Riley Keough Makes First Red Carpet Appearance After Mother's Passing

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Riley Keough
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After the passing of her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, Riley Keough braved the red carpet for the first time. The 33-year-old actress and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, attended the "Daisy Jones & The Six" premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Keep reading to find out more.

Riley Rocked Her Plunging Dress Effortlessly

Riley Keough
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Keough wore a black Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown with a deep V neckline, a corset-style lace-up back, and a shimmering skirt decorated with glass fringe and bugle beads for the "1970s glam" event, and she looked stunning.

The Theme Of The Premiere Was 70's Glam

The TCL Chinese Theatre was jam-packed with guests who adhered to the '70s glam dress code, and Keough and her co-stars were supported by an Oscar-winning producing team that included Reese Witherspoon.

Why She Didn't Attend The Other Events

Riley Keough
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The actress decided not to attend an event for her upcoming show last week because of her mother's passing and a dispute with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley.

Promoting Her Latest Project

Riley didn't attend the event but made her TikTok debut by promoting the show and sharing a hilarious post with Sam Claflin.

Her First Red Carpet Appearance Since Her Mom's Passing

Keough hasn't appeared on a red carpet since her mother's tragic passing last month, but Thursday's premiere was not the first time she has spoken out about Lisa Marie or the eagerly awaited Prime Video series.

Riley Reveals Who Influenced Her Role

Riley Keough with Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley
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The 33-year-old actress and her co-star, Sam Claflin, sat down with ET's Nischelle Turner ahead of the show's premiere to talk about the show and how Keough's lineage of rock royalty as the granddaughter of Elvis Presley influenced her lead role as Daisy Jones.

An Amazing Experience

"It's pretty amazing. I think we really came from not being able to play anything on a guitar or sing really, to having a full record going out which is like it's crazy to us I think,"

On Taping Into Her Musical Abilities

Elvis Presley
Giphy | Elvis Presley

Keough said of tapping into her musical ability for the show.

 "We had months of jam sessions, so we had months of rehearsals, so we were basically in band practice for, I don't know, a year."

Riley And Claflin's Role In The Movie

Riley and Claflin play Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, the gifted, charismatic, and volatile lead singers of a rock band in 1970s California who soar to fame and then abruptly and uncharacteristically call it quits in the series, which is based on the bestselling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Why She Played The Role

Keough claimed that Daisy Jones & The Six was more about developing her relationship with playing music than carrying on her family's musical tradition.

Acting Is Her Thing

"I certainly wouldn't put that pressure on it. I don't know if there is continuing my grandfather's legacy, it’s own sort of thing to me. But it was a really fun experience for me," she said of making the show."

She remarked about making the show.

Riley Loves Being An Actress

"I'm not a musician -- or I am now I guess. I've been interested in film my whole life and so for me, it was more really loving to get to have a relationship with music in that way."

She's Been Around Music

Riley Keough
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"I've listened to music and my whole family are musicians and I've been around this world a lot and been on tour and all that kind of stuff,"

Her First Time Getting Into Music

"But I'd never really done it myself. So for me, it was more about my personal relationship with getting to play music, which was fun."

She's A New Mom

Last month, Page Six verified that Keough and Smith-Petersen had secretly given birth to a girl.

During Lisa Marie's memorial service at Graceland, the stunt performer made a subtle reference to the shocking revelation while reading a letter written by his spouse.

Her Tribute To Her Mother

“Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” the note read in part.

Lisa Marie Passed Away At 54

Elvis and Priscilla's sole child, Lisa Marie, passed away on January 12 at 54 following a cardiac arrest.

Her Brother Committed Suicide

Along with Riley, Lisa Marie was the mother of Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27, and twin daughters Finley and Harper Lockwood, who are 14 years old.

Riley Tattoo's Her Brother's Name

Lisa Marie and Benjamin Keough
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Riley's "Benjamin Storm" collarbone tattoo—a memorial to her deceased brother—was prominently displayed while she was dressed for the "Daisy Jones" premiere.