Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley Biography

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Lisa Marie Presley is a singer and actress who is familiar to most as the only daughter of Elvis Presley and the ex-wife of Michael Jackson.

Who Is Lisa Marie Presley?

Daughter of Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley dropped out of junior high and began abusing illegal drugs. Later, Presley turned to music for solace, and released her first album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003. She married Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, each briefly, and is now married for a fourth time and has four children.

Early Life

Born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Elvis and his wife Priscilla, Presley grew up living in her father's Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, until the age of four, when her parents separated. Presley moved with her mother to Los Angeles, California. Even though her parents were separated, she continued to see both, splitting time between both Los Angeles and Memphis. At the age of 9, Presley's father died of an apparent heart failure associated with prescription drug abuse.

Personal Life

As a junior in high school, Presley dropped out of school and began abusing illegal drugs. At 17, Presley was sent to Scientology's Celebrity Center rehab facility. While at this facility, Presley met rock 'n' roll musician Danny Keough. Presley and Keough married on October 3, 1988. The couple had two children, a daughter named Danielle Riley and a son named Benjamin. (Benjamin passed away in July 2020 in an apparent suicide.)

Presley and Keough divorced in 1994, after six years of marriage. After their split, Presley would enter a string of failed relationships and spontaneous marriages. Only 20 days after her divorce to Keough was finalized, Presley married Jackson. Jackson reportedly proposed over the phone after only four months of dating. Their relationship was short-lived, however, and Presley filed for divorce from Jackson in January of 1996. In 2000, while engaged to musician John Oszajca, she met Cage. She soon broke off the engagement to Oszajca to date Cage. The couple married soon after in Hawaii on August 10, 2002, but divorced only 108 days later.

On January 22, 2006, Presley married for the fourth time, this time to guitarist, producer and director Michael Lockwood. The couple welcomed fraternal twins, Harper and Finley, on October 7, 2008. In 2016, Presley filed from divorce from Lockwood.

READ MORE: Inside Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley's Head-Scratching Marriage

Music Career

While she was building her family, Presley was also forming a music career. In 1992, she recorded her first demo. She rejected the record contract she was offered afterward, however.

Presley released her first album To Whom It May Concern on April 8, 2003. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 charts and was certified gold in June 2003. Now What, Lisa Marie's second album, was released on April 5, 2005, and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 charts. The album was certified gold in November 2005. In 2007, Lisa Marie recorded the single "In the Ghetto" as a posthumous duet with her father. The video released for the song reached No. 1 on iTunes and No. 16 on the Billboard singles chart, with all proceeds going to a Scientology charity. Her third album, Storm and Grace, was released in 2012.

In addition to her music career, Presley serves as a co-trustee of the Elvis Presley Estate along with her mother Priscilla, and the National Bank of Commerce. She also continues to have a connection with Scientology through her mother, the Apple School and the Celebrity Center rehab facility.

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