Elvis Presley Height, Weight, Wife, Age, Biography & More

Elvis Presley

Real NameElvis Aron Presley
Nick NameThe King of Rock and Roll, Elvis the Pelvis
ProfessionSinger, Musician, Actor
Famous ForHis performances, style of singing, dancing and fashion.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in Feet Inches- 6'0"
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 77 kg
in Pounds- 170 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourNaturally Brown, dyed black.
Personal Life
Date of BirthJanuary 8, 1935
Cause of DeathCardiac Arrhythmia (Due to medicinal overdose)
Age (at the time of death)42 Years
Birth PlaceTupelo, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownMemphis, Tennessee
SchoolHumes High School
Education QualificationHigh School
DebutFilm - Love Me Tender
FamilyFather- Gladys Love (née Smith)
Mother- Vernon Elvis Presley
Presley and his parents
EthnicityScots-Irish, Scottish, German and French Norman.
HobbiesGo-carting, karate, touch football, gospel singing, numerology.
Favorite FoodPeanut butter, bacon, banana, and honey sandwich; Presley loved biscuits and gravy, potato cheese soup and meatloaf with mushroom gravy.
Favorite ActorTony Curtis
Favorite TV seriesThe Tonight Show
Major ControversiesHe was mostly criticised for his sexual performances and dancing (wiggling his pelvis).
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried after divorce with Priscilla in 1972.
AffairsGinger Alden
Ginger Alden and Presley
Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson and Elvis
Wife/SpousePriscilla Presley (m. 1967; div. 1973)
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley
ChildrenLisa Marie Presley
Money Factor
Net Worth$300 million
Home Graceland (13.8 acres, $102,500)
Cars and BikesPink Cadillac, BMW 507s, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz 600, Ford T-bird, S, Stutz Blackhawk, Stutz Blackhawk III, 1960 Lincoln Continental, Ford thunderbird, Lincoln Limousine, Ferrari, and some more Cadillacs.

Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock

Some Lesser Known Facts About Elvis Presley

  • Did Elvis Presley smoke?: Yes
  • Did Elvis Presley drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Presley lived in a two-bedroom shotgun home which his grandfather had built to have a house ready for a child’s birth.
  • Elvis was born as a twin-less twin as his elder brother was stillborn, 35 minutes before Elvis.
  • Presley found his initial inspiration in an Assembly of God event. He remained the member of Pentecostal church but had some differences with the ideology.
  • Elvis brought together rock, country music and Rhythm & Blues in an uptempo back-beat driven fusion.
  • For long twenty years, he was managed by only one person – Colonel Tom Parker.
  • He took a seven years break from live performances and came back with his TV special Elvis.
  • The first globally broadcast concert via satellite featured Presley in 1973, which Britain could not watch because BBC refused to pay for it.
  • Elvis Presley is the highest selling artist selling over 600 million albums worldwide.
  • Presley won three Grammys and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 36.
  • Elvis and his mother had to move in with their relatives for some time as their house was taken away as his father was found guilty for kiting a check which was written and signed by their landlord and was jailed for eight months.
  • He was graded average by his teacher when admitted in the school in the first year. Although, impressed by his singing she asked Elvis to take part in a singing competition where the little Prsley, at the age of 5, stood on a chair to reach the mic and stood fifth in the competition.
  • He received his first guitar at the age of ten and was taught basic guitar lessons by his two uncles.
  • He changed his school when he was in sixth grade and was called a loner. He started bringing his guitar to the school and would play music in lunchtime.
  • In school he was called a ‘trashy’ kid who played hillbilly music.
  • When he was in Humes High School he got a grade in his music exam. His teacher exclaimed that he did not have the caliber for music. He brought his guitar to school the next day to prove otherwise.
  • His first studio recording was not for “That’s All Right” but for “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” which he gifted to her mother in 1953.
  • Love me Tender was his first box office hit released in 1956.
  • He served in the US Army and was sent to Germany for three years and his mother died in these years. Priscilla Beaulieu was Godsend to lift up his spirits in Germany.
  • Presley was trained for black belt in karate while he was posted in Germany. His karate name was ‘Tiger’.
  • He had 177 impersonators when he died and the number has reached above 250,000 according to the last know stats.
  • Fifteen of his songs had the word ‘blue’ in the title.
  • Its intriguing that he only performed his song ‘unchained melody’ in the last six months of his life.
  • Michael Jackson was married to Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley!
  • He has a recording “Having Fun With Elvis On Stage” in which, surprisingly, there are no songs but the talks between the songs. He was obliged by his contract for the release.
  • He wanted to be Federal Agent at Large in the narcotics department.
  • Presley was turned down by the gospel quartet Songfellas before his big break.
  • Elvis always wore these things around his neck, which he thought might be his key or rather a combination that might help to pass beyond the heaven’s door.
  • A radio jockey played That’s All Right 14 times and couldn’t play it more because he could not convince the audience that Elvis was white!
  • He was forbidden to shake his body for a show because it was thought to be undermining the children; so Elvis just waggled his finger instead.
  • He was called “rock and roll” matador by the Germans.
  • Presley once used shoe polish to color his hair black.
  • It was said that his vocal range extends up to three octaves.
  • Elvis was deemed to be as fit as a 21 year old at his 68 Comeback Special when he was actually 33 at that time.
  • While showing a karate technique, he once broke a woman’s ankle by mistake.
  • Bowtie, was his pet; a turkey!
  • His last words were “OK, I won’t” which he said replying to his girlfriend Ginger Alden when she asked him to not sleep in the bathroom.