As Elvis' only child, Lisa Marie
eventually inherited his estate at
the age of 30. In August 2005, she sold 85 percent of the
estate's business holdings to CKX, Inc., excluding
itself and the property within it.
Marie is a close friend of her father's ex-girlfriend
Thompson. In 2003, after advice from Thompson's record
producer and then-husband David Foster, she launched a
career as a singer. Her debut album, To Whom It May
reached # 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was
gold. Unlike her first album, Now What included a
Advisory sticker. Both albums as of 2007 have been
Platinum. In August 2007, the single In the Ghetto
Elvis Presley originally released the single in 1969. In
version, Lisa Marie duets with her father.
Presley and her mother were both
introduced to the Church of
Scientology by John Travolta. Presley lived near the Scientology
Celebrity Center in Clearwater, Florida while taking courses
there with her children. She later sold her house in Clearwater
to fellow Scientologist Kirstie Alley. Her first husband, Danny
Keough, is an avid member of the Church of Scientology.
They have raised and home-schooled their children in the religion.
In 2002, she and businessman Neil Bush (brother of President
George W. Bush) testified together before a hearing of the
United States Congress to speak out against medicating
children for mental disorders, a practice which is forsworn
by the Church of Scientology.
Her father, who called her Injun, Yisa, and Buttonhead,
named one of his private aircraft, a converted CONVAIR
880 jet (original passenger capacity, 100), after her.
The airplane "Lisa Marie" is currently on exhibit at the
Graceland mansion museum of Elvis Presley in Memphis,
Tennessee. The rock band Queen also used this for a flight,
and Lisa gave Queen vocalist, Freddie Mercury, a scarf which
belonged to her father.
She has a half brother, Navarone Garibaldi , from her
mother's 22-year (ended in April 2006) relationship with
She attended the 10th grade at an alternative boarding
school in Ojai, California, called appy Valley School.
Lisa Marie Presley supports several charities, including:
Presley Place, which combats homelessness in Memphis.
CCHR, a Scientology-connected group that opposes
psychiatry and psychiatrists. LEAP, Literacy, Education
and Abilities Program, a Scientology connected group
affiliated with Applied Scholastics that promotes
L. Ron Hubbard 's studying techniques
married October 3, 1988 with Lisa Marie
They had two children together:
Danielle Riley, born May 29, 1989
Benjamin Storm, born October 21, 1992
Lisa Marie divorced
Keough on grounds of irreconciliable
differences in 1994, but they still remain close friends.
married May 26, 1994 in the
Dominican Republic with Lisa Marie
The two divorced after 21 months on January 18, 1996
on grounds of irreconcilable differences.