Elvis Presley fans were truly devastated when he died back in 1977. Alongside the collection of family, friends and close loved ones who attended his funeral, Ann-Margret was one of the only actors from his movie days who did so. Presley and Ann-Margret engaged in an affair throughout the filming of Viva Las Vegas in 1964. In 1994 – 17 years after Presley’s death – Ann-Margret spoke to Charlie Rose in a touching interview.
While the relationship could be pushed aside as a mere fling, it seems as if the duo had a real connection, that Ann-Margret seemingly held a candle for the King years later.
Over the course of her lifetime Ann-Margret spoke out in brief terms about Elvis and indeed their relationship together, before he did eventually return to his fiancé Priscilla Presley, shortly before they were married.
Years later, Ann-Margret said: “Our relationship was very strong, and very serious and very real.”
“Except for a piano, the MGM soundstage where Elvis and I met was empty,” she wrote.
“In the background, a few of his guys hung around observing their boss, a ritual I would soon come to expect.
“Under the watchful gaze of director George Sidney, a studio photographer snapped shots of what the film company executives figured would be a historic moment.”
She then explained how she was introduced to him formally, saying: “‘Elvis Presley, I’d like you to meet a wonderful young lady, Ann-Margret,’ said George Sidney.
Published at Sun, 20 Sep 2020 10:03:00 +0000