Women – Elvis Presley’s Women Elvis Dated There were many women in Elvis’s life. But what was he like as a lover? With his jet-black hair and blue eyes, Elvis Presley may have been as beautiful as the starlets he dated. At heart he was just a God-fearing Southern boy Once asked what type of girl Elvis like to marry by the press Elvis replied, “The female kind, sir!”
‘I’d never break a virgin – there’s enough prostitutes around,’ he was fond of telling the Memphis Mafia in later years. It was a rule he stuck to, at least in his early days. ‘One of the questions I’m always asked is, “Did you sleep with Elvis?”,’ says June Juanico, the woman Elvis nearly married in 1956. ‘I tell ’em no.’ Juanico talks of the couple making love in ‘their own special way’ of Elvis saying he wanted the first time to be special and of their agreement to wait until they were married.
There were a lot of virgins about in those days.’ June was Elvis’ first serious love affair but the touching sentimentality of their 2 year relationship would perhaps be less poignant had Elvis not gone on to become the rock n roll icon. ‘Elvis was a very sensitive person, very tender, but on the outside he was very macho,’ she says. An outspoken and feisty teenager, June recalls a time when she stood up to Elvis in front of his hangers-on, who were beginning to accompany him everywhere. He grabbed her arm, took her into the bathroom and declared: ‘Look, you are so right, I am really sorry.’ He kept her for five minutes, then swaggered out, his image intact.
Women – Ginger Alden, Elvis Presley’s fiancée at the time of his death in 1977, has revealed the cover for her upcoming memoir, Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley’s Fiancée and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
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Women June worked hard to keep Elvis grounded, but as his fame and his touring increased, the relationship fizzled out, with phone calls becoming less and less frequent. ‘Two weeks went by, then another week. Surely he would call for my birthday, I thought. But he didn’t.’ Elvis was now in the big time and serial-dating, but the main woman in his life was still his mother.
(Left Video) Dixie Locke tells all… Gladys Presley had kept a close watch on her son’s morality, greeting June with kindness and eagerness as she waited for a daughter-in-law. But in 1958, she died. It was a bad year for Elvis to lose stability; he had just been enlisted. It was while he was doing military service in Germany that he met the 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu. This was also where he discovered prostitutes and picked up the intense fear of sexually transmitted diseases which led to claims that he had a morbid fear of sexual penetration.
When he brought Priscilla back to the States to live at Graceland, ostensibly under the chaperoning protection of his father Vernon and his new wife Dee, Elvis also brought back a taste for womanizing. From now on, the restraints were off. The partying that had, in 1957, drawn thinly veiled accusations of homosexuality – a tabloid ran an article with the headline ‘Presley’s Powder-Puff Pals’, showing a picture of Elvis and Liberace with the caption ‘Two prominent bachelors’ – was now progressing into fully blown orgies.
His fast-track to Hollywood only fed his appetite for sex. This was a time when beauty pageants supplied the starlet factory. Julie Parrish was 25 when she first met Elvis on the set of Paradise Hawaiian Style , a film notable for one of the most cringing moments in any Presley movie. ‘He had to sing to a dog,’ says Parrish. ‘The song was called, “It’s a Dog’s Life”. It was so embarrassing for him and we just couldn’t stop laughing.’ Parrish a naive but driven young woman who had arrived in Hollywood via a magazine competition. An Elvis fan she fought to get the role. ‘I was really scared, so nervous when I met him. The first scene we did together was an embrace and he was very quiet at first. He was not an educated man and he was quite guarded when he met people. But looking into his eyes just took your breath away. There was an energy there that almost knocked you to the ground. Was it sexual? You’re damned right it was. ‘But, oh my God, what a kisser. You know, I tell people I’m going to die happy because I got to kiss Elvis Presley. He had the softest lips I’ve ever kissed. Oh, he was the most beautiful man.’
These movies were often lifted by the on-screen chemistry between Elvis and his co-stars, which was usually mirrored in real-life affairs. Natalie Wood, Connie Stevens, Ann-Margret, Juliet Prowse, Debra Paget, Anne Helm were all on his arm at one point, while Priscilla was waiting at home. Not that their relationship was entirely chaste in pre-wedding days. Elvis spent hundreds of dollars on Polaroid film, snapping Priscilla and her girlfriends cavorting around Graceland in their training bras. Elvis also adored to fondle and suck women’s toes, and those in his entourage who were given the job of choosing companions for him would often be asked to check the girls’ feet. Small and delicate was the Presley ideal and at least two girlfriends reported having been given the nickname ‘Bitty’ by Elvis in honour of their ‘itty-bitty’ feet.
