Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Is All Grown Up… And She’s Fab!
It is hard to believe but the late Elvis Presley, the undisputed king of rock and roll has a grown up granddaughter, and she looks great.
When Elvis was married to Priscilla Presley, the couple had a daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa grew up to marry Danny Keough, a musician from Chicago. They then had two children of their own, a son, Benjamin Keough, and a daughter, Danielle Riley Keough. Danielle, now 26, likes to go by her middle name Riley. She has blossomed into a beautiful young lady and you can see a lot of her grandfather’s features in her.
She has followed in his footsteps too as she is now an actress and a model. She recently posed for the cover of Nylon magazine looking rather racy. She spoke to the magazine about growing up the granddaughter of such a great legend. She gives a lot of credit to her mom, Lisa Marie , who she said kept her grounded and did her best to keep her out of the limelight over the years. She didn’t want her to be another typical Hollywood daughter.
Riley told the magazine that Elvis was not treated like a celebrity at home but as part of the family. ‘I was aware of the legacy because I was around it growing up.’ She said. Riley says her mom really tried to make sure they live a normal life and her family helped to keep her grounded. She believes the family name was a lot harder for her mother to deal with then it has been for her.
Riley says that they did visit Graceland often but the famous family name has not been a burden while growing up. Riley Keough has had roles in Mad Max: Fury Road as well as American Honey which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Female in the Independent Spirit Awards. Her part in the TV series The Girlfriend Experience saw her receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
She was engaged to actor Alex Pettyfer for a short while before marrying stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen on February 4, 2015, in Napa, California. The couple met on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road.