7.12.2012

Riley Keough

While watching Magic Mike a few weeks ago my sister and I kept commenting on the girl with the pink and blue hair, wondering who she was and saying she looked familiar. You know the girl - she partied with The Kid and carried around a piglet. We stuck around for the credits to find out who she was. Duh! It was Riley Keough. 


Does she look familiar? She was world famous the day she was born. Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough welcomed their daughter Danielle Riley Keough on May 29, 1989. That’s right, she’s the granddaughter of Elvis. Check out her first cover:

Wow. They really didn't photoshop back then.

She started modeling for Ralph Lauren at age 12, had her runway debut at 14 for Dolce & Gabbana, and that same year she posed with her mom and grandma for the cover of Vogue.


She became a face of Dior at 15.


She got lots of editorial work.


And now she’s an actress. Her first role was Marie Currie (Dakota Fanning’s little sister) in The Runaways. Jack and Diane premiered at Tribeca a few months ago. She plays Jack opposite Juno Temple and Kylie Minogue. Riley described the film as "a little story about two girls in love in New York," but really, it’s a horror movie about lesbian werewolves. Of course there was Magic Mike where she played Nora, the siren who led The Kid down the path to self-destruction. She met and started dating Alex Pettyfer on the set of that movie and now they are rumored to be engaged. Later this summer she plays the patient of Orlando Bloom in The Good Doctor. While she's being treated for a kidney infection, he falls in love with her and tampers with her medication to keep her in the hospital.


Later this year she’ll be in Yellow with Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta and Kiss of the Damned opposite (one of my boyfriends) Milo Ventimiglia. She’s currently filming Mad Max: Fury Road with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. She’s also in talks to star in a remake of the critically acclaimed Mexican horror movie We Are What We Are about a family of cannibals.

I like her. I hope she does well.


5 comments:

Rita said...

great article! i love the matching of the photos! but there is a mistake...she never worked for victoria secret, that model is caroline trentini...not riley!
btw milo ventimiglia is one of my boyfriends too!! lol

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I was so scared that she was going to hurt that cute little piggy in the movie lol.

I heard she's engaged to Alex Pettyfer and isn't she the same one who moved that singer Ryan Cabrerra in when they were engaged?

Jen said...

She looks so much like her mom. I think she's gorgeous!

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

Daaaannng, girlfriend is on fire!

hotpants™ said...

I'm so glad you pointed it out to me. I never would have realized who it was. So excited to see her in more films!