Dame Edna Everage entertains a studio jam-packed with Australian celebrities in 1986.
Two of Barry Humphries' alter egos – Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson – star in the 1987 film Les Patterson Saves the World (George T Miller, Australia).
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (Bruce Beresford, Australia, 1974) – the sequel to The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (Bruce Beresford, Australia, 1972) – is perhaps most famous for on
This is an excerpt of a radio broadcast on the day Dame Edna Everage cheerfully took over the airwaves on Dean Banks' morning show on station 2CC on 23 February 1984.
One of the reasons behind Dame Edna Everage's success as a character is her rich backstory, created by Barry Humphries.
Dame Edna sings a cover of the very recognisable theme song from Neighbours, the long-running Australian television soap opera (1985–current). The song was written by Tony Hatch with lyric
Sir Leslie Colin 'Les' Patterson is another of Barry Humphries' fictional characters designed to make Australians squirm with their portrayal of national stereotypes.
Dame Edna speaks to Mike Walsh from London, showing him and the viewers her Sydney Opera House and Queensland pineapple-inspired spectacles for her upcoming tour of Australia.
Dame Edna loves the camera and enjoys engaging with an audience. This photo is a great example of her unfailingly welcoming – and somewhat unnerving – gaze.
This compilation of Dame Edna Everage's most dramatic entrances, alongside some of her work, shows how she uses satire to play with the idea of celebrity whilst at the same time claiming the status