Lisa Marie Presley turns 50, but she's been famous since day 1

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People had mixed thoughts about seeing Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, front-rowing it up at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. She’s 6, in heels and fancy threads — shouldn’t she be off being a child? Instead, she’s an awards show pro, attending seven so far.

Welp, the world has long been fascinated with the children of celebrities. When we were thinking about Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla, turning 50 today, Feb. 1, we were struck by the fact that she’s been famous her entire life — pretty much every second. Cameras were in Priscilla’s Baptist Memorial Hospital room in Memphis, Tenn., after Lisa Marie was born in 1968. And they followed her parents — mom in a wheelchair — as they headed home for the first time.

Lisa Marie has gone on to become a star in her own right — her 2003 debut album, To Whom It May Concern, went platinum — and the world has watched her every step of the way. On her milestone birthday, we look back at some of the most famous photos of her — from sweet moments with her superstar dad to her curious relationship with Michael Jackson.

<p>Lisa Marie Presley was born on Feb. 1, 1968 — nine months after her parents married — and made her public debut just four days later. Here are her parents, gazing at the apple of their eyes, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 5. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Elvis, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley was born on Feb. 1, 1968 — nine months after her parents married — and made her public debut just four days later. Here are her parents, gazing at the apple of their eyes, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 5. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p>America quickly became obsessed with the beautiful family, pictured here at home at Graceland. (Photo: Magma Agency/WireImage) </p>
Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, and Elvis

America quickly became obsessed with the beautiful family, pictured here at home at Graceland. (Photo: Magma Agency/WireImage)

<p>But these types of sweet family photo ops ended in 1973, when Elvis and Priscilla split. The singer was smitten with his little girl, though. She began to split her time between her mom’s home in Beverly Hills and Graceland. (Photo: Frank Carroll/Sygma via Getty Images) </p>
Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, and Elvis

But these types of sweet family photo ops ended in 1973, when Elvis and Priscilla split. The singer was smitten with his little girl, though. She began to split her time between her mom’s home in Beverly Hills and Graceland. (Photo: Frank Carroll/Sygma via Getty Images)

<p>When Elvis died unexpectedly in 1977, the world sort of adopted his look-alike mini-me, pictured here the year he passed away. (Photo: Getty Images) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley

When Elvis died unexpectedly in 1977, the world sort of adopted his look-alike mini-me, pictured here the year he passed away. (Photo: Getty Images)

<p><span>As a teen, Lisa Marie — out with her mom here — rebelled with drugs. She told <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=131985&page=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ABC News" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ABC News</a> in 2003 that Priscilla pu</span><span>t her into the Castle, a Scientology center in Hollywood, to get her help with substance abuse. It worked, and at that point, she had been </span><span> drug-free since she was 17.</span> (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley

As a teen, Lisa Marie — out with her mom here — rebelled with drugs. She told ABC News in 2003 that Priscilla put her into the Castle, a Scientology center in Hollywood, to get her help with substance abuse. It worked, and at that point, she had been drug-free since she was 17. (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage)

<p>Lisa Marie, who inherited her father’s estate, didn’t follow in his footsteps to a music career until the aughts. Prior to that, her romances made the biggest headlines. In 1988, 20-year-old Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough. They had two children together — actress Riley Keough, now 28, and Benjamin, 25. The couple, pictured here in 1991, was divorced by 1994 but remained close. For a period, Keough, also a Scientologist, lived in Lisa Marie’s guesthouse. “We keep that unit very in order, no matter how crazy we are,” she told ABC News. (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough

Lisa Marie, who inherited her father’s estate, didn’t follow in his footsteps to a music career until the aughts. Prior to that, her romances made the biggest headlines. In 1988, 20-year-old Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough. They had two children together — actress Riley Keough, now 28, and Benjamin, 25. The couple, pictured here in 1991, was divorced by 1994 but remained close. For a period, Keough, also a Scientologist, lived in Lisa Marie’s guesthouse. “We keep that unit very in order, no matter how crazy we are,” she told ABC News. (Photo: Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

<p>Twenty days after her divorce, Presley married Michael Jackson. They had actually first been introduced by her father — Elvis took Lisa Marie to a Jackson 5 concert in Las Vegas when she was 7 and Michael was 17. She told Diane Sawyer that she found Jackson to be a “poor, sweet, misunderstood man” amid his sexual abuse scandal, and said to herself that she would “save” him when they reconnected in 1992. (Photo: Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson

