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Priscilla Presley

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Priscilla Presley (born Priscilla Ann Wagner on May 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) is an actress and the only wife of singer Elvis Presley. They were divorced in 1973 (Elvis died in 1977). She and Elvis are the parents of singer Lisa Marie Presley.

Her biological father, James Wagner, died shortly after she was born. Her mother soon married Paul Beaulieu, a United States Air Force officer. The Beaulieus were stationed in West Germany at the same time Elvis was during his stint in the United States Army. Priscilla was only 14 years old when they met.

Elvis managed to talk the Beaulieus into allowing Priscilla to live with him at Graceland, his Memphis mansion. In her autobiography, Priscilla recounted how Elvis would stay up all night and sleep most of the day; if he wanted to go out, he'd rent out the venue so no fans would bother him. Although he would spend hours alone with her in her bedroom, Priscilla wrote that Elvis never made any advances toward her. Indeed, their wedding night (May 1, 1967), was the first time they were intimate; Lisa Marie was born exactly nine months later on February 1, 1968. After their divorce, Lisa lived with Priscilla.

Priscilla portrayed Jenna Wade on the soap opera Dallas from 1983 to 1988, and starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun gag movie trilogy.

She has lived with actor Marco Garibaldi since 1984; their son, Navarone, was born in 1987.

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