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Published on November 27th, 2013 | by Editor

The 30 Most-Dangerous Moustaches in History

Here at Chillisauce, we thought we’d take a look at the Movember period from a slightly different angle. During November, men across the globe try (and, let’s face it, sometimes fail!) to grow a moustache in aid of raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Movember is a global charity with one sole aim of having an everlasting impact on men’s health. When November 1st arrives, the faces are carefully clean shaven in preparation for the next 30 days and hair starts to grow atop the upper lip of men across the world for the Mo growing journey to begin.

Is there a correlation between the decision to don the face with a moustache and being a criminal?

There is a plethora of men that are famous not just for their facial hair, but also for the unspeakable crimes that they committed in their time.

Is there a correlation between the style of moustache and the type of crime?

From my perspective, there are definitely a large proportion of my friends whose decision to take part in Movember makes them look decidedly creepier. I’m sure a number of you would say the same! Moustaches certainly aren’t for everyone… But I think if I were to be a criminal, I might choose to grow a moustache just to cover a bit more of my face, a disguise if you will. Maybe that’s what all the following criminal masterminds were thinking, but then again maybe it wasn’t… Either way, moustache or not, they are some of history’s most notoriously deplorable men.

John Dillinger: The Pencil

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John Dillinger, an infamous criminal who mastered the art of looking suave whilst also looking unspeakably evil…

Perhaps it was those excessively bushy eyebrows… Dillinger’s childhood was simultaneously troubled, and troublesome. After a harsh sentence and a stint in prison for a failed grocery robbery, John Dillinger’s high profile career as a serial bank robber took off. His gang robbed as many as twenty four banks and four police stations. In 1934, he met his match and was shot and killed when attempting to flee from arrest.

Genghis Kahn: The Fu Manchu

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The founder of the Mongol Empire…

Genghis Kahn was born in 1162 and died in 1227. At the age of 20, he began building a vast army with the intent to destroy all individual tribes across North East Asia and to unite everybody under his own rule. In this respect, he was successful, as until the British Empire, the Mongol Empire was the world’s largest empire and remained in existence long after his death. His campaign for his ideal empire resulted in widespread massacre of innocent civilian communities.

Augusto Pinochet: The Paintbrush


A dictator of the Chilean people…

From 1973, Pinochet was an army general and later a dictator over the Chilean people, until in 1990 power was transferred to a democratically elected president. In 1998 he was arrested in London when the Spanish government ordered for him to stand trial for crimes of both genocide and terrorism. Eventually, after 25 years in power, Pinochet was put under address for violations to human rights; however he died in 2006 before he could be tried.

Harold Shipman: The Walrus

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Harold Shipman is one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history…

Born in England in 1946, he studied at the Leeds School of Medicine and began working as a physician in 1970. In the twenty eight years between the beginning of his career and his arrest in 1998, it is believed that Shipman killed at least 215 people, possibly as many as a staggering and horrifying 260. As a direct result of this cold hearted killer’s actions, a great deal of laws were modified and reassessed, as Shipman administered his victims with lethal injections. In 2004, Harold Shipman committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison in Yorkshire.

Dawood Ibrahim: The Paintbrush


India’s most wanted man…

57 year old Dawood Ibrahim is the leader of an criminal organisation in India known as D-company. The syndicate was founded in Mumbai and it is generally believed that it’s members reside in Pakistan. After the Mumbai bombings in 1993, Ibrahim became India’s most wanted man. According to the United States, Ibrahim consistently maintained close links with Al-Quaeda’s Osama Bin Laden, which led to them labelling him as a global terrorist in 2003. Currently, Dawood Ibrahim’s exact location is unknown, though he is believed to be living in the United Arab Emirates.

Leslie Isben Rogge: The Walrus

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Robbing banks across America…

The first American criminal in the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted to be imprisoned as a result of the internet, Leslie Isben Rogge is due to be released from prison in 2048. He is considered one of the United States’ most elusive criminals. Born in Seattle in 1940, before he was eventually imprisoned for good, Leslie Isben Rogge stole over two million dollars and robbed over thirty banks across America.

Hitler: The Toothbrush


The most notorious moustached criminal…

As the leader of the Nazi party in Germany, his aim was to establish a new order of absolute Nazi hegemony in continental Europe, and no doubt he hoped to achieve this order worldwide. His ideologies were doubtless the primary instigator for World War II and resulted in the cruel and violent murder of over five and a half million Jewish people, as well as millions of people that he and his followers deemed racially inferior. In 1945, he committed suicide in a final attempt to avoid capture.

Mark ‘Chopper’ Read: The Horsehoe


A career in crime novel writing…

There is a film, 2000’s ‘Chopper’ that is based on the life of this notorious Australian criminal, and surprisingly, author. His life of crime began with an affinity for robbing drug dealers and soon escalated into armed robbery, kidnapping, arson and a multitude of other crimes. Between the ages of 20 and 38, Read spent only thirteen days outside of prison. Whilst imprisoned he started a prison war gang, and even resorted to ordering one of his gang members to cut off both of his ears in order to be allowed out of the prison environment for a short while. His career in crime novel writing was successful, selling over 500,000 copies of his work. In April of this year, he passed away, the result of an ongoing battle with liver cancer.

