Michael Hutchence


Michael Hutchence is one of the greatest singers and performers in Australia's history, with a career that spanned 20 years. Born to Kelland Hutchence and 'Patricia Hutchence' . Hutchence wanted to know from Douglas what steps he should take to further advance himself in the film industry. Douglas advised him, but Michael could not handle the pressure of being a fading rock star, and when his latest album 'Elegantly Wasted' was a flop, Michael took the steps that ended his career. Michael once said that he was "just a man" -- and that is all he ever was.

  • Primary profession
  • Soundtrack·actor·composer
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Birth date
  • 22 January 1960
  • Place of birth
  • Sydney
  • Death date
  • 1997-11-22
  • Death age
  • 37
  • Place of death
  • Double Bay· New South Wales
  • Cause of death
  • Suicide
  • Education
  • Davidson High School
  • Knows language
  • English language
  • Member of
  • INXS





Found hanged in his hotel room.

Daughter, with Paula Yates , Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (known as Tiger).

Lead singer of INXS from their start in 1977, until his death in 1997. After the tremendous success of the bands "Kick" album, he and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Farriss wrote the majority of their material, something which the band had shared more equally before "Kick".

Former boyfriend of Kylie Minogue , Helena Christensen and Virginia Hey.

Son of make-up artist Patricia Hutchence.

Older sister, Tina Hutchence , works as a make-up artist for TV in the USA.

Attended Davidson High School in Sydney Australia, with Andrew Farriss.

Has a little brother, Rhett, born in 1962.

Attended King George V School in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Turned down the role of Vaughan in Crash . The role eventually was taken by Elias Koteas.

Winner of the 1991 Brit Award for International Male.

INXS won the 1991 Brit Award for International Group.

Ranked #35 on VH1s 100 Sexiest Artists.

Nick Cave is godfather to his daughter Tiger Lily.

When he presented Oasis with a "Best Video" award at the 1996 BRIT Awards, Noel Gallagher pointed at him onstage and declared "Has-beens shouldnt be presenting awards to Gonna-bes". This comment deeply hurt Hutchence, who responded by adding the background vocals, "Were Better than Oasis", to the chorus of the INXS single, "Elegantly Wasted".

Went to school with Nastassja Kinski.

His fragrance of choice was Habit Rouge by Guerlain.


Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on,them.

I know who I am and what I do.

The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that,eavesdropping.

Every actor I know wants to be a pop star.

Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that.

I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press.

There is an integrity to INXS, in the music, that makes it worthwhile.

We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing,soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but,they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage.

Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.