In the course of her longrunning showbiz career, Ann-Margret has had very few relationships, at least by Hollywood standards. The most notable among her romantic involvements was with the late music icon Elvis Presley. The two got together after starring opposite each other in the 1964 musical film Viva Las Vegas. Their on-screen chemistry in the movie morphed into a one-year long on-and-off relationship and a lifelong friendship of trust and respect.
Being at the peak of their respective careers at the time, Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley were a picture-perfect Hollywood couple, however, they didn’t make it all the way to the altar. Insider reports have it that Presley believed in the traditional role of women being homemakers and there seemed to be no possible way he could ‘mold’ the career-oriented Ann-Margret into his ‘ideal woman’.
A few years after their split, the two got married to their eventual spouses, Ann-Margret to Roger Smith and Elvis Presley to Priscilla Presley. As revealed in Margret’s 1994 memoir Ann-Margret: My Story, Elvis Presley continued to profess love for her even until his tragic death in 1977.