Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, made us do a double-take after she posted her recent Instagram snap. On Sunday, the 32-year-old posted a stunning photo that shows off her family’s good genes. Although she only posted heart emojis in the caption, she had fans buzzing, considering she looks exactly like her mother and Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie. Many of her followers took to the comments sections to give her compliments like “gorgeous” and “beautiful.”
However, Keough is proving she’s more than just a pretty face. In fact, the California native is carving out her own legacy as an actress. In the past, Keough has received critical acclaim for her stunning performances in a variety of films. Yet, her latest performance in Janicza Bravo’s new film Zola is being raved by critics.
In the film, which also found inspiration from A’Ziah “Zola” King’s 148-tweet thread, Keough stars as an exotic dancer named Stefani who befriends Zola, played by Taylour Paige. Together, the two embark on a road trip to Florida that quickly goes sour. Yet, the film is a sympathetic display of humanizing people that society tends to shame.
Riley Keough Creates Own Legacy as Actress
“I’m very empathetic. Something I practice in life is finding humanity and empathy for everybody,” Keough said in a recent interview. “What’s amazing about acting and movies is that you get to spend time with people who you would normally judge. Or even hate. But then you might have moments of empathy while watching them. So it’s a really fun exercise in humanity, and I think film is an amazing way to explore that.”
Although her fans are eager to see Keough in the upcoming film, she’s also making strides similar to her grandfather. Keough is known for her roles in films such as Logan Lucky and Mad Max: Fury Road, yet one of her latest projects also showcases her musical creativity.
Additionally, Keough joined country singer Orville Peck on a cover of the popular Lady Gaga song, “Born This Way.” They worked on the track for the 10th anniversary of her iconic album of the same name.
In May, Lady Gaga announced the collaboration, using it as a way for “representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.” The re-release of the album dropped on June 18.
Peck shared his excitement on his Instagram. “My official country road cover of ‘Born This Way’ for the 10th-anniversary edition of Born This Way Reimagined is out now!”I am so honored and excited to be a part of the iconic legacy of this song and album. Thank you Lady Gaga for askin me and Happy Pride y’all.”