Playboy first featured a bikini on its cover in , which depicted the bottom half of a woman's body in a black swimsuit, captioned as "A Toast to Bikinis. Annette Funicello, Beach Party All photos Throughout the s, there was nothing better than watching America's sweetheart Annette Funicello frolicking in the sand and living it up with Frankie Avalon in countless Beach Party movies. In the first flick of the series, the brunette beauty rocked a two-piece swimsuit, thus sparking a huge fashion trend.
Credited for making the bikini seem wholesome, the cute-as-a-button teen star knew how to keep it clean and classy. The brunette bombshell became a Hollywood sex symbol seemingly overnight, and Playboy even crowned her the "most desired woman" of the s. Interestingly enough, Welch said she thought the movie would be "swept under the carpet" and nobody would ever see it! I was like, 'Please, please don't make me do the dinosaur movie. It'll live on forever. The pin-up photo was so red hot, it sold millions of copies and made Fawcett an icon.
She was the girl next door. So if you were a teenager, you could bring this in the house and put it up in your room—as long as Mom didn't look too closely," said photographer Bruce McBroom. Bo Derek, 10 All photos In the film, 10, Bo Derek sure did prove that a one-piece swimsuit could be just as hot as a bikini! The actress heated up the big screen in a nude swimsuit with cornrow braids, looking nothing short of a "perfect I had no career before 10 and then all of a sudden I was able to do pretty much whatever in the business," she's said.
Episode VII isn't quite a lock yet even if she does like to joke that it is , but her appearance is 's Return of the Jedi will never be forgotten. Her metallic lingerie costume in the famous film was so hot, it even spawned a dedicated fansite—Leia's Metal Bikini—as well as various spoofs and parodies. While it may have looked quite spectacular, apparently it wasn't the most comfortable.
Fischer once described the costume as "what supermodels will eventually wear in the seventh ring of hell! All Rights Reserved Pamela Anderson, Baywatch All photos The one-piece red swimsuit Pamela Anderson wore during her five-year stint from to on the megahit television series Baywatch was so skimpy, it may as well have been a bikini! With her trademark slow motion running beach shots, it's pretty obvious why she made the list.
Some officials considered it exploitative and unpractical in colder weather, while others said the uniforms' sex appeal brought extra attention to the sport and drew in more fans. Once they see the athleticism of the sport, they're hooked on it," April Ross told the Huffington Post. Despite the popularity, new rules were announced in March , saying female competitors would be permitted to wear shorts and sleeved tops out of respect for different cultural beliefs.
Elizabeth Hurley, Bedazzled All photos Elizabeth Hurley pulled off the perfect temptress, looking devilishly hot in that sultry, sparkly red bikini from the remake Bedazzled. Her trim and taut bod was so memorable in the movie, she was finally able to make a name for herself outside of her high-profile relationship with hunky actor Hugh Grant.
Perhaps the attention-sparking role even inspired the English model's own line of luxury swimwear, which she recently launched. I never thought it would become such a huge part of my filmography—but, hey, worse pictures could follow me!