Priscilla Presley

Though her place in pop culture history was ensured by marrying Elvis Presley in 1967, the life and career of Priscilla Presley encompassed much more than just being the wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. In the years following her divorce from Elvis in 1972, she managed her own successful boutique, before delving into acting for the better part of two decades, which included roles on "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) and the "Naked Gun" screen comedies. Her influence later expanded to include a best-selling autobiography and a line of beauty products, but her most impressive achievement was the transformation of Elvis' home, Graceland, into a world-class tourist attraction. Her stewardship of Elvis Presley Enterprises later earned her a place on the board of directors of MGM. No matter what the project, whether in good times or bad ones, Presley weathered it all with impressive grace.