Monday 18 June 2018

Priscilla Presley denies leaving Scientology after 40 years

US actress Priscilla Presley poses with Elvis Presley's Lincoln Continental car during a photocall for the 'Elvis at the O2' exhibition in in London on December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
US actress Priscilla Presley poses with Elvis Presley's Lincoln Continental car during a photocall for the 'Elvis at the O2' exhibition in in London on December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
Actresses Priscilla Presley (L) and Riley Keough attend The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State )
Elvis Presley being fed a mouthful of wedding cake by his bride Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Welsh-born entertainer Tom Jones poses with Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1st July 1971. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The couple: Elvis and Priscilla Presley. The year: 1967
Priscilla Presley poses next to Elvis’s Lincoln Continental (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

A spokesperson for Priscilla Presley has denied she left the Church of Scientology.

The actress reportedly first joined 40 years ago after the death of her husband Elvis and her daughter Lisa Marie left the church in 2014. The 72-year-old denies claims she left the COS which were published in a Sunday newspaper.

Elvis Presley being fed a mouthful of wedding cake by his bride Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Elvis Presley being fed a mouthful of wedding cake by his bride Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Priscilla's granddaughter Riley Keough, an actress, is still a devout follower and back in March, it was reported she was trying to convince her mother to rejoin.

The COS still has dozens of well-known members including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, That '70s Show star Danny Masterson, Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon and The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss.

A number of high profile members have left over the years including actress Katie Holmes, director Paul Haggis and most notably, Leah Remini, who won an Emmy for her docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath.

Priscilla Presley celebrates backstage with her daughter Lisa Marie Presley after Lisa Marie's performance at 3rd & Lindsley during the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference on September 20, 2013 in Nashville, United States. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music Festival)
Priscilla Presley celebrates backstage with her daughter Lisa Marie Presley after Lisa Marie's performance at 3rd & Lindsley during the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference on September 20, 2013 in Nashville, United States. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music Festival)
Actresses Priscilla Presley (L) and Riley Keough attend The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State )
Actresses Priscilla Presley (L) and Riley Keough attend The Humane Society of the United States' to the Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios on May 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for The Humane Society Of The United State )

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