One thing is clear: she never wanted fame. The mysterious blonde with tongue tongue appears a very young Elvis Presley in one of his most iconic images has waited 55 years to get out of their anonymity. Barbara Gray posed casually with the singer in June 1956, when he was 21, and just before he left the stage to perform in front of 3,000 people in Virginia.
Despite the eroticism of the picture, Gray said he had no intention of going beyond that kiss with the singer. "Maybe he felt spark, but I did not even know who he was," he says. "It was a very funny guy. We were running and playing with each other and just behaving as children we were. He chased me down the hall and asked me to accompany him to the program from Steve Allen. But I said no, I going to Philadelphia to see my boyfriend. Thus began his challenge. "