18 Inspiring Women (and Their Sexy Suits!)
Swimsuit Icon: Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot is famous for popularizing the bikini as a form of swimwear, especially in the aptly titled 1952 French film The Girl in the Bikini.
Swimsuit Icon: Bettie Page
One of the nation’s very first sex symbols, Bettie Page (a.k.a. the Queen of Pinups), often posed for the camera in revealing swimsuits.
Swimsuit Icon: Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie wowed audiences with both her knockout performance and how she looked in this black two-piece when she starred in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Swimsuit Icon: Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress’ opening scene as Honey Ryder in the first James Bond movie, Dr. No, involved her slowly, unforgettably emerging from the water in this sporty two-piece swimsuit.
Swimsuit Icon: Demi Moore
Demi Moore turned heads when at age 41 she appeared in a black bikini alongside Cameron Diaz in 2003’s Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.
Swimsuit Icon: Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch’s fur bikini is arguably one of the most memorable parts of the 1966 film One Million Years B.C.
Swimsuit Icon: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was known for her glamorous evening wear but also for flaunting her voluptuous figure in what were then considered daring swim ensembles, as seen here.
Swimsuit Icon: Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson will forever be remembered for the high-cut red swimsuit she wore as C.J. Parker on Baywatch from 1992 to 1997.
Swimsuit Icon: Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba broke onto the scene when she starred in the 2005 movie Into the Blue. The promotional photos featuring Alba in a bikini garnered more attention than the actual film.
Swimsuit Icon: Halle Berry
Halle Berry made a splash in a signature orange bikini in the 2002 Bond movie, Die Another Day. Berry starred as Bond girl Jinx alongside Pierce Brosnan.