4.Tim Curry turned down the role of Mitzi, which later went to Hugo Weaving.
5.Just before they started filming, the director took the three lead actors out to a bar in drag, and none of them were recognised.
6.The man who designed the iconic pink bus also designed all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road.
7.The wattle costume from one of the dance numbers had over 100 pom-poms which had to be made by hand.
8.Because they were on a budget, some of the trucks used to transport costumes and equipment were very cheap. One truck overheated in the middle of the desert, causing all the costumes to melt and stick together.
9.When it was released, some cinemas put up disco balls and used coloured lighting during the "Finally" dance number.
10.Director Stephan Elliott got his visual inspiration for the film after seeing a feather from a drag queen's outfit blow in the wind along Sydney's Oxford Street, like a colourful tumbleweed in the desert.
11.Costume designer, Lizzy Gardiner, wanted to include in the film a dress made out of credit cards, but no company would give them permission.
12.The other costume designer, Tim Chappel went on to do the costumes for Miss Congeniality.
13.Priscilla is one of only three contemporary-set films to win the Academy Award for Best Costume Design - all the others have been for period, sci-fi and fantasy movies.
14.An ABBA fan magazine in the US called for a boycott of the movie, because of the scene where Felicia talks about swiping Agnetha's turd from a toilet.
15.Hugo Weaving's character, Mitzi, was based on Sydney drag queen Cindy Pastel.
16.The director, Stephan Elliott was "crucified" in the gay press for not addressing AIDS and not showing men kissing.
17.The original idea was to have a musical number with the three main stars on top of Uluru, but they could not get permission, so the location was changed to Kings Canyon.