Known for her wicked and quick sense of humour, two-time TV Week Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainment icon Denise Drysdale has been entertaining audiences for over five decades.
In 2018 Denise co-hosts her own weekly comedy podcast alongside Jessica Rowe called One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. The popular podcast debuted at #1 on Apple Podcasts.
In January 2018 Australia Post included Denise in a special collection of stamps honouring much loved TV personalities. Also included in the stamp collection are Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Kerri-Anne Kennerly and Molly Meldrum.
Denise is a frequent contributor on Studio 10 (Ten). Denise's other television credits include The Circle (Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC TV), Please Like Me (ABC TV), The Norman Gunston Show (ABC TV), Celebrity Squares (Nine), Young Talent Time (Ten), Countdown (ABC TV), Division Four (Nine), The Ernie Sigley Show (Nine), Homicide(Seven) and Bellbird (ABC TV). Denise also hosted her own midday talk show Denise(Seven).
As an actress, Denise has appeared in a number of movies including The Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot and Blowing Hot and Cold. Denise has also starred on stage in Salad Days, Grease, The Barry Crocker Show, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hello Dolly.
Originally from Victoria, Denise was employed as Melbourne's first television go-go dancer at the age of just 17. Her popularity led to the Australian Government inviting her to perform for troops in Vietnam in 1967. Denise is still actively involved with the Vietnam Veterans Association.
In 1974 Denise became Ernie Sigley's barrel girl on The Ernie Sigley Show, where she was affectionately named Ding Dong.
In 1975 and 1976 Denise won the TV Week Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Female Personality on Australian television. She also won the TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Female Personality in both of those years.