TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Priscilla Presley

Victim of Phony

Cosmetic Doc

3/25/2008 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Priscilla Presley is the victim of a botched cosmetic procedure. What's worse -- it was at the hands of a gigolo who was sent to prison for perpetrating an injectable scam on Hollywood's elite.

Priscilla Pressley, Dr. Serrano
Priscilla, whose face looks ... strange on "Dancing with the Stars," went to Dr. Daniel Serrano around 2003. Serrano was a good-looking doc from Argentina who hooked into Hollywood's social A-list and started giving them what he claimed were miracle injections that worked better than Botox.

In fact, Serrano was injecting industrial, low-grade silicone similar to what's used to lubricate auto parts in Argentina into the faces of these women. Several women, including Shawn King, Larry's wife, and Diane Richie, Lionel's wife at the time, held injection parties in their homes, with Serrano needling them with the non-FDA approved drug that he had smuggled in to the U.S. Shawn King has said the injections created a lump in her lip that made it difficult to speak and drink liquids. Serrano charged between $300 and $500 a pop.

But wait, it gets worse. Serrano wasn't even a licensed doc in the U.S. The injections caused lumps, paralysis and holes in the faces of some of the women (and some men) he injected.

Serrano, who was nicknamed Dr. Jiffy Lube, was indicted by the Feds for smuggling drugs, and the conspiracy and use of unapproved drugs. He was convicted, and last week he was released and is currently being investigated by federal immigration officials and could be deported.

BTW, Diane Richie was also indicted as an accomplice. She pled out and was placed on probation.

As for Priscilla -- who had no idea she was being injected with silicone -- we're told she's undergoing corrective work.
The Plastics -- click to launch

245 COMMENTS

No Avatar
121.

Maizie    

Very few celebrities have successful plastic surgeries. most end up looking like monsters. Hollywood is starting to look like the set of some horror film. I would think after looking over their shoulders and seeing all the freak like faces around them they would think twice about going under the knife. I just don't get it?

2370 days ago
122.

Mr. Hat    

#63 Lisa L.

It's a shame people like you are allowed to vote.
I'm sure Obama appreciates the support of someone
who votes according to someon's looks.

2370 days ago
123.

Mr. Hat    

NEVER NEVER compare Paul McCartney to the talentless Pelvis.

2370 days ago
124.

DeeDee    

She looks like LInda Carter.

2370 days ago
125.

Mr. Hat    

She's not Elvis' widow. She's his ex-wife. Not that it makes a difference.
She's still ugly.

2370 days ago
126.

Allred Tree    

It looks like she may have false teeth! Why these stuuupid women do this is beyond comprehension. Just proves that money does not buy brains. In a few years, I agree with predictions of major health problems a/c these injections, ie. ALZHEIMERS'S!

2370 days ago
127.

MOM    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA DUMB ASSES

2370 days ago
128.

BAllens    

You're right, she was so pretty. But it looks to me like way more than weird silicone injections. It looks like she's had some sort of cheek implants besides and her face doesn't move at all. I think she's very courageous to go on this show, knowing everyone will be wondering what on earth happened to her. Let's hope she's got a great doctor helping with the reconstruction!

2370 days ago
129.

Cynic    

Diane Richie PLEADED out, because there's no such word as "pled".

And before you argue that some dictionaries have "pled" in them, it is a sad fact that just about any made-up excuse for a word these days can get into a dictionary. "Ain't" is in the dictionary, but no one could claim that it's correct.

"But "lead" becomes "led" and "bleed" becomes "bled", so "plead" becomes "pled", right?"

Nope.

Lead, blead, read, and flee are Anglo-Saxonisms. They were declined according to rather chaotic old German rules.
William the Conqueror came along in 1066 and reformed the English grammar. One of his laws specifically stated that the old German rules did not apply to new words entering the language after 1066, because a new Latin-based system was put into place. Instead of changing the stems of verbs to indicate a past tense, as German does, endings would be applied as they are in Latin. The old Anglo-Saxon words could keep their old forms, but new words had to have the new form.

"Plead" is not Anglo-Saxon. It's from Old French. It entered the English language after 1066, when the new rules were in effect. Plead has only one correct past tense, "pleaded". "Pled" is not only wrong, it's technically illegal.

Yes, too many people working in the media or the legal field think "pled" is a word. Law majors are not English majors. They are used to dealing with so many archaic terms that they probably don't think to question the use of "pled". But that doesn't make it correct. It's "pleaded", people. The past participle is the same as the simple past.

2370 days ago
130.

Rick    

I would like to think that with HER money she would not surge out somebody so unknown and from another country.
Why could she not stick with an well established Hopllywood Doctor and pay her money?
She has a very stiff and embalmed look on TV and it shows that she got streched to much. The eyes have the stare look.
Priscilla you where beautifull before , age and all, why do you go to sheister's with your money?

2370 days ago
131.

Bella    

Her face looks like plastic.

2370 days ago
132.

gary    

That's no doctor, that's Perry Farrell

2370 days ago
133.

Ben    

When did Wilford Brimley start wearing makeup? That is him, isn't it?...heh

2370 days ago
134.

Scottie    

I agree with #106 there’s nothing wrong with plastic surgery when done in moderation and with common sense. So true, women in the US are placed under obscene scrutiny to stay young and beautiful even when they have matured, aged and wrinkled. And it looks like it's mostly the rich and pampered that can afford to indulge in w-a-a-a-a-y too much plastic surgery and botox to the point of freakdom like a Joan Rivers, a Cher, or a Pricilla Presley.

2370 days ago
135.

kd    

she's looked like a freak for the last few years. ugh. what a shame, she was a beautiful woman. note to self, "there is NO MAGIC PILL for anti-aging", what happened to aging gracefully????
i undertand the pressures of hollywood, what about some botox, even a life, but when u are well into your 40's and 50's and start trying to look 20, that's when things go sideways...can u say, JOAN RIVERS?!?!?! ugh.

2370 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web