Mrs. Elvis: Priscilla Presley's Life With And Without The King


Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967; Priscilla photographed at her home in Beverly Hills in 1975. Sources: (Bettmann/Getty; Reddit)

For 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, Elvis Presley's attention and courtship must have been bewildering. After all, this was Elvis, the King of Rock 'n Roll, who had been making teenage girls scream and weep for years when he and Priscilla met in September 1959. (This was long before the Beatles caused similar scenes.) Presley, stationed in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army, fell for her hard, and they were together for an intense six months before Elvis shipped back home. 

At that point, Priscilla didn't know whether she'd see Elvis again. 

Though young, Priscilla knew that things change. Her father Paul Beaulieu -- her adoptive father, she later discovered -- was in the Air Force, and she'd grown up living the itinerant military-brat life.