Cilla was awarded $725,000 along with many other divorce settlement fees.

Although the two separated, Elvis still stayed close with Cilla as the two decided to take care of their beloved daughter.

What is Priscilla Presley’s relationship Status now?

After her divorce from Elvis, Priscilla still kept the surname Presley. Now single, Priscilla then dated Mike Stone, the one she had an affair with. 

But the relationship between the two had already been over by 1975.

Furthermore, Cilla dated some known celebrities after her split with Mike, including Terry O’Neill, Robert Kardashian, Elie Ezerzer, and Kirk Kerkorian. 

Moreover, Nona then dated Micheal Edwards and ended a six-year live-in relationship with him as he started developing feelings for Lisa Presley.

Similarly, Marco Garibaldi is someone with whom Presley has been in the longest relationship.

Cilla was in a relationship with the Brazilian for 22 years, from 1984 to 2006. The two also have a son together, Navarone Garibaldi.

Likewise, Nona dated Nigel Lythgoe from 2006 to 2009.

Additionally, Presley was also linked with Richie Palmer, Barry Crocker, and Toby Anstis during the 2010s.

On the other hand, in 2017, Priscilla was rumored to be dating her longtime friend Tom Jones, but in 2021 Jones stated that the two were just friends.

Priscilla Presley: Net Worth

The businesswoman and actress Priscilla Presley has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Most of her income was generated from her business, whereas Presley also earned some from acting and brand endorsements.

Priscilla Presley: Social Media Presence

Despite being the grandmother of 4, Presley is still active on social media platforms.

Priscilla has an Instagram account with 275k followers.

Likewise, the co-founder of EPE is also active on Facebook, with around 878k followers.

Lastly, the former actress is active on Twitter, where she has 91k followers.

Priscilla Presley: Fun Facts

  • Presley is a follower of Scientology.
  • Priscilla was offered a role in Charlie’s Angels, but she turned down the offer as she disliked the show.
  • Jane Spencer from The Naked Gun is one of her all-time best roles.
  • In 2008, Presley partnered with Louis van Amstel to place 8th in Dancing with the Stars 6.
  • The actress has written three books: Elvis and Me, Elvis intime, and Elvis by the Presleys.
  • Olivia DeJonge plays the role of Priscilla Presley in the 2022 movie Elvis.
  • Presley and Austin Butler, the actor who portrays the part of her ex-husband Elvis walked together during the 2022 Met Gala.
  • Micheal Jackson was once married to Cilla’s daughter, Lisa Presley.

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Priscilla Presley: FAQs

Has Priscilla Presley gone through plastic surgery?

Yes, Elvis’ ex-wife has gone under the knife to look different from her natural self.

Presley has undergone many plastic surgeries to alter her look.

She has undergone some plastic surgeries: lip fillers, facelifts, botched surgery, brow lift, cheek implants, etc.

Did Priscilla Presley marry anyone?

After Cilla’s divorce from Elvis, she didn’t marry anyone.

Although the businesswoman was in a relationship with multiple people, she remains unmarried as of today.

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