Does your moustache help you win and earn a fame- Here are the 10 Australians who boost of their most Iconic Moustaches


This is for men only- Moustaches make men is the old saying and it is true. There have been studies done that say men with mustaches “are perceived to be more attractive, industrious, creative, masculine, dominant, and mature. There are World Moustache championships and Movember month to celebrate the masculinity of men. Also good news for men – as a study also revealed that 80% of women like men who have moustaches as they look damn hot and are more attractive. Well moustaches can win you a jackpot and earn a fame. It is true because a man with moustache seems more confident and appealing. Here are the 10 Australians who boost of their most iconic moustaches and have really won the hearts of people with their name and fame.

1. John Burgess

John Burgess

John Burgess is an Australian television and radio personality and host, often referred to as “Burgo” and “Baby John Burgess”. He is best known for his hosting duties on Wheel of Fortune on the Seven Network, from 1984 to 1996. He later hosted Burgo’s Catch Phrase, shown on the Nine Network.

Also he hosted teenage show “Turning On” on HSV7 in the 1970s. This show featured many bands including “Zoot” and Gillian Fitzgerald was one of the main dancers and included Judy Moody and Christine Kelson.

He also hosted the Australian game show Pass the Buck, shown in 2002 on the Nine Network. John Burgess joined the cast of Balls of Steel Australia on The Comedy Channel in 2012. On 25 September 2006 he started as breakfast show announcer for easy listening radio station 3MP in Melbourne.

On 12 December 2011 he took over from Johnny Young at 6IX Perth, departing the station in December 2015. Burgess is expected to return to 6iX in a new timeslot from 22 April 2017.

2. Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Nicholas Edward “Nick” Cave is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Referred to as rock music’s “Prince of Darkness”, Cave’s music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.

3. Merv Hughes

Merv Hughes

Merv Hughes is a big-hearted fast bowler who ultimately made a major contribution to Australia’s fortunes. A crowd favourite, he was a lively character armed with an imposing run-up and delivery action, a classic fast bowlers’ glare down the pitch, a mischievous sense of humour and a moustache of incredible proportions. While his antics sometimes overshadowed his bowling, Hughes gave every ounce of effort to his country, and helped it to re-climb the ranks of Test cricket. Hughes made a comparatively modest entrance in the mid-1980s, but his value came to the fore against West Indies in 1988-89, when he lost pace partner Geoff Lawson to a broken jaw in the second Test. Hughes gained a hat-trick in that match, but his performance – 13 for 217 off 73.1 overs – illustrated his ability to combine the roles of spearhead and stock bowler.

4. Dennis Lillee

Dennis Lillee

Dennis Keith Lillee, is a former Australian cricketer rated as the “outstanding fast bowler of his generation”. Lillee was known for his fiery temperament, ‘never-say-die’ attitude and popularity with the fans.

In the early part of his career Lillee was an extremely quick bowler, but a number of stress fractures in his back almost ended his career. Taking on a strict fitness regime, he fought his way back to full fitness, eventually returning to international cricket. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in 1984 he had become the then world record holder for most Test wickets (355), and had firmly established himself as one of the most recognisable and renowned Australian sportsmen of all time.

5. David Boon

David Boon

David Clarence Boon, nicknamed Boonie, is a former Australian cricketer whose international playing career spanned the years 1984–1996. A right-handed batsman and a very occasional off-spin bowler, he played First-class cricket for both his home state Tasmania and English county side Durham.

Known for his portly figure and distinctive moustache, Boon scored more than 7,000 runs at Test level, and made more than 100 appearances for both the Test and One Day International Australian side. After leaving the international game he went to England to captain Durham before retiring to become a national selector.

6. Iain Hewitson

Iain Hewitson

Iain “Huey” Hewitson  is a New Zealand-born chef and author who moved to Australia in 1972. He has a history as restaurateur in Melbourne, but is best known for his television involvement with Network Ten. He was also the face of supermarket chain BI-LO (Australia). Between 1991 and 1999 Hewitson appeared on the Ten lifestyle show Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. Ensuing programs with his participation include Huey’s TV Dinner and Never Trust a Skinny Cook. He has been the host of Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Huey’s Kitchen.

7. George Negus

George Negus

George Edward Negus  is an Australian author, journalist and television presenter specialising in international affairs. He most recently presented 6:30 with George Negus on Network Ten. He remains a director of his own media consulting company, Negus Media International. Negus has also written several books, including one based on his time in Italy, and co-wrote a six-part series of children’s books with Kirsty Cockburn, his partner, in the early 1990s. His latest book is “The World from DownUnder — A Chat with Recent History” and published by Harper Collins Australia. Negus became a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day honours.

8. Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell

Mark Mitchell’s best known character is Con Dickaletus aka ‘Con the Fruiterer’ whom he created after being served by two Greek Australian stall holders at Glenferrie Markets in 1984. The character became known nationally from regular appearances in The Comedy Company, for which he also created the character of Con’s wife, Marika. According to Comedy Company writer Ian McFadyen, “Con the Fruiterer was an attempt to represent that whole immigrant subculture which until recently has been totally ignored except as a stereotype token wog”.

Con’s catchphrases “coupla days”, “bewdiful” and “doesn’t madda” entered the Australian vernacular. In August 1989, then Prime Minister Bob Hawke appeared in a The Comedy Company sketch with Mitchell on the premise of presenting Con with Australian citizenship. In reply to Con’s question as to when Hawke was going to fix up the country, Hawke took great delight in responding “a coupla days”.[4]

Con’s Bewdiful Australia: A Guide to the Second-Best Country in the World was published by Penguin Books in 1989. Although written by Mitchell, authorship was credited to ‘Con Dikaletis’. A condensed version of the book, read by Mitchell as Con, was released on audio cassette. A spinoff series Con’s Bewdiful Holiday Videos was screened on the Ten Network in 1997. Con also fronted a campaign urging Australians to eat more fruit in 2010.

9. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Michael Jackman  is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in a variety of film genres. He is known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his lead roles in films such as the romantic-comedy fantasy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action-horror film Van Helsing (2004), the magic-themed drama The Prestige (2006), the epic fantasy drama The Fountain (2006), the epic historical romantic drama Australia (2008), the film version of Les Misérables (2012), and the thriller Prisoners (2013). His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy in 2013.

In Broadway theatre, Jackman won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. A four-time host of the Tony Awards themselves, he won an Emmy Award for one of these appearances. Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.

10. Geoffrey Roy Rush

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush  is an Australian actor and film producer. Rush is the youngest amongst the few people who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting”: the Academy Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the Tony Award. He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rush is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year. He is also the first actor to win the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for a single performance in film for his performance in Shine (1996).

So moustaches did played a role in all of these famous people and help them earn a name in the world.

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