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Elvis Presley left quite the legacy. The rock ‘n’ roll superstar died in 1977, but he left behind music that would never be forgotten and a family that still bears his resemblance. Yup, Elvis’s granddaughter is all grown up and looks a lot like her grandfather.
Now in her 30s, Riley Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, who was 9 years old when her father, Elvis, died. Lisa Marie (whose mom was Priscilla Presley) went on to have a successful career as an actor and musician. And now it’s time for her daughter to have a turn in the spotlight.
Keough (whose dad is musician Danny Keough) appeared on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in 2017, and that’s when it became apparent that the world had an Elvis-lookalike on its hands.
She had been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her role in “The Girlfriend Experience.” She may not have won the award, but she did win the attention of Elvis fans everywhere. Because even though Keough never met her grandfather, she certainly sees a piece of him every time she looks in the mirror.
It’s hard to point out just one feature that makes her nearly a dead ringer for her late grandfather. Just as Lisa Marie was her father’s mini-me, Keough also has those eyes, that nose, those lips and those cheekbones.
Here’s that hunky Elvis:
Here’s Lisa Marie:
And again, Keough:
See the family resemblance? There’s no denying the Presley that’s present in her DNA.
Riley Keough’s brother, Benjamin Keough, also inherited some of their famous grandfather’s looks. Here’s a photo from a 75th birthday celebration for Elvis in January 2010 where Riley Keough appeared with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley, along with Lisa Marie Presley and Benjamin Keough.
Riley Keough’s parents divorced in 1994, and she grew up in Santa Monica. She has been married to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen since 2015.
In 2021, she earned praise for her performance in the well-reviewed indie feature, “Zola.”
For Elvis fans, it’s nice to see that his legacy lives on through his music and his family. Because the all-grown-up Keough definitely makes one thing very clear — a small piece of him is still alive and well.