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Elvis Presley stars in trailer for 1956 movie Love Me Tender

Elvis Presley is having fun with one other spectacular surge in reputation following Baz Luhrman’s biopic and now the brand new Sophia Coppola movie, Priscilla, based mostly on his spouse’s autobiography Elvis and Me.

Fans aren’t simply determined for the music and tangled private lives of The King and his younger bride, searches have rocketed throughout Pinterest for Priscilla’s iconic hair and make-up.

Like a lot in her formative years, nonetheless, Priscilla’s look was utterly managed by Elvis and for a few years he was chasing the perfection impressed by one other lady he liked and misplaced.

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Elvis and Priscilla wedding day and Debra Paget

Elvis and Priscilla’s marriage ceremony day and lookalike Debra Paget (Image: GETTY)

Debra Paget in The Tiger of Echnapur 1958

Debra Paget in The Tiger of Echnapur in1958 (Image: GETTY )

When Elvis met 14-year-old military child Priscilla Beaulieu in Germany in September 1959 throughout his army service, she was an avid teenage follower of movies, music and fashions from again dwelling.

She would have seen Elvis’ early movies, heard studies of his pursuit of gorgeous co-star Debra Paget, adopted by lookalike Joan Blackman and had began to mannequin her look on them. The King then took over.

In her e-book, Priscilla revealed: “He taught me everything: how to dress, how to walk, how to apply makeup and wear my hair, how to behave, how to return love — his way. Over the years he became my father, husband, and very nearly God.”

Elvis with Debra Paget and Priscilla

Elvis with Debra Paget and Priscilla in 1960 (Image: GETTY)

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Elvis’ tastes and his total life had modified in 1956. His self-titled debut album hit the highest spot on the US charts in March and on June 5 he appeared on the Milton Berle TV present the place he met rising actress Paget.

Within just a few months that September, they had been flung collectively on the set of his first movie, Love Me Tender – the title unexpectedly modified from The Reno Brothers as supporting star Elvis’ fame rocketed previous main man Richard Egan. It was additionally the final time Elvis would seem along with his pure mild brown hair.

The gauche 21-year-old from Tupelo, Mississippi, was immediately smitten and “flirted with Paget almost from day one and followed her around the set like a lovesick puppy.”

Elvis and Debra Paget kiss in Love Me Tender

Elvis and Debra Paget kiss in Love Me Tender (Image: GETTY )

Blue eyes, sculpted options and darkish hair had at all times been a weak point from his first highschool girlfriend Dixie Emmons, however Paget set the template. Indeed, many future co-stars like Blackman and Dolores Hart, after which, after all, Priscilla bore a exceptional resemblance.

Unusually, there was no on-screen kiss in Love Me Tender however a annoyed Elvis made certain there was a really passionate, lip-locked embrace within the promotional pictures and pursued his co-star off-screen.

Paget took him dwelling to satisfy her dad and mom, who he charmed along with his manners, easily leaving the room to go and get Mrs Paget a chair: “From the time he first came to the house, my folks considered Elvis a member of the Paget clan – which I believe, he reciprocated.”

Debra Paget in The Ten Commandments

Debra Paget in The Ten Commandments (Image: GETTY )

Another future sample, Elvis’ jealous, possessive nature, was additionally established. He would even drive over at evening and park close by, watching the home jealously to see if she had every other callers.

However, it was all in useless. In 1997 Paget revealed: “Following the film, he did ask me to marry him but my parents objected to my getting married. I cared about Elvis, but being one not to disobey my parents, that did not take place.”

She was additionally, secretly, engaged in an affair with the billionaire industrialist and movie producer Howard Hughes.

Elvis and Priscilla leave for their honeymoon

Elvis turned Priscilla into an identical “doll” (Image: GETTY)

Paget at all times spoke extremely of Elvis, saying: “He was a precious, humble, lovely person. Elvis had a lot of talent; there was a lot of depth they never used. He could have been a fine actor.”

Elvis flew Priscilla throughout to the US in July 1962 and started to mould her in each manner, wanting her to dye her hair darker (additionally to match his personal dyed locks) and put on extra make-up to intensify her eyes.

She recalled: “He liked me in red, blue, turquoise, emerald green, and black and white — the same colours he himself wore,” she wrote, including: “I was Elvis’s doll, his own living doll, to fashion as he pleased.”