Elvis Presley’s love life – panties mud wrestling and mystery Hollywood death

Elvis Presley is for many the highest status of musical superstardom – complete with international fame, screaming fans and tours across America.

Millions of people across the world admired and lusted for The King of Rock n' Roll, so it comes as little surprise that he was able to move from one beautiful woman to the next.

Despite his good looks and world fame, it seems The King really couldn't help falling in love. His friend, Michael St. John, told Closer in an interview that he: “Wasn’t a one-night-stand kind of guy.

"He always seemed to be searching for a true love that just seemed to elude him.”

Yet such was his fame that despite this apparent longing for love in what ended up being only a short life, he was still linked to an astronomical list of renowned beauties.

Priscilla Beaulieu

Elvis met American actor and business woman Priscilla at a party in Germany in 1959 in a military base where both Beaulieu's father and Presley were serving.

She was 14 at the time, and Elvis, who was 10 years older, had to work hard at convincing her parents they could work.

The pair eventually moved in together in 1962 and married in 1967, eight years after they had met.

The startling age gap between the two was contextualised in a 2014 biography, 'Elvis Presley: A Southern Life', which details his "perverted sexual appetite".

Meanwhile a book by a former bodyguard of The King details how he got girls “mud wrestling in white panties” and “spied on couples having sex in one of his Hollywood houses by installing a two-way mirror in a bathroom”.

Elvis and Priscilla divorced in 1973 having had a daughter, Lisa-Marie, but despite this Priscilla looked after Elvis' estate long after his death, turning Graceland into a top tourist attraction.

She was the only woman Elvis ever married. Asked if Elvis could have gone on much longer had he not suffered the heart attack in 1977, she said: "No I don’t. I think that he would always have his demons.

"Elvis was a thinker, a searcher. His mother had demons, his father had demons."

Ann-Margret

Elvis and Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret shared lead roles in 1964's hit-movie Viva Las Vegas, but their interest in each other went on long after the wrap party, leading to an affair while Elvis was with Priscilla.

Priscilla said that Ann-Margret was the woman she feared the most, despite Elvis assuring her that nothing was going on between them.

In her 1994 memoir Ann-Margret: My Story, she wrote: “It was a very strong relationship, very intense. “We both felt a current, an electricity that went straight through us.”

They threw in the towel in 1964, but Elvis still sent her flowers in the shape of a guitar and after his death she attended his funeral with her then-husband Roger Smith.

Natalie Wood

Elvis dated many women who went on to have glittering careers famous lives and illustrious marriages. But Hollywood actor Natalie Wood's story has far more tragic ending.

Academy Award nominee Natalie and Elvis' romance took place in the early days of Presley's career.

Known for her many roles including Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause and Miracle on 34th Street, she was thought to be one of the many young stars he was linked to but their fling was cut short after she took a trip to meet his family. She had apparently found Elvis' mother, Gladys, domineering and jealous.

In a book by her sister published about her life she allegedly said: "He can sing, but he can't do much else."

Sailing in the Pacific ocean with her husband, Roger Wagner, Wood mysteriously disappeared. She was found face down in the water six hours later.

In a biography written about her in 2020, it is claimed that no one raised the alarm she was missing from the boat for over two hours, an argument had been heard by nearby boats and she had suffered mysterious wounds on her head.

Anita Wood

Elvis dated fellow performer Anita Wood from 1957 to 1962 and broke her heart when she discovered he was having an affair with teenager Priscilla.

Anita is believed to have been his first serious girlfriend in the public eye, and reportedly shared a close relationship with his mother.

However, after he met Priscilla in Germany it spelled the end of their relationship, with the press calling Priscilla his 'sweetheart' despite his protests to Wood that nothing was going on.

Wood said: "When I was coming down the back stairs into the kitchen, I heard Elvis say', I'm having the hardest time making up my mind between the two.

"Elvis took me into the dining room and his dad was sitting at the table. And we sat down at the table and I said', I'm gonna make that decision for you, I heard what you said and I'm leaving.

"And I remember that I started crying, it was a very difficult decision to make. I must say that was probably the most difficult decision that I've ever made in my life."

She went on to marry NFL player Johnny Brewer.

Cybill Shepherd

The star of Taxi Driver had a brief fling with The King. "He’s a really wonderful, sexy, incredible guy," the actors and model said in an interview in 2016.

The two had an on-off fling, with her taking trips to Graceland and his shows, falling into the life of the King and all his men.

