All-time famous moustaches

Since 2003, the month of November has been affectionately referred to as Movember. As the global charity that raises funds for men’s health moves into its 13th year, as inspiration for you to grow your mo, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best moustaches of all time – from Australia and around the world.

But before we do, here’s a brief rundown of what Movember is all about.

Movember raises money to support innovation and breakthroughs in the field of men’s health, in particular, prostate and testicular cancer, and suicide prevention. It also aims to raise awareness and encourage men to take more responsibility for their own health in general. As many of you will know, we blokes are notoriously bad at looking after ourselves, so we need all the help we can get!

Movember began over a couple of beers, as two mates dared each other to grow and maintain a moustache for the month of November. Their friends and families backed them and after a month of inquisition and fun, a cause was decided upon and an awareness raiser was realised.

It’s not just the fellas that can get involved in Movember. There are a few ways that guys and girls can get behind this worthy cause, either by growing a mo, joining the Move program, or by hosting an event to raise money for men’s health.

Okay, so that’s the brief history of Movember. Why not sign up for the cause? Now, to provide some inspiration for your own ‘mo growing’, here are who we think may have sported the most famous – or infamous – moustaches in history.

Best Australian moustaches of all time

Merv Hughes

Mark ‘Chopper’ Read

David Boon

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Max Walker

John Burgess

Ian Turpie

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Michael Caton

Dennis Lillee

Iain Hewitson

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George Negus

The most famous moustaches of all time

Salvador Dali

Charlie Chaplin

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Adolf Hitler

Pancho Villa

Tom Selleck

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Groucho Marx

Sam Elliot

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Albert Einstein

John Waters

Freddie Mercury

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Burt Reynolds

Clark Gable

Yosemite Sam


Do you think we’ve missed anyone? Who would you add to the list?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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