DAME EDNA EVERAGE is one of Australia’s best known performers. A comedienne and entertainer, she has had regular TV shows and has performed on stage in Australia and England. Dame Edna has interviewed such famous people as Charlton Heston, Barry Manilow, Jane Fonda, Sean Connery and many, many more.
In the 1970s the then Prime Minister of Australia, Cough Whitlam, awarded her the title of ’Dame’; a high British honour. Her motto is ’I’m sorry, but I care’. She is a flambouyant dresser, wearing elaborate evening gowns and outlandish glasses. Her trade- mark is a hunch of those famous flowers, Gladioli which she tosses in to the audience.
The funny thing about Dame Edna is that she is really a man, the lesser known comedian and performer, Barry Humphries.