Shirley Dieu was a friend to Elvis Presley from August 1974 until his death in August 1977. She was the girlfriend of Joe Esposito, Elvis’s road manager, and, as a Memphis Mafia Princess, she toured with Elvis, Joe, and the Presley entourage in the early 1970s. She and Joe have remained close since the day they first met in 1974.
Shirley also modeled in the early ’70s and was an actress in a number of national television commercials. She also had a recurring role on the popular television series, Fantasy Island.
For 13 years, Shirley worked as executive producer for a New York /Los Angeles-based production company. She cast talent and produced several television commercials for Faberge, Ivory Soap, and Ford Motor Company, then opened her own talent agency, where she represented over 400 actors.
Today Shirley owns her own car brokerage company called The Lease Factor in Beverly Hills, California. She commutes back and forth between Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, Nevada, where she resides in the same community as her friend, Joe Esposito.