Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only child, who basked in the media limelight with four weddings and three albums and held a famous surname, died Thursday at the age of 54.
She was briefly married to Michael Jackson, and even more briefly to Nicolas Cage. Here’s some of what Presley, who owned her father’s Graceland estate in Memphis, said about navigating her birthright of fame and fame .
Presley, who was 9 when his father died of a heart attack at 42, remembers flying to Idaho on a private jet to see snow for the first time. They spent half an hour in powder and went home.
“He was so extraordinary. Not as an entertainer, just as a human being,” she once told The New York Times. “Yeah, he sang well, he sang great, but that was what he expressed through music. He was bigger than his life.”
Presley was hesitant to rely on her father’s legacy when starting her own music career. That’s where my family was buried” – her debut single in 2003.
“I was trying not to be predictable and to mention my legacy right away,” she told The Times. The idea was that it would go against making thumbprints.”
Presley released his first album, To Whom It May Concern, with Now What (2005) and Storm & Grace (2012).
Of Presley’s four marriages, it was with Jackson that captivated the tabloids. After a secret ceremony in the Dominican Republic, they began their honeymoon at Trump Tower.
During their two-year marriage, Presley told journalist Diane Sawyer that rumors that the relationship was a publicity stunt were not true. Was.
“How can you fake sleeping with someone and waking up with someone 24 hours a day?” she said. “I have no intention of marrying someone for any reason other than the fact that I am in love.”
Years after Presley and Jackson divorced in 1996, she told The Times how difficult it was to navigate the dynamics of stardom.
“I was still relatively young, and I was trying to decide what was good for me. Being with someone who has nothing makes me feel downtrodden and my ego is gone. Presley,” or the situation was me “I’m with someone who’s comparable to,” she said.