Who is Linda Thompson, and How Did She Become “The Ex” to Elvis, Bruce Jenner, and David Foster?

The Girl From Memphis

Born on May 23rd, 1950, Linda Diane Thompson grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. She comes from a low-income family, but they kept their Southern Baptist faith. As she was growing up, people around her noticed her beauty, and it didn’t take long for high-profile celebrities to notice her, too. She might have led a simple life at first…

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson, 1969. Photo By Ray Stevenson/Shutterstock

But she would always get comments about her looks and how stunning she was. In high school, she won the title of Homecoming Queen, but that was just the beginning of all the crowns she would wear in her life. Thompson’s looks got her some pretty special opportunities. She won Miss Liberty Bowl, Miss Tennessee, Miss Shelby County, to name a few.