This amazing E! True Hollywood Story reveals that life at Graceland wasn't always rhinestones and fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. At a young age, Lisa Marie would endure her parents' separation and divorce, as well as the death of her father, who treated her like a princess. Imagine having fame while still in the womb. Perhaps only JFK and Jackie had a more celebrated '60s marriage than Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu. In any case, the relationship between rock star and aspiring actress culminated after their nuptials, in a baby being born on February 1st, 1968. Lisa Marie Presley came into a very welcoming but invasive world where, as daddy's little girl, all her wishes came true. Treated to a life of luxury at the 14-acre estate known as Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee, life was still hard for young Lisa Marie. Her father's volatile character made an impression on her and, with all the media present, she was forced to retreat into her shell in order to find some peace and solitude. At the age of five, Lisa Marie saw Elvis and Priscilla go through a very public divorce. Her mother subsequently won custody over her, though Elvis saw her frequently and never stopped lavishing her with gifts, which included jewels, meetings with celebrities like John Travolta, ponies, and even a golf cart in which she famously rode around the grounds of her father's estate with. It's not easy being the daughter of such a legend and a controversial legend, at that. Always in the spotlight, always living in the shadow of a huge star, Lisa Marie has spent the majority of her life trying to step out from under. E! Online's portrayal of Lisa Marie shows great respect for the little one who grew up and survived criticisms and skepticisms. Many people are inclined to cast immediate doubt on a woman who tries to be accepted in the same society that loved Priscilla and Elvis, but it is not Lisa Marie's fault that she was born into such a family. In fact, it should be celebrated that someone so close to the King has now opened up and is readily accessible. In some small way, one can say that Elvis has not left the building. Few actually know the real Lisa Marie Presley. Yes, she has kept the tabloids busy several times with the occasional volatile relationship and history of drug use, but, if combined, the news reels on her would probably run for only a couple of minutes. For the most part, Presley has tried very hard to sidestep the spotlight that was once obsessed with her blue-suede-shoes-wearing father. At the tender age of nine, when Elvis tragically and oh, so publically died, it was discovered that the entire estate was left to Lisa Marie. Such responsibility had to have left its mark. E! Online's True Hollywood Story goes into great detail about the poor little rich girl. Lisa Marie's late adolescent years were filled with partying, drugs and alcohol. Only after constant pressure by Priscilla did the junior Presley finally relent her crazy ways: at 18, she went through Scientology's Purification program (Travolta supposedly introduced her to the religion), and has not touched drugs since. After rehabilitation, Lisa Marie's love life took off. In 1988, she married musician Danny Keough and with him, had two children: Danielle Riley, now 13, and Benjamin Storm, now 10. The marriage lasted five and a half years and, of her three husbands, Danny remains the most present today, as one of Presley's best friends. During the early 1990s, Presley was in the public eye not for scandals, but for establishing or attending many Elvis-related events. Tribute concerts, stamp conventions and even a car commercial with her mom all took place. The news about Lisa Marie would change in tone, however, not too long after her divorce from Keough.
Here's some trivia that will knock your socks off:
-- In August 1977, Lisa was visiting her father at Graceland. Elvis had played racquetball in his new court at Graceland and stayed up late singing with his friends as usual. Lisa had been up for a while when Ginger, Elvis' girlfriend made a frantic call downstairs for help. She had ound Elvis lifeless in the bathroom. Many of the guys ran upstairs to help, but it was too late. Lisa saw the commotion and tried to get into the bathroom. They locked her out, she ran to the other door, where she was locked out again. The ambulance arrived, and she saw her dad taken out on a stretcher. Lisa was left behind at Graceland waiting for word about her very own King.
-- Life for Lisa changed a bit since her parents' divorce. Elvis was already gone for many months of the year, but now when she visited Elvis, Priscilla wasn't there and Elvis could spoil her even more.
-- Lisa appeared in public and rumors started about a singing career for Lisa, but Lisa and Michael divorced in 1996.
-- Lisa still didn't do well in school and began to hang around with a bad crowd. By the time Lisa was 14, she was taking drugs, and completely rebelling against her mother. Her father had always been the nice guy and now that he was gone, Lisa was resenting her mother's strict rules even more.
