Why Did Priscilla Presley Keep Elvis' Surname After The Divorce?

Date April 26, 2019 11:15

Priscilla and Elvis Presley got divorced in 1972, but she still uses her ex-husband's last name.


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King of Rock and Roll married the American actress and business magnate back in 1967. By the way, Priscilla never got married again, and many people are curious about it.

Why Priscilla kept ex-husband’s surname?

Why did Priscilla Presley decide to keep Elvis' surname after the divorce? Even though the actress didn’t reveal the exact reason for keeping the last name, she opened up that the surname is not the most important thing in the acting career.

Even though the famous last name can sometimes help, it won’t get anyone the work. That is why, despite having the popular last name, it is necessary to be talented and hardworking.

The name can be a hindrance and a help. But it’s been more of a detriment. It’s not the name that gets you work.

Priscilla’s daughter Lisa Marie was once asked whether she also thinks that their last name can help in the career. Lisa Marie claimed she is very proud to be a part of her family and her legendary father.

It's only a hindrance in that I didn't ask for all the attention, so I have a phobia against it. I don't ask tabloids to chase me around every week. But at the same time, I would never take back any part of who I am or where I came from. I would never want to be part of anything else. I'm honored and proud of my family and my dad.

Lisa Marie revealed the last name indeed once helped her. Nevertheless, she had to do lots of work on her own.

Yeah, it helped me get a foot in the door. But you have to hold your own. And again, it's a hindrance, because a lot of attention and pressure if on me.

Many people wonder why Priscilla Presley left her ex-husband’s last name. Even though she didn’t open up the real reason, she said the famous surname might sometimes help, but still, it is necessary to work hard to achieve something.