Portrait of an icon on the big screen. Priscilla Presley shared the life of singer Elvis Presley in the 1960s. A media marriage marked by the birth of their daughter Lisa Marie Presley in February 1968 (died in January 2023) or even infidelities of the King. After a long love affair, the couple divorced in 1973.
Fifty years later, director Sofia Coppola retraces their romance in the cinema with a biopic taken from the memoirs of the actress and writer, now 78 years old. To bring her story to life on screen, a young actress was chosen for the title role: her name is Cailee Spaeny and she plays opposite actor Jacob Elordi who plays the icon Elvis Presley.
Aged 25, this young American, still unknown in France, began her career in the mid-2010s. At the time, Cailee Spaeny was revealed in the cinema in Pacific Rim Uprising in 2018, directed by Steven S. DeKnight. She made a series of appearances before taking her first steps on TV in the series Dev, Mare of Easttown and recently The First Lady in which she played Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.
By landing the title role in the Sofia Coppola biopic, actress Cailee Spaeny is making a name for herself on the international scene. At the premiere at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. An incredible distinction for the rising star dubbed by the King’s ex-wife.
“I think the thing that touched me the most, as terrifying as it was, was watching the movie with Priscilla Presley, who was sitting right next to me,” actress Cailee Spaeny told Hollywood Postpone. “She looked at me and said: ‘That was a great performance.’ It was the first time I heard that,” she said, according to comments quoted by Madame Figaro. Before discovering the film in France, this Wednesday January 3, 2024, here is his portrait in images in our slideshow.