Life hasn’t always been easy for Dame Edna Everage. The Moonee Ponds native had to overcome the loss of her first child to a rogue koala and the restrictions of her...Read More
Life hasn’t always been easy for Dame Edna Everage. The Moonee Ponds native had to overcome the loss of her first child to a rogue koala and the restrictions of her suburban housewife status in order to become the megastar that we know and love today.
Dame Edna became a household name after the success of her Housewife, Superstar (1976) live show and she went on to appear in many more highly praised Edna-centric shows. An exceptional philanthropist, Edna hosted television specials such as An Audience with Dame Edna (1980) and even her own talk show The Edna Experience (1987) where she donated her time to chat with celebrities less successful than herself. She went on to tour in America and appeared on Broadway. Naturally she won a Tony.
After her successful touring stint in the US Dame Edna went on to guest in a number of episodes of legal comedy Ally McBeal (2001-2002) and later featured in the cinematic remake of Nicholas Nickleby (2002). She has also been a guest on a number of chat shows including Parkinson, The Graham Norton Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
In addition to her successful career on screen Dame Edna has written a number of books including, most importantly, her autobiography My Gorgeous Life (1989).
Dame Edna is a fictional character created and portrayed by Barry Humphries.Read Less
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