“A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table – there’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about it.” And oh boy, was Garrison Keillor right! The history of hollywoodian creations are filled with stunning, jaw-dropping, luscious swimsuit scenes, because let’s face it: sex-appeal… we like. And once in a while there’s this visionary director who creates such a masterpiece of a bikini scene that it gets stuck in our heads for eternity. And they do it for the sheer glamor and iconic image-making. So let’s take the 20th century’s most dazzling actresses wrapped in the perfect bikinis …
10. Elizabeth Taylor – Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
The fine art of bikini movie scenes is a precise science. It requires a subtle balance of refined chic and raw sex appeal.
9. Halle Berry – Die Another Day (2002)
Halle Berry surfacing wrapped in a perfect, curve-hugging swimsuit, accompanied by the Ursula belt and knife. You know a scene is iconic when it makes the whole film…
8. Ursula Andress – Dr. No (1962)
When thinking about bikini movies, Ursula Andress’s performance in Dr No comes to our minds. This is bikini iconography at its most urbane and daunting.
7. Cameron Diaz – Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
Donning the timeless appeal of the simple white two-piece, Cameron Diaz in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle makes a ruckus as she’s running on the beach, surfboard in hand.
6. Raquel Welch – One Million Years Bc (1966)
The ‘cave girl’ chamois leather halter and loincloth is not quite as revealing, but theres something about the collision of primitive sex appeal and windswept femininity that’s irresistible.
5. Jessica Alba – Into The Blue (2005)
The simple, sporty blue two-piece once again reveals enough skin to send the imagination on a wild goose chase. Strangely, Jessica claims she’s never been comfortable wearing bikinis. We wonder why…
4. Brigitte Bardot – And God Created Woman (1956)
The bikini that started it all, as Brigitte bursts onto our screens, a whole generation were turned on by the sultry charms of what is today the most adored of women’s fashion.
3. Nicollette Sheridan – The Sure Thing (1985)
In ’85 Sheridan astounded us by sporting her quintessential ’80s bikini while striking succubus-like tempting poses.
2. Pamela Anderson – Baywatch (1992)
How could we leave Pamela’s Baywatch off the list in what is the most famous bikini in TV/movie history? The tight, figure hugging one-piece in alluring red perfectly framed by her rumpled mane and generous assets.
1. Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
Borat’s ‘mankini’ has gone down in college history across the world. Today it’s a guarantee for it to make an appearance at every campus party this side of Astana. Why not? Looking at Sasha’s, it’s quite the lady magnet. Verry niize! We likey!
Do you have any favorite bikini moment on the silver screen?
Share them with us and let’s enjoy the eye candy together! 😉