-- Presley is keeping Graceland but selling the bulk of the Elvis estate, including rights to her father's name and image, in a deal worth approximately $100 million. (December 17, 2004)
Presley and Nicolas Cage took nearly a year and a half to end a marriage that lasted less than four months. (May 26, 2004)
-- Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley have fueled speculation they're back together after spending the Halloween weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 17, 2003)
-- Presley isn't happy that her ex-husband, Michael Jackson, owns the rights to some of Elvis Presley's hit songs, saying, “He can do whatever he wants with the songs he owns to make money, and that got under my skin. (August 8, 2003)
-- After playing a spate of radio station-sponsored concerts to promote her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, Presley is gearing up for her first full-scale concert tour this summer -- Presley says that her hour-long sets will feature the album's 11 songs and select covers; she says none will come from the canon of her father, Elvis Presley. (June 21, 2003)
-- Presley performed songs from her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in front of 200 people at a London nightclub Monday – Her father, Elvis, visited Britain only once, making a two-hour stopover at Scotland's Prestwick Airport as he returned from military service in Germany in 1960. (May 14, 2003)
-- Presley admits she did have sex with troubled pop king Michael Jackson and claims the star is just a normal guy underneath his eccentric exterior -- Presley also insists she was smitten with the superstar, until their relationship turned ugly. (March 28, 2003)
Lisa Marie Presley sings about her late, legendary father on her debut single, Lights Out -- Critics across the country have praised the single in which she sings: Someone turned the lights out there in Memphis. That's where my family's buried and gone. (February 15, 2003)
-- Twenty-five years after her dad Elvis Presley's death, Lisa is launching her own musical career with a newly issued record that has some critics all shook up -- Lights Out, the bluesy first single from Lisa Marie Presley's upcoming debut album, was officially released to radio stations around the country on Monday by Sony Corp.'s Capitol Records, the latest example of pop music progeny following in the footsteps of famous parents. (February 11, 2003)
-- Has revealed the real reason behind her split from husband Nicolas Cage - Lisa says their marriage was destined to fail, because Cage was stingy with money. (December 28, 2002)
Presley and Nicolas Cage’s marriage is already in trouble just two months after the couple exchanged vows in Hawaii, because they can't stop fighting -- according to friends, the fiery couple are disagreeing over starting a family and where to set up a permanent home together, and their arguments have become so regular they're now living apart. (October 18, 2002)
-- In the 25th anniversary of her father's death last August 16th 2002, she said to her father that she wished she had had more time with him and that no one had noticed the trials he endured.
-- Is the only child of Priscilla Presley and Elvis
-- Bordering on having to repeat her current grade level, she transferred to The Westside Apple School, a Scientology based school with a more learn at your own rate attitude.
-- Elvis was ecstatic over the birth of his beautiful little girl. He spoiled her with lavish gifts, nothing was too good for the Kings little Princess. She had a fur coat, a pony, two houses with swimming pools, nannies, and almost anything that she asked for.
For a while, it seemed that Lisa Marie would follow in her father's blue suede shoes when she started partying and doing drugs, to the point where she had to enter rehab. She believes that Scientology has saved her, along with a few visits to rehab. She's clean now and never touches drugs. Her philanthopy is well known to the world, as is her record album. She's appeared in many films. Lisa Marie has finally established a life that doesn't include Elvis. That she staunchly defends Michael Jackson is something no one truly understands; but, they have been friends for a very long time and we can forgive her one lapse of judgment. Even the sale of part of the Graceland estate hasn't dimmed the brightness of her star.
Lisa Marie Presley deserves many accolades. She has fought and won her battle with drugs and multiple marriages. Her charitable foundations are well established. While she doesn't have the voice of her father, she can sing and sales of her record release proved it to be true. We want you to see the details of Lisa Marie Presley's life, commercial free and uninterrupted. Not only that, E!Online is totally uncensored in its depiction of a woman who was once 'daddy's little girl'. Download to your computer, this beautiful sexy hot chick and her real life story, complete with photos and videos, chronicling her life, her battle with drugs, her multiple marriages, her acting and singing, and all that makes Lisa a star in her own right!