The 55 Best Mustaches in History

With Movember now over we thought we would take a look at some of the most famous mustaches of all time. Some are handsome and well styled, while others are somewhat over-the-top! Learn about the top mustaches of all time then tell us which ones you like the most.


1. Salvatore Dali

famous moustache


“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a mustache – it is better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of tobacco, were carefully placed several mustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?” Nobody dared to touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of mustaches.”







2. Tom Selleck

famous moustache Tom Selleck




Tom Selleck’s mustache has taken on a life of it’s own. Tom is quoted as saying “My mustache now has its own representation in Hollywood.” Could that mean that this iconic mustache is more recognizable then Selleck himself?







3. Charlie Chaplin

famous moustache Charlie Chaplin


The similarity between Charlie Chaplin’s mustache and Hilters’ mustache is obvious. In fact, scholars think that the public image of Hitler was softer because of the similarity between the dictator’s mustache and the beloved “Tramp”.

Author Ron Rosenbaum explored the connection between the two mustached men.  “Chaplin’s mustache became a lens through which to look at Hitler. A glass in which Hitler became merely Chaplinesque: a figure to be mocked more than feared, a comic villain whose pretensions would collapse of his own disproportionate weight like the Little Tramp collapsing on his cane. Someone to be ridiculed rather than resisted.”





4. Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan Mustache Photo


Hulk Hogan’s Mustache an icon that still inspired many mustache homages on the internet. Although he has rarely been seen without the “bleached horseshoe” look, he recently talked about cutting it off for upcoming movie auditions.

To his surprise, after this announcement, he was offered a 2 million dollar sponsorship deal: “When I talked about it everyone went crazy. Loads of people began jumping on it and the next thing I knew people were like, ‘Oh my god he’s shaving his mustache off!’ The next thing I know is I had one of my sports agents calling me saying, ‘Don’t shave it off!’ I’ve heard from Gillette, Right Guard. They said we may have a deal, so I said I’d wait for a while.”





5. John Waters

famous moustache John Waters


The famous artist and filmmaker has one of the most unusual and famous mustaches of our time.


“When I was 19 I wanted to be Little Richard, and so I grew it in homage to him really. I wanted to be the only white man in America who had one, and I still might be” and on how he takes care of it, “you just shave it every day. I don’t even realize I have a mustache anymore, I’ve done it for so long. I just shave it from the top every day, clip it about twice a week from the bottom, and if I miss I just draw it on!”



6. Prince

Prince's Mustache Fame


Prince’s neatly groomed, thin pencil mustache is as much a part of his “look” as the color purple. Although other musicians such as Sammy Davis Jr., and Little Richard wore a similar mustache, Prince’s is styled slightly differently.

Unlike the typical pencil style, Prince’s mustache has a thin strip leading up to his nose. This gives it a really different look from other thin ‘staches such as John Waters.








7. Frank Zappa

Zappa's Famous Mustache


Here’s another musician who’s signature look depends on their uncommon facial hair.

Frank Zappa’s thick mustache and wide goatee are so recognizable that a species of spider with a similar appearance has been named after him: the Pachygnatha zappa.

Trivia: Zappa also has a type of fish, a species of jellyfish, and an asteroid named after him (but not because of his mustache).






8. Borat

Borat's Famous Mustache


Sasha Baron Cohen’s “Borat mustache” was enough to disguise his true identity, but it also makes him look extra awkward.

This long bushy mustache probably isn’t real but it certainly adds a lot of character to Borat’s appearance.





9. Albert Einstein

Einstein's Famous Mustache


Einstein’s disheveled hair and matching bushy walrus mustache are so well known that anyone dressing up as a mad scientist for halloween only needs to get a wig and a fake bushy mustache.

Although this fuzzy style of mustache isn’t in style nowadays, could you imagine Einstein without it?

(Hint: it looks really weird — see what it looks like when these famous mustaches are removed)






The Rest of the Best Mustaches in History (10 – 55)

  1. 50 Cent
  2. Alex Trebek
  3. Anthony Kiedis
  4. Brad Pitt
  5. Brandon Flowers
  6. Burt Reynolds
  7. Channing Tatum
  8. Chris Noth
  9. Chris O’Dowd
  10. Christian Bale
  11. Colin Farrell
  12. Cuba Gooding Jr
  13. David Beckham
  14. Eddie Murphy
  15. Freddie Mercury
  16. Friedrich Nietzsche
  17. Garrett Hedlund
  18. Genghis Khan
  19. George Clooney
  20. Groucho Marx
  21. Henry Holland
  22. James Franco
  23. Jamie Foxx
  24. Johnny Depp
  25. Johnny Lee Miller
  26. Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  27. Jude Law
  28. Kelly Rowland
  29. Leigh Francis
  30. Liev Schrieber
  31. Louis Smith
  32. Marcus Collins
  33. Mark Twain
  34. Martin Luther King Jr.
  35. Nicholas Cage
  36. Orlando Bloom
  37. Rhys Ifans
  38. Ron Burgundy (Anchorman)
  39. Rufus Hound
  40. Ryan Gosling
  41. Rylan Clark (The X Factor)
  42. Samuel L Jackson
  43. Sean Connery
  44. Sean Penn
  45. Theodore Roosevelt
  46. Zac Efron


Which is your favorite famous mustache from history? Please leave your comments in the section below.



Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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3 years ago

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2 months ago

You left out the best mustache, Sam Elliot has a great mustache