As Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough’s life was never going to be ordinary.
Add to that the modelling career that began when she was 12 with Dolce Gabbana Fashion and a mere three
years later has resulted in major Christian Dior fashion and perfume campaigns, and Keough’s
life seems like one few of us could even imagine.
But that’s not the way the 15yearold Riley tells it..
she spends more time studying, hanging out with
her friends and living the life of an average
teenager. Her everyday life, Riley says reads
exactly the same way as all her friends with none
of the trappings of glamorous extravagance. No
elaborate beauty regime ("I like beauty treatments
like most girls, but I'm not a slave to them"), no
personal shopper ("no way! I love going shopping by
myself, and with my friends"), no strict diet
("I try to eat healthy ... but I still love ice
cream!") and no escape from schoolwork ("I get
assigned work and keep up with my studies during shootings")
Danielle is her first name and Riley is her middle
name, by which her family and friends call her.
Despite her privileged status as the
granddaughter of one of the most recognisable
faces in the world – she is Lisa Marie Presley’s
daughter with her first husband Danny Keough.
Riley seems genuinely humbled by the good
fortune that has landed her a successful career in
one of the most cutthroat industries in the world
before she has even left school. Riley has no
idea why Dior chose her for their perfume
campaigns, adding that working with John Galliano
has been inspirational, exciting, and totally unexpected.
"I could never have imagined this, I was so
shocked when I got the phone call," Riley knows
how lucky she is to work with Dior.
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