|Born||Elsa Cárdenas Renteria
3 August 1935
|Other names||Elsa Cardenas, Elsie Cardenas|
Elsa Cárdenas (born 3 August 1935) is a Mexican actress. She has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows since 1954. She starred in the film Happiness, which was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival. She acted alongside many stars, including Elvis Presley in Fun in Acapulco and James Dean in Giant.
She claims to have had a love affair with Elvis Presley during the filming of Fun in Acapulco. Elsa dated actor and director Budd Boetticher from 1962-1964. Some claim that they were married briefly, while others claim they were engaged at one point, but Elsa broke it off. She later married Guy Patton.
- Happiness (1956)
- Giant (1956)
- The Brave One (1956)
- Fun in Acapulco (1963)
- Of Love and Desire (1963)
- Casa de Mujeres (1966)
- The Wild Bunch (1969)
- "IMDB.com: Awards for Happiness". imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- Valdez, Maria G. "Elsa Cardenas, Elvis Presley Romance: Mexican Actress Reveals Past Love Affair While Shooting ‘Fun In Acapulco’". Latin Times. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Elsa Cárdenas (actress)". Omnilexica. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
- "Elsa Cardenas (actress)". Spokeo. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
- "Guy Preston Patton & Elsa Cardenas". Retrieved 17 April 2014.
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