Jeffrey Dahmer: The Dali

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A plethora of horrifying crimes…

Otherwise known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to a whopping fifteen life imprisonments back in 1992. He was a serial killer and sex offender, who committed a plethora of horrifying crimes. Between 1978 and 1991 he murdered, raped and dismembered 17 men and boys. His crimes grew ever more horrific as he continued on his destructive and evil path through life, his later murders also involved necrophilia, cannibalism and the preservation of his victim’s body parts. In 1994, Dahmer was beaten by a fellow inmate in Columbia Correctional Institution; he later died as a result of his severe head injuries.

Pablo Escobar: The Boxcar

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A powerful and violent criminal…

Notorious Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar was born in 1949 and was killed in 1993. His ambition and ruthlessness made him into one of the most powerful and most violent criminals in history, not to mention his penchant for the exportation of cocaine made him one of the world’s wealthiest criminals too. Together with other criminal minds, he formed the Medellin Cartel which at its peak was in control of over 80% of the cocaine that left Colombia to be shipped to the United States. He was shot to death by members of the Special Police Unit after spending only one year in prison.

Kevin Cooper: The Horseshoe

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A death row inmate…

Kevin Cooper is a death row inmate who is currently imprisoned in California. Born in 1958, Cooper has spent much of his time in prison fighting for the American judicial establishment to be seen as racist and also fighting against the death penalty. Cooper was imprisoned for the brutal murder of two adults and two children at a home in Chino Hills. The jury convicted Cooper for four counts of first degree murder, as well as one count of attempted murder with the intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm. For almost thirty years, Cooper has adamantly pleaded innocent to all the aforementioned crimes.

Amado Carrillo-Fuentes: The Horseshoe

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Undergoing extensive plastic surgery…

Risk of capture grew so extreme for Amado Carillo-Fuentes that his untimely death came in 1997 whilst he was undergoing extensive plastic surgery with the intent of completely changing his appearance. A serial drug trafficker, it has been reported that for each major operation Carillo-Fuentes carried out, he forwarded between twenty and thirty million dollars back to Colombia. He had his own fleet of aircraft and was a pioneer in the drug trafficking world for the use of large aircraft to export cocaine from Colombia to Mexico.

Michael Morales: The Walrus

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A brutal murderer…

On the 25th April 1983, Michael Morales was sentenced to death for the brutal rape and murder of a seventeen year old girl. Twenty three years later in 2006, his execution was suspended indefinitely. The court-appointed medical practioners withdrew from the execution procedure and it was thus disallowed. Within two days of Morales committing the crime, he was arrested and imprisoned. Morales has never denied the crime, however his defence argued that he should not qualify for the death penalty as he was intoxicated on PCP at the time of murder. Michael Morales is still imprisoned awaiting an execution which as yet has no date.

Colonel Gaddafi: Pre Pubescent


A revolutionary ruler…

Muammar Gaddafi, known globally as Colonel Gaddafi, was a highly controversial Libyan politician and revolutionary and the ruler of Libya for 42 years. Prior to his death in October 2011, he governed the country under his own ideology, known as the Third International Theory. During Gaddafi’s rule his leadership instigated the Libyan Civil War. He was recognised internationally as a dictatorial autocrat whose administration devastated the human rights of his people and supported the international terrorist regime.

Peter Sutcliffe: The Horseshoe

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The Yorkshire Ripper…

Whilst Peter Sutcliffe may not be a household name, the Yorkshire Ripper is a name that doubtless turns many pits of stomachs to ice. Between 1975 and 1981 Peter Sutcliffe went on a brutal killing spree, killing thirteen women across the Yorkshire area. Whilst the police force desperately hunted for the elusive serial killer, Sutcliffe himself wrote scathing and mocking letters to them. For over three years there were more than three hundred detectives involved in the search for the Yorkshire Ripper, and caused widespread uncertainty about the abilities of the police force as the operation cost over four million pounds. Sutcliffe was convicted at the Old Bailey in May 1981 and is currently serving twenty consecutive sentences of life imprisonment.

Vincenzo Peruggia: The Handlebar

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Robbed Mona Lisa from the Louvre…

Peruggia is most famous for perpetrating one of the most successful art thefts in recorded history. It was he who successfully stole Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ from the Louvre in August 1911. The painting was hidden in a trunk in his apartment in Paris for over two years, until he moved it to his home in Florence and was later caught when he attempted to ‘return’ the painting to its rightful home via gallery owner Alfredo Geri. Peruggia spent a short time in prison and upon his release he served Italy in the First World War. He died in October 1925.

Ed Gein: Pre Puescent

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An American serial killer…

American serial killer Ed Gein’s torture of the bodies of his victims both before and after death were so gruesome that he was found not guilty due to insanity and spent the remainder of his life post arrest in a mental illness hospital. He was charged with the murder of two people however the exact number of his victims remains unknown. Gein died in 1984 as a result of respiratory and heart failure due to cancer. Since the discovery of the details of Ed Gein’s psychotic mutilation of his victims, he has been the inspiration for a number of fictional murderers, including Norman Bates of ‘Psycho’ and Leatherface of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’.