Twenty days after her divorce, Presley married Michael Jackson. They had actually first been introduced by her father — Elvis took Lisa Marie to a Jackson 5 concert in Las Vegas when she was 7 and Michael was 17. She told Diane Sawyer that she found Jackson to be a “poor, sweet, misunderstood man” amid his sexual abuse scandal, and said to herself that she would “save” him when they reconnected in 1992. (Photo: Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)

<p>Priscilla didn’t approve of the relationship, and thought Michael was using Lisa to improve his reputation. “‘Oh, you don’t like him? Good. He’s going to be my husband,&#39;” Lisa told ABC News of the mother-daughter rift over Jackson. “It was terrible.” The singing sensation had been accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy and, while never charged, settled a civil suit filed by the boy’s family out of court. (Photo: Kim Kulish/Sygma via Getty Images) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson

Priscilla didn’t approve of the relationship, and thought Michael was using Lisa to improve his reputation. “‘Oh, you don’t like him? Good. He’s going to be my husband,'” Lisa told ABC News of the mother-daughter rift over Jackson. “It was terrible.” The singing sensation had been accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy and, while never charged, settled a civil suit filed by the boy’s family out of court. (Photo: Kim Kulish/Sygma via Getty Images)

<p>The two, who shared an infamous kiss at the 1994 MTV VMAs, soon drifted apart. “He had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the vampires or me?” she later <a href="http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/lisa-marie-presley-opens-up-about-michael-jackson" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:told" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">told</a> Oprah, referring to sycophants leeching off Jackson. “And he pushed me away.” (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson

The two, who shared an infamous kiss at the 1994 MTV VMAs, soon drifted apart. “He had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the vampires or me?” she later told Oprah, referring to sycophants leeching off Jackson. “And he pushed me away.” (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

<p>They divorced in 1996, but Lisa Marie told Oprah that they spent four years following their divorce together, on and off, trying to reconcile. (Photo: KMazur/WireImage) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson

They divorced in 1996, but Lisa Marie told Oprah that they spent four years following their divorce together, on and off, trying to reconcile. (Photo: KMazur/WireImage)

<p>After a brief engagement to musician John Oszajca in 2000, she broke things off after meeting Nicolas Cage at a party. The duo had a volitile relationship, including an incident where they were on a boat and, while arguing, her $65,000 engagement ring was flung off. They reportedly hired scuba divers to find it, but had no luck, so Cage replaced it. They tied the knot in 2002 — but it was another brief union. They called it quits after 108 days. The divorce, finalized in 2004, lasted longer than the marriage. “<span>We were both like two 12-year-olds in a sandbox, basically,” she told ABC News of their marriage. </span>(Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Nicolas Cage and Lisa Marie Presley

After a brief engagement to musician John Oszajca in 2000, she broke things off after meeting Nicolas Cage at a party. The duo had a volitile relationship, including an incident where they were on a boat and, while arguing, her $65,000 engagement ring was flung off. They reportedly hired scuba divers to find it, but had no luck, so Cage replaced it. They tied the knot in 2002 — but it was another brief union. They called it quits after 108 days. The divorce, finalized in 2004, lasted longer than the marriage. “We were both like two 12-year-olds in a sandbox, basically,” she told ABC News of their marriage. (Photo: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Lisa Marie released her debut album, <em>To Whom It May Concern</em>, in 2003. It was the first of her three studio albums, and went platinum. Here she is at the 2002 MTV VMAs looking very rock star in <br>a “Bite Me” shirt. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)<br><br></p>
Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie released her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003. It was the first of her three studio albums, and went platinum. Here she is at the 2002 MTV VMAs looking very rock star in
a “Bite Me” shirt. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

<p>The same year, Lisa Marie repped for the Scientology nonprofit Citizens Commission on Human Rights, testifying in Washington, D.C., about the overmedication of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. She later quit Scientology, but it’s hard to pinpoint when because she hasn’t spoken directly about it. Her <a href="http://people.com/celebrity/priscilla-presley-did-not-leave-scientology/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mother remains in the organization" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mother remains in the organization</a> — as does her daughter Riley. (Photo: Greg Whitesell/Getty Images) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley

