The Story Of The Actress That Had An Affair With Elvis Presley
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Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, had an illustrious career not only on stage but also in Hollywood. One of his co-stars, Anne Helm, initially denied any romantic involvement with the King, but years later, she opened up about their secret affair, shedding light on a captivating chapter in Elvis’s life.
In 1962, Anne Helm starred alongside Elvis in the movie “Follow That Dream.”
At the time, Anne was a rising actress, having gained fame as a model and dancer in New York City’s Copacabana club. Working with Elvis was her big break, portraying Holly Jones, the King’s love interest, where their on-screen chemistry transcended into real life.
During the summer of 1961, while filming in Florida, Elvis and Anne were frequently spotted together, sparking rumors of a romance. However, the King never publicly acknowledged their relationship, as he was engaged to Priscilla Beaulieu, whom he later married in 1967.
Elvis spoke fondly of Anne, saying:
“Anne is one of the nicest young actresses I’ve ever worked with. She worked very hard down there in Florida, and there was no conceit in her.”
He also shared:
“We had a lot of time together when we weren’t working. We’d go back to the motel where the whole crew was staying, and watch TV or play blackjack or Monopoly. We ate dinner together, too. We had a lot of fun – she’s really a wonderful girl.”
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At that time, Anne denied any romantic involvement with Elvis, insisting they were just friends.
However, in 2010, she revealed the truth:
“We did have a romance; it was quite wonderful. Elvis was away from the madding crowd. It was like a shipboard romance.”
Anne provided glimpses into the nature of their relationship during the heat of the summer in ’61:
“In those days we were very promiscuous, and of course, I knew he was having a lot of affairs, but we really adored one another.”
At the tender age of 19, Anne expressed genuine feelings for the 26-year-old Elvis:
“I mean, I really loved him. I just sensed that his life was very compartmentalized. It was a more innocent time.”
“We were very young… Everyone knew about Priscilla, although he didn’t talk a lot about Priscilla to me, but it was rumored they were going to be married.”
Elvis and Anne’s love story, hidden for decades, adds a captivating layer to the King’s legendary life, showcasing a side that went beyond the glitz and glamour of the stage and screen.