Known for a range of Hollywood hits, she wrote about their encounters in her 2000 memoir, Cybill Disobedience, in a vibrant account that showed the dark side of Elvis as well as the good.

However Cybill's in chapter on Elvis, titled "White boys don't eat…", she shed's light on how she had to teach The King a thing or two about how to please a woman.

It is understood from he memoirs that his life of excess eventually became too much for her, with the two drifting apart after she refused to commit more deeply to his lifestyle.

Connie Stevens

Known for her role in the 1959 detective TV show 'Hawaiian Eye', actor and director Stevens claimed Presley was one of the loves of her life, with the couple reported to have dated towards the beginning of his career.

It is thought they saw each other over a period of around two years, although at the time Connie denied ever being with Elvis to the press.

In her 2010 book, 'Baby, Let's Play House' she said: "I knew this was a fellow who could break your heart. He was just so beautiful."

It is rumoured that he called her up one day and invited her to a party having never met her before.

Connie has claimed that Elvis confided in her that he was actually afraid of large crowds. Speaking the Huffington Post in 2013 she said: "He was a little insecure. He didn't want to go out."

"We'd go to the movies, and I would see the middle of the movie. I wouldn't see the front and I wouldn't see the end. We had to sneak around."

The couple stopped seeing each other in 1963, before she went on to marry James Stacey. However her and Elvis apparently remained life-long friends until his death in 1977.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno's glittering acting career began in 1943, but her breakout role came in 1961 when she starred in West Side Story.

She is also famous for dating the King of Rock, but it is believed the two's link was designed to frustrate another international superstar, Marlon Brando.

In her memoirs she wrote: "I knew no one could possibly make Marlon Brando more jealous."

The first woman to win an academy award was apparently contacted by Elvis in a time when she suspected Brando of cheating.

Presley's agent told her that having observed her at the 20th Century Fox commissary The King had liked what he had seen, summoning her to meet him.

But the relationship only lasted three days after she apparently found him uninteresting. That and news of their encounter had already reached Marlon Brando, reportedly having the desired effect.

Linda Thompson

According to American actress and former model Cybill Shepherd, American songwriter Linda Thompson completely committed to the lifestyle of Elvis.

A top-tier contender in many beauty pageants as a younger woman, Thompson is regarded as Presley's first serious relationship after his split from Priscilla.

Allegedly a virgin when she first met him, the pair lived together for four years, leaving Graceland on good terms. She went on to marry Caitlyn Jenner, and is the mother of Brandon and Brody Jenner.

Speaking with Closer she once said of Elvis: “He was my first love, the one who altered my life the most.”

“He was the first, and that’s always very special. Time and circumstances will express themselves no matter what you do.”

She went on to co-write songs for the likes of Celine Dion and Whitney Houston.

Peggy Lipton

American actress and model Peggy Lipton dated Elvis in 1971, who she wrote about in her 2005 book saying: “He kissed like a god, but that was about it."

“He didn’t feel like a man next to me — more like a boy who’d never matured,” said Lipton, best known for her part as Julie Barns in the crime drama, The Mod Squad.

In another passage the American model, actor and singer wrote: "He took me away on his plane and brought me up to Tahoe, I believe. We tried to go to bed right away.

"There was nothing to talk about with Elvis. He was either doing his karate thing or eating."

She died in 2019, having been married music industry legend Quincy Jones, who she shared daughter Rashinda with, who is also a famous actress.

Ginger Alden

Actor and model Ginger Alden is believed to be the last person to see him alive. Ginger and Elvis were engaged prior to his death in 1977 and was at Graceland when he passed away.

The huge engagement diamond he'd given was likely on her finger when she found his body.

Like Elvis, she was from Memphis and was similar in appearance to Piscilla. She said: “A lot of people in Elvis’ life didn’t say no to him, and Elvis was used to getting his way.”

“I loved Elvis with all my heart and I knew deep down he was a good person. I don’t think anyone could have saved him on that particular morning.”

In 2002 ginger claimed she had first met Elvis when she was five years old. When he died aged 44, she was still just 20.

Speaking about their relationship, Elvis' father Vernon said: "I never got to know Ginger Alden well. She’s not much of a talker, but a while back Elvis told me he’d fallen in love with her.

"This is the love I’ve been searching for,' he said. 'I want more children, a son. And I want Ginger to be my children’s mother."

But after The King's death, Ginger was excluded from the family and barred from Graceland. Elvis' brother Vester said: "Ginger Alden is dead now as far as the family is concerned. We don’t even recognise her as a human being."

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