The 20 Most Iconic Swimsuit Moments
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Iconic Beauties1 of 21
Need some swimsuit inspiration? Take a look back at the most unforgettable bikinis and one-pieces of the past.
1st Bikini (Ever!)2 of 21
Check out the box the model is holding at the Paris premiere of the first "bikini" costume in 1941. This is to show how lightly it packs up.
Esther Williams3 of 21
The official ambassador of swan dives and synchronized swimming.
Marilyn Monroe4 of 21
Circa 1951: An itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny well, you get the picture.
Brigitte Bardot5 of 21
French dressing. (Or lack thereof.)
Ursula Andress6 of 21
The Swiss-born actress made her debut as Honey Ryder in James Bond flick Dr. No.
Sally Field7 of 21
Surfer girl Gidget epitomized tomboy cuteness.
Racquel Welch8 of 21
If this was really One Million Years B.C., then swimsuits haven't actually come that far.
Mark Spitz9 of 21
Man-spiration moment: Seven gold Olympic medals manage to make an American Flag Speedo work.
The Coppertone Baby10 of 21
Since she debuted in '60s, the bronzed Coppertone baby has lost her dramatic tan lines, but not her charm.
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Bo Derek11 of 21
One-piece history 101: In 1979, this was the perfect "10."
Farrah Fawcett12 of 21
Before she become one of Charlie's Angels, Fawcett posed for this pic. The red suit now calls The Smithsonian home.
Elle Macpherson13 of 21
Her first Sports Illustrated cover, but certainly not her last.
Naomi Campbell14 of 21
Work it, girl! On the runway in 1992.
Pamela Anderson15 of 21
Cut any higher, the famous Baywatch one-piece would be at Andersen's armpits.
Helen Mirren16 of 21
The other red suit, this one is cut more modestly but has plenty of sex appeal.
Halle Berry17 of 21
In a nod to the bikini worn by Andress, Berry's Bond girl goes for a belted look as well.
Demi Moore18 of 21
At age 40, Moore made an unforgettable comeback in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Kim & Kourtney Kardashian19 of 21
Two-thirds of reality television's power trio subscribe to the string theory.
Sofia Vergara20 of 21
The curvy actress gets a lift from her form-fitting blue suit.
Beyonce21 of 21
Yachting in the South of France, the singer proved she's bikini-licious.
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