Priscilla Ann Wagner: The Businesswoman Wife of Elvis Presley

Priscilla Ann Wagner Presley was born in New York, United States on May 24, 1945. She co-founded the Elvis Presley Enterprises, the corporate entity created to manage the properties of his former husband, singer and actor Elvis Presley including his home, Graceland.

Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Priscilla was the son of a US navy pilot who passed away when she was just six months. Her mother soon remarried and Priscilla discovered the truth about her biological father years later. Paul Beaulieu, her step-father, adopted her. At 14, she met Elvis Presley while her family was living in Germany. They became a couple despite her family’s initial opposition. After 5 years of living together, they got married in 1967. They had an only daughter, Liza Marie. In 1972, the couple divorced.

A year after the split, Priscilla put up a clothing store with her best friend Olivia Bis. Elvis supported the venture and soon many celebrities became clients. In 1976, the shop was closed. Then Elvis Presley died the following year. Priscilla became the executor of the only heir, their daughter Liza Marie. Without regular income, the inheritance was fast dwindling. In 1982, she decided to turn Graceland mansion into a tourist spot. The business became a hit and in four months, the investment paid off.

Since 1988, Priscilla invested in other businesses such as fragrances, linens and movie production. She also appeared in several films and television series. For 5 years, she played the role of Jenna in the prime-time soap opera Dallas.

Aside from Liza Marie, Priscilla has a son Navarone with Marco Garibaldi, her partner for 22 years.

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