Priscilla Presley opens up about spending teenage years with Elvis, says he never saw her without makeup

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Priscilla Presley says her teenage years were "stolen" by her life with Elvis Presley.

The actress, now 71 years old, opened up about the difficulties of being married to the musical icon on ITV's Loose Women on Wednesday, admitting that he never once saw her without make-up.

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"Some can't have the truth," she said. "I always had a little bit of make-up. He never wanted to see me getting dressed, he wanted to see the end result."

Priscilla, who began her relationship with Elvis at age 14 and married him at age 21, confessed that he would even pick out her clothes and go shopping with her. "I realized that I don't know who I am," she shared.

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1st May 1967: American rock musician Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) and his wife, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, hugging each other on their wedding day, Las Vegas, Nevada. Priscilla wears her bridal gown and veil, and Elvis wears a shiny paisley jacket. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Elvis and Priscilla Presley cut their wedding cake after exchanging nuptials in the Aladdin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas in this 1967 photo. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau)
Singer Elvis Presley and his bride, the former Priscilla Beaulieu, are shown at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., after their wedding on May 1, 1967. Presley, 32, and Beaulieu, 21, both from Memphis, Tenn., met while he was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army. (AP Photo)
Singer Elvis Presley and Priscilla Ann Beaulieu are shown being married in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 1, 1967 by Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff. It was the first marriage for both Elvis and Priscilla. (AP Photo)
Singer Elvis Presley gives his new bride, the former Priscilla Beaulieu, a kiss for photographers just after their wedding May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas. Presley, 32, and Miss Beaulieu, 21, met while he was stationed in Germany with the Army. It is the first wedding for each. They plan to live in Memphis, the hometown of both. (AP Photo)
Elvis Presley poses with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie, in a room at Baptist hospital in Memphis, Tenn., February 05, 1968. (AP Photo)
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“Fred”, the celebrated cocatoo who was one the stars of the old “ Baretta” television series, gives a kiss to Priscilla Presley, former wife of late singer Elvis Presley and a co-star of ABC’s “those amazing animals” series’ during break in auditions for the show at Universal studios in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 12, 1981. Hundreds of people and pets turned out for the auditions of animals for a possible appearance on the show. (AP Photo/Saxon Reed)
Head and Shoulder shots of Priscilla Presley former wife of Elvis Presley smiling October 17 1979. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
In this photo taken Thursday, May 10, 2012, singer Lisa Marie Presley poses for a photo in West Hollywood, Calif. The only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie started writing music again after moving to Kent, southeast of London, several years ago. This led to her third album, "Storm and Grace," produced by T Bone Burnett with a slow-rolling, swampy but warm Americana sound. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Priscilla Presley stands in the "60 years of Elvis" exhibit inside an annex at Graceland on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The exhibit, which opens Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 features jump suits worn by Presley, an organ played in his California home, a copy of the original “That’s All Right” record and other miscellaneous Elvis items. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)
Priscilla Presley poses for a portrait between interviews on Elvis Presley's 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Outside an airport terminal building, fifteen-year-old American Priscilla Beaulieu stands amid a group of fans as she says goodbye to her then-boyfriend (and future husband) the soon-to-be-discharged US Army Sergeant (and popular singer) Elvis Presley, Friedberg, Germany, March 2, 1960. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - CIRCA 1965: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley poses for a portrait holding her little poodle circa 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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"I didn't have my teenage years as a normal girl, obviously, so I had to adapt. So I just kind of followed what he did," she explained. "I mean, you lived his life. You honestly didn't have your own life... So you really kind of lost yourself."

"The times when he was touring, I would go to dance class," Priscilla described of how she started to form her own identity. "I started realizing that women have their own life."

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Priscilla was 27 years old when she and Elvis divorced, though she says they still remained close.

"I did not divorce him because I didn't love him. He was the love of my life, but I had to find out about the world," she admitted, noting that they left the courthouse holding hands.

Watch Priscilla's interview below:

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ET sat down with Priscilla last month at Graceland's Guest House, where she spoke more about Elvis and revealed a side to him that fans didn't often get to see.

"Elvis was extremely sensitive," she shared. "You know, you see him singing on stage and he has so much charisma, so much power. He was like a wild tiger coming out of a cage on stage... oh my gosh, to see him perform it was an experience. But Elvis on the side was a very sensitive and very caring human being, and he cared a lot about people."

"The vulnerability, the sensitivity, the generosity, he was just so complete as a human being," she added.

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