Elvis Presley was one of the most infamous and well-known celebrities during his fame. Similarly, Mary Tyler Moore had gained significant fame after roles in “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
While Elvis Presley had a reputation with women, Moore likes to point out she was never a part of that equation.
Mary Tyler Moore and Elvis Presley
According to an interview with Ability Magazine, Presley would boast the fact that he slept with many of the leading ladies in the films he made.
The two starred in the 1969 film, “Change of Habit” together. It was Presley’s 31st acting role, but it was also his very last. She made it clear she was not a part of that statistic Presley talked about regarding women.
“I was his last leading lady. And it was funny because not that many years after the film was finished, he was quoted as saying, ‘I’ve slept with every one of my leading ladies except one.’ I don’t want to bust anyone’s cover, but I know who the one is,” Moore said.
The film the two starred in is about three Catholic nuns who are preparing for their final vows. Meanwhile, they are sent to an inner-city neighborhood to work as missionaries for a young doctor. Things become complicated when the doctor falls in love with one of the nuns.
While they fell in love in the film as a doctor and a nun, none of that romance translated over to real life.
However, Elvis had admitted to Mary Tyler Moore that he had a crush on her.
“He confessed right from the start that he’d had a crush on me since ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’ He was so shy about it he was literally kicking at the dirt below him as he talked. He had a tendency, even though I was younger … to call me ‘ma’am’ out of respect: ‘Yes ma’am. Be right there, ma’am,'” Moore said in a 1969 article in Coronet Magazine.
Elvis Presley and Women
They had a lot of mutual respect for each other. Mary Tyler Moore also talked about how there was an element of “camaraderie” on set due to long filming hours. He was always professional and worked hard on set.
Elvis Presley has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to women. Specifically, he was known for going after women much younger than him (often underage). According to Vice, after Priscilla Presley gave birth to their child, he refused to have sex with her. Both were unfaithful in their complicated marriage before eventually getting divorced. His fiancée at the time of his death, Ginger Alden, talked about the abuse she went through in her memoir, “Elvis & Ginger.”
He also dated several actresses like Peggy Lipton, Ann-Margret Olsson, and Rita Moreno.