The fairy tale ended in 1972, when the Presleys separated; their divorce was final a year later, and the two shared custody of Lisa Marie.
Priscilla made the decision to open Graceland to tourists in 1982, and remained in the public eye, launching careers as an actress and a businesswoman.
Natalie Wood It has been speculated that Elvis' early, brief relationship with Natalie Wood, one of several young starlets he was linked to in the mid-'50s, was a publicity stunt.
But in her book Natalie: A Memoir By Her Sister, published in 1984 — three years after the actress died unexpectedly in her early 40s, just as Elvis had — Lana Wood suggested that there was genuine interest, at least on Elvis' part.
Shepherd, now 63, ultimately decided that she couldn't handle his drug use.
Still, while plugging Disobedience on Larry King Live, she remembered Elvis as "funny," "kind-hearted" and "brilliant," adding that she visited Graceland years after his death, and "found out that he was a very spiritual man in ways I couldn't appreciate 25 years before."Linda Thompson Born and bred in Memphis, where she won or placed highly in a series of beauty pageants in the early 1970s, Linda Thompson was Elvis' first notable relationship after his separation from Priscilla.
He met Anita Wood, a fledgling performer herself, in 1957, and remained her beau for several years.