granddaughter, in fashion
CÚsar G. Soriano, USA TODAY
EP Gold/USA Today/Vogue/Sanja Meegin, 15 July 2004)
In her first interview, Elvis Presley's 15-year-old granddaughter,
model Danielle Riley Keough, says she has never given much
thought to being the heir to the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
didn't really care until I read something that said, 'I guess
Elvis Presley's granddaughter won't be eating too many peanut
butter and banana sandwiches.' Why do they have to start picking
on me already?" Riley, who goes by her middle name, asks in
the August issue of Vogue.
cover story and Annie Leibovitz pictorial feature three generations
of Elvis' women: ex-wife Priscilla Presley, 59; their only child,
Lisa Marie Presley, 36; and Lisa Marie's daughter Riley, whose father
is musician Danny Keough.
says she caught the fashion bug at age 6 when she saw her mom on
the cover of Vogue wearing a Versace dress. "I remember caring what
I was going to wear even when I was little."
made her modeling debut in February on the Dolce & Gabbana runway
in Italy. She says she was so nervous she "couldn't stop shaking."
Priscilla says Riley has been a good influence on Lisa Marie, who
has been married and divorced three times (Keough, Michael Jackson
and Nicolas Cage). "We're both here to take care of Lisa. It's really
Lisa who's the kid," Priscilla says.
Marie says of Riley: "She's not a bimbo. Nor will she ever be."
generations of Presley women: Elvis' granddaugher Riley, his
daughter Lisa Marie and ex-wife Priscilla.