Ariel Castro: The Fu Manchu

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Charged with life imprisonment…

Between 2002 and 2004, three women went missing from Cleveland, Ohio. It wasn’t until May 2013 that they were rescued from their imprisonment by kidnapping. The very same day that the women escaped to freedom, Ariel Castro was arrested as a primary suspect. Just forty eight hours later, he was charged with four counts of kidnapping and three counts of rape. Shockingly a couple of months later in July, Castro pled guilty to 937 counts of rape as well as aggravated murder and the kidnappings. He was charged with life imprisonment without any chance of parole as well as an additional 1000 years. Just one month into his sentence, Ariel Castro was found dead in his cell after hanging himself.

Richard Chase: The Walrus

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The Vampire of Sacramento…

Richard Chase gained the nightmarish nickname of ‘The Vampire of Sacramento’; he was a schizophrenic and a serial killer who drank the blood of his victims and cannibalised their remains. He killed six people within the space of a year over the period of 1977 to 1978. Chase was diagnosed with mental issues from a young age, and was first institutionalised in 1975 after it was discovered he had injected rabbits’ blood into his veins. Once imprisoned for six counts of murder, Chase was feared by his inmates and used to attempt to convince him to commit suicide. In 1989, their convincing succeeded and Richard Chase was found dead after having overdosed on antidepressants.

Albert Fish: The Walrus

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The most horrific murderer of all time…

After his arrest in 1935, Albert Fish admitted to molesting over four hundred children as well as torturing and killing several others; the exact toll of his victims remains unknown. Executed by electric chair in 1936, still today Fish is recognised as one of the most horrific paedophiles and murderers of all time. He claimed to have voices inside his head insisting that he murder innocent children, however his plea for insanity was dismissed by the jury who found him sane and guilty after a ten day trial. It is said that whilst describing in fine detail the horrific nature of his many, many crimes, Albert Fish would do so with a sinister and satisfied smile on his face.

Charles Bronson: The Full Beard

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Named as the nation’s most violent prisoner…

Bronson has been widely labelled by the British media as the nation’s most violent prisoner. Starting out as a circus strongman, Charles Bronson was first imprisoned in 1974 for armed robbery and has since spent very little time outside from behind bars. Each time he has been freed thus far there has been a very short period until he reoffends. In more recent years, Bronson has turned his (very strong) hands to writing and animation. He also holds six world records for feats of strength and fitness. Much of his time behind bars has been spent in solitary confinement.

Saddam Hussein: The Paintbrush

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A leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party…

Hussein was the fifth president of Iraq who served from 1979 until 2003. He was a leading member of the revolutionary Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party, which functioned as a combination of nationalism and socialism. A former Iraqi diplomat once described Hussein as a dictator who was willing to sacrifice his country as long as he was able to remain on his throne. He consistently remained largely isolated from the people for whom he was responsible and instead kept himself in the company of a small and trusted group of advisers. Segments of his people flourished under the benefits of oil wealth, whilst those in opposition faced torture and execution. After high profile military conflict with the United States armed forces, Hussein was captured and later executed in 2003.

Ned Kelly: The Full Beard

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An iconic figure in Australian history…

Ned Kelly was an Irish Australian bushranger who lived from 1855 to 1880. In November 1880 he was executed by hanging after being convicted for three counts of murder. He is an iconic figure in Australian history, though popular opinion is extremely varied. Some consider him somewhat of a folk hero, a resistor against the ruling class. Others associate him with murder and refuse to herald him whatsoever; he was, after all, feared across the Victoria area for violence and theft. Before his death, Ned Kelly wrote a letter over eight thousand words long, in which he described himself as a young innocent man forced into crime as a result of situations beyond his own control.

Stalin: The Handlebar


Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid 1920s until his death in 1953…

Like Hitler, Stalin was one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in the history of the world. Whilst his terrorist regime resulted in the death of millions of people, it was also his manufactured war machine that ultimately played a key role in the defeat of Nazism.

Robert Black: The Paintbrush

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A medically diagnosed psychopath…

Robert Black is a medically diagnosed psychopath who has been charged on a count of four murders, though it is thought that his total number of victims could be significantly higher. He was caught in 1990 whilst trying to smuggle a six year old girl into his van. In 2011 Black was informed that he will be at least 89 years of age before he is considered for release. Currently prosecutors claim there is insufficient evidence to accuse Black of further murders, but the detectives involved in his case consider him a suspect nevertheless.

John Wayne-Gacy, Jr.: The Paintbrush

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Widely known as ‘The Killer Clown’…

American serial killer John Wayne-Gacy, Jr. is widely known as the Killer Clown. He gained this frightening nickname as a result of his philanthropic involvement in fundraising events as well as taking part in children’s parties and parades dressed up as ‘Pogo the Clown’. Convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a devastating minimum of thirty three young men and boys, Gacy was executed by lethal injection in 1994 aged 52. He committed all of the murders within his home in Chicago, Illinois, and twenty six of his victims were buried on his property.

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