In order to stand her ground, she would date other famous men in order to make him jealous, including future Oscar-winner Dennis Hopper.
She tells a story about how a man that she didn't know made aggressive eyes at her while his 'regal' wife sat beside him, only to later learn it was then-Senator John F. 'My dates...nearly always concluded in a tender tussle on my living-room floor, with Elvis’ pelvis in that famous gyration straining against his taut trousers.
'To say that he was a great lover — sensual, generous, delightfully inventive — would be gravely understating what he did not only to my body, but for my soul.
Every aspect of being with Marlon was thrilling, because he was more engaged in the world than anyone else I’d ever known,' she wrote.
In 2005, Brando pleaded no contest to spousal abuse of his then wife Deborah and was given probation. Christian Brando was named after his father's longtime friend French film director Christian Marquand who later directed Marlon in the film Candy (1968).
Christian was born in Los Angeles, California on May 11, 1958, the product of an affair between Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi, an Anglo-Indian actress from Wales.
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It was the sort of rush that inspires poetry and songs,' she writes in her new memoir.
She is still working today at the age of 81-years-old, most recently appearing in the television series Happily Divorced.
A tug of war has broken out over the body of Marlon Brando's troubled son, Christian, as family members feud and hurl conspiracy theories.
"I believe there were suspicious activities surrounding his death," asserts Deborah, whose claim to be Elvis' daughter was rejected by a judge in 1988.
A coroner's office spokesman said the autopsy was requested "based on [Christian's] past drug history." But some skeptics hint darkly that the executors of the Brando estate could have wanted to keep Christian from challenging their decision to allow one of Marlon's Tahitian islands to be turned into a resort.