Denise Drysdale

Known for her wicked and quick sense of humour, two-time Gold Logie winner and Australian entertainment icon Denise Drysdale has been entertaining audiences for over five decades.

Denise is a frequent contributor to Network Ten’s Studio 10. Her other television credits include Network Ten’s The Circle, Young Talent Time, ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks, The Norman Gunston Show, and Countdown, Nine Network’s Celebrity Squares, Division Four, The Ernie Sigley Show, and her own daily talk show, Denise (Seven Network).

As an actress, Denise has appeared in ABC TV’s Please Like and in a number of movies including The Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot and Blowing Hot and Cold. Denise has also starred on stage she recently payed alongside Mark Mitchell in GFO’s production of Saturday Night Fever. Previously she has appeared in productions of Salad Days, Grease, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hello Dolly.

In 2018 Denise joined her best friend Jessica Rowe to co host a comedy Podcast called One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. The popular podcast series debuted at #1 on Apple Podcasts.

That same year Australia Post included Denise in a special collection of stamps honouring Australian personalities considered to be TV Legends. Also included in the stamp collection are Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Kerri-Anne Kennerly and Molly Meldrum.

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.