The daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie, was brought into this world on February 1, 1968. As the only child of the ‘King of Rock and Roll’, Lisa Marie had just nine years with her father before he tragically passed away on August 16, 1977. As the heiress to her father’s estate, she had a lot to live up to. She’s always been in her late father’s shadow, and her mom is well-known, too.
Taking a similar path to her father, Lisa Marie began a music career. She released an album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003. It became a gold record and reached number five on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. While Lisa Marie might not be as revered for her talents as her late father, ‘the King’, she continues to honor his legacy in her own way.
Here are fifteen surprising facts about Elvis Presley’s only daughter, Lisa Marie.
15 The Adorable Nicknames She Had
Dads who give their daughters nicknames are arguably the most adorable people ever. Lisa Marie had a handful of nicknames that Elvis gave her. Among them were Yisa, Injun, Sweetcheeks, and Buttonhead. Priscilla confirmed this. In the South, and in many other places, nicknames for children or close friends are called pet names.
14 Had A Plane Named After Her
Elvis was a fan of planes, and his love for his daughter inspired him to name his private plane after his daughter. As it has been retired from flying, Lisa Marie is now a popular tourist attraction at Graceland.
This private plane is definitely a rock star’s dream vehicle, as it features a lounge, bedroom, and meeting room.
13 Charitable At Heart
Similar to her father, Lisa Marie has a huge heart. She’s really got a heart of gold! She has overseen the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, which honors her father’s memory. This charity also created a scholarship fund for those who want to study art and music.
During her marriage with Michael Jackson, she also visited hospitals and orphanages to hand out toys to children.
12 Worked With Other Talented Names
With a name like Lisa Marie Presley, it’s no surprise that she has connected with many famous artists in the music industry. She has appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video for “You Are Not Alone” and worked with other artists, such as George Michael. Lisa Marie definitely has a lot on her music business resume.
11 Reports Ruined Her Exciting News
Celebrities have it tough when good things happen because they sometimes don’t have the chance to share the news first. Lisa Marie reportedly sued Daily Mail for falsely claiming she was “putting on more pounds.” Because of the allegation, she had to confirm that she was actually pregnant. Some people love to ruin things for others.
10 The Princess Of Rock Working With A Country Legend
Lisa Marie got the chance to work with another rock and roll legend. Johnny Cash is an iconic country music star. He had a song, “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”, which other artists honored after his passing.
Lisa Marie took part in the song’s music video, alongside other artists, including Sheryl Crow, Iggy Pop, and Justin Timberlake.
9 Once Tied To Scientology
It may be a surprise that there are many celebrities who have endorsed The Church of Scientology. Lisa Marie was brought into the church by her mother, Priscilla. Lisa Marie, along with Isaac Hayes, opened the Literacy, Education and Ability Program. However, she left the church in 2016 – she had considered leaving years earlier.
8 Don’t Mess With Her
Even though Lisa Marie is aging, she isn’t letting herself go. She happens to have a black belt in karate and took classes with a professional personal trainer, Billy Blanks.
Considering that her father also had a black belt, it’s not a shocker that Lisa gravitated towards the martial arts.
7 Married To The King Of Pop
Other than being Elvis’ only daughter, Lisa Marie got a lot of attention due to her marriage to the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson. Their relationship dated back to when Lisa Marie was just seven. That was when she attended a Michael Jackson concert for the first time.
They got married when allegations against Michael were popping up – she became his main source of emotional support.
6 Another Celebrity Marriage
She divorced the King of Pop in 1996 and Lisa Marie later found herself in another marriage with actor, Nicholas Cage. As with her marriage to Michael, it wouldn’t last.
Her marriage to Nic lasted for two years and they do not have any shared children. They would divorce in 2006. Cage filed for divorce – once the divorce was finalized, he and Lisa stayed far away from each other.
5 Her Other Marriages
In between marriages with Michael and Nicholas, Lisa Marie had two other marriages. Her first husband was Danny Keough – with him, she had two children named Danielle Riley and Benjamin Storm Keough. Her other marriage was with Michael Lockwood. With him, she had twins named Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love.
4 Blessed With Four Children
If Elvis were alive, he would have been blessed with four grandchildren. Lisa Marie’s first child, Riley Keough, is an actress, model, and producer. Her only son, Benjamin Storm, is not in the spotlight much, but he has been described as being the spitting image of Elvis. Then she had twin girls, Harper and Finley. All the grandkids are doted on by their grandmother.
3 Will Spill The Details
Being tied to the kings of pop and rock has been one of the most interesting parts of Lisa Marie’s life. PageSix has reported that Lisa Marie will be writing a book filled with details about her ex-husband, Michael Jackson. The book will also share information about her father. Lisa Marie has a unique perspective, so this book should be interesting.
2 Has Her Father’s Talent
Becoming anything other than a singer-songwriter would have been unexpected for Lisa Marie. She was born to be in the music industry. She has been described as having a distinct voice which sets her apart from other female singers. In short, she is more of a unique artist, rather than today’s typical pop star.
1 Did Duets With Her Father
Even though Lisa Marie was young when Elvis left this world, she managed to collaborate with her father by doing a couple of duets with him. The first one she did was “Don’t Cry Daddy” – her husky voice compliments her father’s vocals. The other song she did with Elvis is “In the Ghetto”, which was recorded to raise money for the Presley Charitable Foundation.