Cybill Shepherd was Miss Teenage Memphis when she met Elvis in 1972. And Shepherd’s much-quoted claims that she taught him the joys of oral sex is viewed with skepticism by other lovers of the King. ‘I laughed when I read that..’ recalls, one Elvis lover, who wants to remain anonymous. ‘I can just hear Elvis saying, “Oh, yeah, honey, I’ve never done anything like that before. You want to show me that one more time?”. Nice lady but I don’t know that Elvis had much left to learn by that time it was a shuttle one came in the door as another was flown to Vegas
Six months after Priscilla left, Elvis dated Linda Thompson. A beautiful university student, she was a virgin when they met, but what started with marathon love-making sessions in Vegas hotel rooms disintegrated into a sexless and gloomy existence. Of all the women who lived with Elvis, few have been as frank as Thompson. ‘There were times when he was very, very, difficult. There was a lot of heartache and a lot of self-destructive behaviour, which was very difficult for me. Watching someone I loved so much destroy himself.’ Thompson saved Elvis from death on several occasions and would often lie on the bed with her hand near his mouth to feel his breath as he slept. It took a lot for Linda to leave Elvis. She loved him very much, but the man she’d fallen in love with was gone. By the time she left in 1976, a year before his death, the beautiful country boy was unrecognizable.
Some doubt he ever had sex again, and his final live-in girlfriend, who became his third and last fiancée, is too polite to say. Ginger Alden, another beauty queen, was barely in her twenties when she discovered the lifeless body of Elvis Presley facedown in a Graceland bathroom. Like Thompson before her, she gave up everything to become a 24-hour nurse, hand-holder, even lullaby-singer, to a reclusive, drug-dependent and deeply insecure man. She was also a witness to his last will and testament. He left her nothing.
Anita had a lot in common with Elvis. Like Elvis had moved to Memphis as a teenager from a rural area of Tennessee where she was born. The first meeting of Elvis and Annie (as he liked to call her) was set up by a mutual friend as a blind date. Elvis and Anita spent a lot of time together in Memphis before his career took off. They would usually spend their dates at the movies, or at Libertyland. While dating Elvis, Anita also got to know Mrs. Presley very well. The two got on famously, probably because of their similar background. Anita would recall that Mrs. Presley half expected her and Elvis to marry because they were so close and that she just couldn’t wait to see their little children walking up the driveway. As the film career kicked in they didnt see too much of each other and the movie magazine started to report Elvis affairs with his leading ladies. As 1958 came so did the army and Germany. Anita and Elvis exchanged Love letters at the time but soon parted and a new name entered the headlines Priscilla Beaulieu.
Elvis Week 2015. Very little was said about each guest, and none was needed for Brenda Lee or Mas Davis. But, what about that the third name on the list – Sandy Martindale? All the press release said was “she used to date Elvis.”
Most fans would not have heard Sandy Martindale some may know her as the wife of Wink Martindale. It turns out Sandy Ferra was 14 when she first met Elvis, many years before she met and wed his friend Wink Martindale. This makes her one on a long list of teenage girls Elvis is known to have dated.
After Elvis got out of the Army in 1960, he went to Los Angeles to film G.I. Blues at Paramount Studios. One night, he went to The Cross Bow nightclub in Panorama City. While at the club owner’s office, Elvis was bowled over by a photo of Sandy, his 14-year-old daughter.
He told Mr. Ferra he’d like to meet his daughter, so the man called her at home. Mom got on the line and told Elvis she would not drive Sandy back to the club because she was only fourteen and it was a school night. So, Elvis said he would be back the next week and would meet Sandy then. In the meantime, her dad came home and told her that Elvis was a ‘gorgeous guy,’ because at the time, she didn’t even know who Elvis Presley was.
So, the next week her mother drove her to the club. Sandy wore a frilly dress and had her hair in a ponytail, while Elvis showed up with a beautiful actress. Sandy just sat there and stared at him because he was so good looking. He held her hand and kissed her on the cheek, and as Sandy has revealed, “That was it. I was hooked.”
Later Elvis called and told her mother he wanted to date Sandy, and her mother said, “I don’t care if you’re King Farouk; my daughter’s only fourteen and she can’t go out with you.” So Elvis said to her mother, “Well, you can come on the date.” In fact, she came on their first three dates.
Elvis was staying at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, so Sandy and her mother went there and enjoyed pizza, hot fudge sundaes, banana splits, as well as watching television, talking, and dancing. Then, after the first three dates, Elvis promised her mother that he’d be a ‘gentleman’ and ‘take good care’ of her, if she said it was okay for Sandy to go out with him unchaperoned. According to Sandy, “He stuck to his word and was a perfect gentleman. He loved and respected my parents and was a wonderful part of my life.”
The only thing Sandy has revealed about their romance is, “We kissed a lot. We did a lot of necking. Elvis was the best kisser.” There are some media reports stating that Elvis once asked Sandy’s mother if she and her daughter would consider moving to Graceland, where he would “raise” Sandy as his future wife, but Sandy’s parents refused. In 1962, another young lady Elvis had met when she also was fourteen moved into Graceland. Could Priscilla be considered Plan B?
According to these same reports, Elvis and Sandy were an item, on and off, for the next six years — right up until he married Priscilla.