Wednesday, 1 July 2009

all the king's women #1 - debra paget





i've decided to start a new series showcasing the women who shared the screen with the king.  i'm staring with Elvis' first film (Love Me Tender (1956)) and moving chronologically from there...

the first woman to co-star with Elvis' was Debra Paget, who made her film debut at the age of 15 in Cry of the City (1948).  Debra first met Elvis while making an appearance on the Milton Berle Show in 1956 (see video below).



in Love Me Tender (1956), Debra plays Elvis' wife, Cathy Reno, a role for which she received higher billing than the king, having already established herself as the star of numerous adventure films and historical epics (most notably The Ten Commandments (1956)).  Paget retired from the film world in 1962 after marrying millionaire Louis King.


4 comments:

Bug said...

She is so beautiful - love her!

Brooke Ahana said...

wow, how sexy was Elvis? I love the last pic the most - I want to live in that!

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Jessica Cangiano said...

She is so fiercely, alluring, almost mysteriously beautiful! I can certainly see why Mr. Presley looks so enamored!


Wishing you a wonderful day,
♥ Jessica