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.
Denise currently co-hosts Network Ten’s morning program Studio 10 alongside Sarah Harris, Jessica Rowe,
Joe Hildebrand and lta Buttrose.
Denise’s other television credits include The Circle, Spicks and Specks, Please Like Me, The NormanGunston Show, Celebrity Squares, Young Talent Time, Countdown, Division Four, The Ernie Sigley Show, Homicide and Bellbird.
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, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hello Dolly.
Originally from Victoria, Denise was employed as Melbourne’s ﬁrst television go-go dancer at the age ofjust 17. Her popularity led to the Australian Government inviting her to perform for the 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.
In 2018 Australia Post paid tribute to Denise by releasing her very own postage stamp as part of their Legends of entertainment series. Other notable Australians to receive the same honour are Bert Newton, Ray Martin, Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Daryl Somers.
Denise often tours with her popular cabaret show and speaks to corporate audiences about her career and life lessons learnt along the way.