The same year, Lisa Marie repped for the Scientology nonprofit Citizens Commission on Human Rights, testifying in Washington, D.C., about the overmedication of children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. She later quit Scientology, but it’s hard to pinpoint when because she hasn’t spoken directly about it. Her mother remains in the organization — as does her daughter Riley. (Photo: Greg Whitesell/Getty Images)

<p>Here are Lisa Marie and her mom on the red carpet in 2008 — the year same year she welcomed twins. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage) </p>
Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley

Here are Lisa Marie and her mom on the red carpet in 2008 — the year same year she welcomed twins. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

<p>Here are Lisa Marie and her eldest daughter, Riley, hitting a fashion show together in 2003. Her daughter, a model and actress, married stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in 2012 after she met him while filming <em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em>. (Photo: Bill Davila/FilmMagic) </p>
Riley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley

Here are Lisa Marie and her eldest daughter, Riley, hitting a fashion show together in 2003. Her daughter, a model and actress, married stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in 2012 after she met him while filming Mad Max: Fury Road. (Photo: Bill Davila/FilmMagic)

<p>Lisa Marie tried marriage again with musician Michael Lockwood in 2006. While it seemed to finally be her happy ever after — they had twin girls, Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love, in 2008 — and moved to England, it all fell apart in 2016 and she filed for divorce. In the filing, Presley accused him of neglect and child abuse, and there were also claims that he had <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/news/court-papers-lisa-marie-presley-204900475.html" data-ylk="slk:disturbing images of children;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link" class="link rapid-noclick-resp newsroom-embed-article">disturbing images of children</a> on his computer. Their daughters were put into protective custody — actually, <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/priscilla-presley-confirms-shes-caring-for-granddaughters-as-lisa-marie-presleys-husband-is-investigated-for-child-abuse-124901955.html" data-ylk="slk:in the care of Priscilla;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link" class="link rapid-noclick-resp newsroom-embed-article">in the care of Priscilla</a>. He has spoken out many times since, calling the allegations “unproven,” and saying that he was “disgusted” by the whole thing. They have since been <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2018/01/22/lisa-marie-presley-money-estranged-husband-divorce/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:fighting over money" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">fighting over money</a>. (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) </p>
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood

Lisa Marie tried marriage again with musician Michael Lockwood in 2006. While it seemed to finally be her happy ever after — they had twin girls, Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love, in 2008 — and moved to England, it all fell apart in 2016 and she filed for divorce. In the filing, Presley accused him of neglect and child abuse, and there were also claims that he had disturbing images of children on his computer. Their daughters were put into protective custody — actually, in the care of Priscilla. He has spoken out many times since, calling the allegations “unproven,” and saying that he was “disgusted” by the whole thing. They have since been fighting over money. (Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

<p>Speaking of money, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley, pictured in 2015, continue to oversee all things Elvis. However, <a href="https://www.today.com/money/lisa-marie-presleyselling-elvis-estate-2D80555480" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lisa Marie sold the bulk of his estate" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Lisa Marie sold the bulk of his estate</a> — including rights to her father’s name and image — in a $100 million deal in 2004. Despite this, Lisa Marie has had money trouble. In 2017, she sued a business manager for allegedly <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/08/lisa-marie-presley-sues-business-manager-elvis-presley-squandering-money/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:squandering $100 million" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">squandering $100 million</a>. (Photo: Bryan Steffy/WireImage) </p>
Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley

Speaking of money, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley, pictured in 2015, continue to oversee all things Elvis. However, Lisa Marie sold the bulk of his estate — including rights to her father’s name and image — in a $100 million deal in 2004. Despite this, Lisa Marie has had money trouble. In 2017, she sued a business manager for allegedly squandering $100 million. (Photo: Bryan Steffy/WireImage)

<p>Despite her many ups and downs, Lisa Marie is a survivor. In October, she hit the red carpet with her girls — Riley, Harper, and Finley — for an <em>Elle</em> event at the Four Seasons in L.A. Here’s to 50 more years. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) </p>
Riley Keough, Lisa Marie Presley, Harper Lockwood, and Finley Lockwood

Despite her many ups and downs, Lisa Marie is a survivor. In October, she hit the red carpet with her girls — Riley, Harper, and Finley — for an Elle event at the Four Seasons in L.A. Here’s to 50 more years. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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