Debra Paget Elvis First Love

Debra Paget Elvis Love

Debra Paget Elvis Presley First Love – Love Me Tender –   Elvis 1stt Movie Starring Elvis as Clint Reno and Debra Paget. Elvis got a flat $100,00 fee for the movie. Debra Paget began her career at age 15 in Cry of the City (her brother Ruell Shayne had a bit role in Love Me Tender) Contrary to popular opinion Debra Paget did not give Elvis his first screen kiss. That honor went to Jana Lund in Loving You 1957. During filming Elvis fell madly in love with co-star Paget. He thought she was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. 

Debra Paget today still looking beautiful

Debra Paget Elvis the look of Love

Elvis and Debra Paget’s relationship was platonic. Debra remembers her relationship with Elvis as being more family-oriented than romantic. “From the time he first came to the house,” she recalled, “my folks onsidered Elvis a member of the Paget clan – which I believe, he reciprocated. I had the feeling that our closely-knit family life resembled his own

I could tell how much he missed his parents.” One night  Elvis told Debra that he felt so alone in Hollywood & that he called his parents. The phone rang several times before his mother answered. Elvis said, “Hi, mom. What’re ya doin’?” She responded, “What do you think I’m doing, I’m sleeping!” Elvis hadn’t realized that it was 11 pm in LA but 1 am in Memphis.

Elvis Debra Paget Kiss

In the movie Elvis and Debra characters never kissed but Elvis so obsessed with Debra he took the lead and kissed her for these promo photos…If body language indicates true feelings. Just one closer look at Elvis’ body and the look in his eyes..

Elvis Debra Paget Love Me Tender


Debra Paget Elvis Presley Love Me Tender

Debra Paget was not interested in Elvis because, at the time, she was dating Howard Hughes. At nights Elvis would drive over to Paget’s family home and park outside for hours watching who was arriving.  Elvis never got over his first love. From then on Elvis spent his life in search of the “Debra Paget look” in every woman. Many believe that Elvis was smitten by Priscilla because she was a variation of Debra Paget. Upon learning this,  Priscilla went so far as to try to  look like her rival by changing her hair. For Love Me Tender, Elvis still had his natural “dish water blond” hair, after which he dyed it black for the rest of his life.