13 Iconic Swimsuit Moments

Disregard your calendars. June 21st may be the official first day of summer, but it was 90 degrees today and that makes it swimsuit weather in my books. Here are some of the most iconic swimsuit moments in history!

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Annette Kellerman was an Australian swimmer and was one of the first women to wear a one-piece swimsuit in the early 1900’s. She has also been credited for inventing synchronized swimming.

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It’s hard to find anyone more iconic than Elizabeth Taylor, swimsuit or no swimsuit. And it’s hard to find a white one-piece more iconic than the one she wore in Suddenly, Last Summer; except maybe Marilyn Monroe’s.

It’s an unwritten rule that you must include Marilyn Monroe’s white one-piece whenever writing about swimsuits. And for good reason. This is possibly the most iconic swimsuit moment of all time.

It’s an unwritten rule that you must include Marilyn Monroe’s white one-piece whenever writing about swimsuits. This is possibly the most iconic swimsuit moment of all time.

Farrah Fawcett, one of the original Angels, was a staple on every boy's bedroom wall.

Farrah Fawcett was a staple on every boy’s bedroom wall. According to an article in Time, the iconic photo was snapped in 36 frames and Farrah had creative control over the entire shoot. She even hand-picked the photo which would become the iconic poster.

Pamela Anderson meant business on Baywatch. And the high cut of that suit wasn't messing around either!

Pamela Anderson meant business on Baywatch. And the high cut of that suit wasn’t messing around either!

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Tyra Banks made swimsuit history not once, not twice, but three times! She was the first black woman to be featured on the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated, and the Victoria’s Secret catalog.

 

Female bad-ass Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.

Angelina Jolie has had several iconic fashion moments since her career began, one of which was during her portrayal of Lara Croft.

 
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You know you’ve officially made it when you end up in one of Eminem’s songs, or when you’re a Bond girl. Halle Berry has done at least one of those things, playing Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson in Die Another Day.

 
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Ashely Greene’s SoBe bikini is technically just strategically placed body paint. Nevertheless, it was an iconic moment in the making!