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Priscilla Presley mobbed by fans in Australia as she opens new Elvis Presley exhibition in Bendigo


Priscilla Presley was given a very passionate welcome by adoring fans after landing in Australia.  

The American actress was mobbed by admirers as she arrived at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria to open the new Elvis Presley exhibition, Elvis: Direct from Graceland, on Saturday.

As her car pulled into the venue, the 76-year-old was completely surrounded with fans peering in the windows as she offered a friendly wave. 

Love her: Priscilla Presley (pictured) was given a very passionate welcome by adoring fans after landing in Australia

Love her: Priscilla Presley (pictured) was given a very passionate welcome by adoring fans after landing in Australia

Priscilla looked stunning in a vintage-style long-sleeved blouse with baroque and animal print flourishes. 

The star slicked her red hair off her face into a ponytail, and opted for a glamorous makeup look. 

She chose a bright red lipstick and a smokey eye shadow in soft brown and black shades. 

Popular: The actress was mobbed by admirers as she arrived at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria to open the new Elvis Presley exhibition, Elvis: Direct from Graceland, on Saturday

Popular: The actress was mobbed by admirers as she arrived at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria to open the new Elvis Presley exhibition, Elvis: Direct from Graceland, on Saturday

All around! As her car pulled into the venue, the 76-year-old was completely surrounded

All around! As her car pulled into the venue, the 76-year-old was completely surrounded

Peeking in: Fans were peering in the windows as she offered a friendly wave

Peeking in: Fans were peering in the windows as she offered a friendly wave

The crowd followed her car as it crawled through the car park, with a large group taking photos as they packed in close to the windows, vying for autographs. 

The day prior, Priscilla  shared her thoughts on what her former husband, who died in 1977 at age 42, would have thought of Australia, which he never visited.

‘Elvis at one time thought that he would be forgotten’, she said in a video shared by ABC Central Victoria. 

Lovely: Priscilla looked stunning in a vintage-style long-sleeved blouse with baroque and animal print flourishes

Lovely: Priscilla looked stunning in a vintage-style long-sleeved blouse with baroque and animal print flourishes

Off they go: The crowd followed her car as it crawled through the car park

Off they go: The crowd followed her car as it crawled through the car park

Packed! A large group was taking photos as they packed in close to the windows

Packed! A large group was taking photos as they packed in close to the windows

Sign this! Many were vying for autographs as they approached the star in her car

Sign this! Many were vying for autographs as they approached the star in her car

‘He didn’t get to tour all of the places he wanted to go, and Australia was one of them,’ she went on. 

‘So it’ll be exciting for all of you to share his life and the things that he did, the clothes that he wore, especially his jumpsuits.’ 

Drawn on her thoughts about the town of Bendigo, where the exhibition is being held. Priscilla said: ‘I love it here. This is so quaint and unusual. This is a town I’m in love with. It’s really, really sweet.’

Down Under: The day prior, Priscilla shared her thoughts on what her former husband, who died in 1977 at age 42, would have thought of Australia, which he never visited

Down Under: The day prior, Priscilla shared her thoughts on what her former husband, who died in 1977 at age 42, would have thought of Australia, which he never visited

'Elvis at one time thought that he would be forgotten', she said in a video shared by ABC Central Victoria, filmed at the gallery

 ‘Elvis at one time thought that he would be forgotten’, she said in a video shared by ABC Central Victoria, filmed at the gallery 

'He didn't get to tour all of the places he wanted to go, and Australia was one of them,' she said

‘He didn’t get to tour all of the places he wanted to go, and Australia was one of them,’ she said 

The star has brought several of Elvis’s belongings from his home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to Australia for the exhibit. 

There are 300 authentic artefacts and personal items owned by Elvis on display, including his 1976 Red Harley Davidson, military uniforms, and jumpsuits.

The show opens on March 19th and runs until July 17th, with tickets already selling out fast.     

Memories: Priscilla wed Elvis in 1967, later divorcing in 1973, when she was 27 - and just four years prior to his death. Pictured together

Memories: Priscilla wed Elvis in 1967, later divorcing in 1973, when she was 27 – and just four years prior to his death. Pictured together 

Relics: The star has brought several of Elvis's belongings from his home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to Australia. There are 300 personal items owned by Elvis on display, including his 1976 Red Harley Davidson, military uniforms, and jumpsuits

Relics: The star has brought several of Elvis’s belongings from his home of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to Australia. There are 300 personal items owned by Elvis on display, including his 1976 Red Harley Davidson, military uniforms, and jumpsuits

Priscilla wed Elvis in 1967, later divorcing in 1973, when she was 27 – and just four years prior to his death.

Elvis passed away from a heart attack in 1977, leaving behind daughter Lisa Marie Presley, now 54.  

In an interview with People, Priscilla reflected on her marriage to Elvis, saying: ‘I loved taking care of Elvis very much. I loved tending to him. 

‘I loved feeding him. We would baby talk, because you have to have your own language when you have that many people around. It was a good life. It was different, but it was ours.’

On now: The show opens on March 19th and runs until July 17th, with tickets already selling out

On now: The show opens on March 19th and runs until July 17th, with tickets already selling out 

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