In 1979, Priscilla became Co-Executor of the Presley Estate after the death of Elvis' father, Vernon Presley. She has since brought the Presley Estate from a burgeoning entity into a phenomenally successful organization consisting of the famous Graceland Mansion, a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing and television and video projects.
Priscilla portrayed Jenna Wade on this popular evening "soap-opera" style television drama from 1983-1988. "Dallas" was the most successful primetime soap opera of its time, seen by over three hundred million viewers worldwide every week. The show, set in Dallas, chronicled the adventures and exploits of the Ewing family saga including Southfork Ranch, Ewing Oil, and the Barnes-Ewing Feud.
In 1979, Priscilla became Co-Executor of the Presley Estate after the death of Elvis' father, Vernon Presley. She has since brought the Presley Estate from a burgeoning entity into a phenomenally successful organization consisting of the famous Graceland Mansion, a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing and television and video projects. Most recently, in February 2005, EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises) partnered with Bob Sillerman and CKX Entertainment to build and extend the Graceland brand worldwide. Priscilla sits on the CKX Board as a Director.
About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland, its related properties, including the recently-announced Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel to be built in Memphis, as well as the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. In 2015, Graceland was named the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in the USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Awards and in 2013, voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in the same poll. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
Most fittingly, Priscilla received an honorary degree from the prestigious Rhodes College. In bestowing the honor, Rhodes recognized her extraordinary achievement as an actress, producer, author, mother and businesswoman. Most recently she has embarked on the SMART TALK lecture circuit where she will give a series of talks in cities across the country.
Born in New York, her father's career as an Air Force officer enabled the family to travel extensively. She attended high school in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where she met her future husband, Elvis Presley. Although Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973, they remained close up until the time of his death.
Priscilla displayed her considerable comedic talents in the box office smash hits The Naked Gun series. Beginning with 'The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! to "The Naked Gun 2½ and finally, "The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult", Priscilla showed that her beauty and talent extends to both drama and the comedic genre.