Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures in Ginger Alden’s life; after all, she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a part in that enduring legacy—as Elvis Presley’s fiancée and his last great love. For more than three decades Ginger has held the truth of their relationship close to her heart. Now she shares her unique story.
In her own words, Ginger details their whirlwind romance—from first kiss to his stunning proposal of marriage. And for the very first time, she talks about the devastating end of it all and the fifty thousand mourners and reporters who descended on Graceland in 1977, exposing Ginger to the reality of living in the spotlight of a short yet immortal life.
Above it all, Ginger rescues Elvis from the hearsay, rumors, and tabloid speculations of his final year by shedding a frank yet personal light on a very public legend. From a unique and intimate perspective, she reveals the man—complicated, romantic, fallible, and human—behind the myth, a superstar worshipped by millions and loved by Ginger Alden.
Ginger Alden is an actress and model known for her role on the daytime soap opera Capitol. She was also featured on the television shows Hollywood Beat and Life Goes On. A spokeswoman for the Claridge Hotel and Casino, Alden also starred in more than a hundred television commercials, and had a successful modeling career for products such as Clairol, Vidal Sassoon, Maybelline, Aziza, Avon, and Virginia Slims. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband and son.