Happy Birthday, Priscilla Presley!
On Friday, May 16, Priscilla Presley, the former wife of Elvis Presley and mother to Lisa Marie Presley, revealed in an interview on SiriusXM that she is currently working on a Broadway show about her life. Priscilla was speaking with Elvis Presley's friend, DJ George Klein, on Elvis Radio.
Priscilla didn't reveal many details but she did say that she was working on a musical about her life focusing on her teenage years and how she met Elvis. Presley explained that she is working with a talented female writer in bringing the story to life. No word on when this production will launch.
The television and movie actress is no stranger to live theater. During the interview she also announced that this November she will be returning to her role as the wicked Queen Morgiana, the evil stepmother to Snow White, in the London production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." She first took on the role in the production in 2012 at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre.
During the interview, Priscilla also discussed her new photography book, "Shades of Elvis," that she worked on with photographer Christopher Ameruoso. Presley said that due to the positive response they've gotten from fans and celebrities, they are planning on a second edition of the book.
"Shades of Elvis" features over 75 celebrities striking an Elvis-inspired pose while wearing an authentic pair of The King's sunglasses. The long list of celebrities appearing in the book includes Johnny Depp, Adam Lambert, Cher, Celine Dion, Charlie Sheen, Ozzy Osbourne, John Stamos, Michael Buble, Helen Mirren, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Rob Lowe, Robert Plant and many more.
Priscilla said that many celebrities that have seen the book are requesting to have their picture taken with Elvis' sunglasses, leading the way for future editions of the book.
For years fans have mailed autograph request letters with photos for Priscilla Presley to personally autograph.
Unfortunately, Priscilla has now stopped that process. At age 68 years old it is understandable as to why this can be very time consuming. Thank you for autographing photos, Priscilla!
Priscilla Presley, shared the above photo on Instagram.
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, was born May 24, 1945. Priscilla met Elvis on September 13, 1959 while her Army Father was stationed in Germany and in March 1963 Priscilla moved into Graceland.
Elvis and Priscilla married in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967 and their Daughter Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968. Elvis and Priscilla divorced on October 9th 1973.
After Elvis, Priscilla opened a Boutique, Bis & Beau with friend, Olivia Bis. In 1985 Priscilla released her book "Elvis & Me" and a movie was later made from Priscilla's book in the year 1987. On March 1, 1987 she had a son, Navarone with screenwriter, Marco Garibaldi.
Priscilla has been an Actress and is known for her roles in: Melrose Place, Love is Forever, Dallas, The Naked Gun, and Spin City. Priscilla was a Contestant on the ABC TV show "Dancing With The Stars" in 2008. Priscilla was sadly eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars" at week five. Priscilla's most recent acting work was in the 2012 London Play "Snow White" where she played The Wicked Queen. Priscilla will be back to play The Wicked Queen in December 2014.
Priscilla's latest ventures included a 1991-2000 line of seven women's fragrances, a 2006 Bedroom linen Collection, and a 2011-2013 jewelry line which has been sold through QVC and at Graceland. Most recently in 2012 she worked with The H-Studio in LA to design a line of Modern Gothic type furniture and home decor accessories. In 2013 Priscilla and photographer, Christopher Ameruoso, published a book: 'Shades of Elvis' which features over 75 celebrities posing with a pair of Elvis Presley's famous sunglasses.
Today Priscilla enjoys being a Grandmother to twin Granddaughters, Harper and Finley which were born to Lisa and husband Michael Lockwood October 7, 2008. Priscilla also enjoys being involved with charity work and currently is an ambassador with The Dream Foundation.
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