The waxed moustache of Surrealist painter Salvador Dali has been voted the most famous, according to a survey of 14,144 British men, conducted by MSN HIM.

Hulk Hogan’s handlebar moustache came second, and Albert Einstein’s whiskers third.

Of his moustache, Dali once wrote:

“Since I don’t smoke, I decided to grow a moustache – it’s better for the health. However, I always carried a jewel-studded cigarette case in which, instead of cigarettes, were carefully placed several moustaches, Adolphe Menjou style. I offered them politely to my friends:

‘Moustache? Moustache? Moustache?’

“Nobody dared touch them. This was my test regarding the sacred aspect of moustaches.”

The top 10 Most Famous Moustaches are:

Salvador Dali (24 per cent)
Hulk Hogan (18 per cent)
Albert Einstein (13 per cent)
Friedrich Nietzsche (12 per cent)
Charlie Chaplin (11 per cent)
Freddie Mercury (11 per cent)
Daley Thompson (4 per cent)
Bruce Forsyth (3 per cent)
Jimi Hendrix (3 per cent)
Ian Botham (1 per cent)