In the lead up to Movember we countdown the top five Mo’s of all time. Here are the game changers, the ‘taches that rocked the very foundations of manhood.
5. WALTER CRONKITE
When the CBS anchor read the news to millions of Americans each night, many found it difficult to concentrate on the events of the day, distracted by his subtle yet commanding moustache. Not long enough to overwhelm his face but oddly manicured, the little mo has become as famous as the man.
Groucho Marx’s discerning nose, eyebrows and moustache are still sold in dress up shops around the world today. Known for his sharp wit, innuendo-laden banter and trademark exaggerated walk as well as being the third sibling of the legendary Marx Brothers, Groucho and his mo’ have solidified their place in American entertainment history.
3. CHARLIE CHAPLIN
Cited as the moustache Hitler copied, Charlie Chaplin incorporated the small rectangular mo’ popular at the time into the ‘Little Tramp’ costume which came to define him. Chaplin didn’t wear the moustache in daily life, but added it for comic effect. He embraced his likeness to Hilter by starring in two parodies of the dictator.
2. TOM SELLECK
The original Magnum P.I., Tom Selleck reigned over prime time TV in the ’80s and ’90s. Tall, dark and hairy, with a moustache that defined a generation, men wanted to be him and women wanted to be with him.
1. SALVADOR DALI
With a Moustache as eccentric as his art, Salvador Dali really did let his creativity shine through in all aspects of his life. Never one to follow the crowd, Dali pioneered the conceptual art movement of Surrealism. He had a penchant for the absurd and the grandiose, whether he was gazing deep into the subconscious mind or into the bathroom mirror.
Movember runs throughout November each year with the aim of raising awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression. To get involved or to donate visit au.movember.com