Priscilla Presley

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Birth Name: Priscilla Ann Wagner

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 24, 1945

*father – German, along with Swiss-German, Scottish, Irish, and English
*mother – Norwegian, English

Priscilla Presley is an American actress and business magnate. She is known for starring in The Naked Gun films, and on television’s Dallas and Tales from the Crypt.

She is the daughter of Anna Lillian and James Frederick Wagner, a U.S. Navy pilot. Her father died in a plane crash when she was six months old. Her mother re-married to U.S. Air Force officer Paul Beaulieu.

She is the mother of singer and songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, with her former husband, singer and actor Elvis Presley; and of musician Navarone Garibaldi, with her former partner, entrepreneur Marco Garibaldi. Her granddaughter is actress and model Riley Keough.

Priscilla is a half-aunt of actor, producer, and podcast host Kash Hovey. Her maternal half-sister is his mother.

Priscilla’s paternal grandfather was Harold Andrew Wagner (the son of Fred W. Wagner and Albertena/Albertina Staub). Harold was born in Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania. Fred was the son of German parents, John George Wagner, who was born in Bavaria, and Anna Christiane Philippine Bodamer, who was born in Württemberg. Albertina was the daughter of German parents, Ernest Albert Staub and Caroline Rickert.

Priscilla’s paternal grandmother was Kathryn Gates Ramsey (the daughter of James Calvin Ramsey and Alice Jane Baughman). Kathryn was born in West Virginia. James was the son of Daniel W. Ramsey and Harriett Hollibaugh. Alice was the daughter of John Peter Baughman and Martha Jane Shirk.

Priscilla’s maternal grandfather was Albert Henry Iversen (the son of Hjalmar Armand/Amund Iversen and Anna Teoline/Theoline Johansen/Johannesen). Albert was born in Egersund, Rogaland, Norway. Amund was the son of Amund Iversen and Jakobine Davidsen. Anna was the daughter of Johannes/Jon Ellingsen and Ingeborg Theodora Torgersdatter.

Priscilla’s maternal grandmother was Lorraine Grace Davis (the daughter of Samuel David Davis and Effie Lillian Valentine). Lorraine was born in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Samuel was the son of John Davis and Louisa Jackson. Effie was the daughter of Luther Topliff Valentine, whose father was English, and of Cynthia Elizabeth Tucker.

Sources: Genealogies of Priscilla Presley –

Genealogy of Priscilla Presley (focusing on her father’s side) –

Priscilla’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Priscilla’s maternal grandmother, Lorraine Grace Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. Erik1714 says:

    Even though James Wagner was mostly of German descent, he had some other ethnicities. The Ramsey line leads to Scotland for example, and there are some Irish and English too.

    Also, as usual, there is Swiss-German and Alsatian.

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