ONTD Original: Memorable Movie Bikinis

In July 1946 Parisian automotive engineer and designer Louis Réard introduced the bikini. The skimpy design was very risqué at the time because it exposed the wearer's navel and much of her butt. No runway model would wear it, so he hired a stripper to model it at a review of swimsuit fashions. The swimsuit was named after the Bikini Atoll, where the first public test of a nuclear bomb had taken place only days before.

Due to the controversy over its design, the bikini was accepted very slowly by the public. It gained increased acceptance as women like Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, and Ursula Andress wore them in movies and were photographed while wearing them on public beaches.

Ursula Andress wore a bikini for this iconic scene in the 1962 film Dr. No. The scene was later recreated 40 years later by Halle Berry in Die Another Day

Carrie Fisher’s metal bikini in Return of the Jedi spawned countless coseplays at hundreds of SciFi conventions ever since the movie debuted in 1983.

Phoebe Cates in her red bikini might be the best known thing from the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Note; clip is a little bit NSFW.

Demi Moore was 41 in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle proving that if you have enough confidence you can wear a bikini at any age.

ONTD, do you wear a bikini at the beach or pool?

Sources Me, Myself & I
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini
YouTube 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ6mOC4uSX4
2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbIINpktOs
3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovqke9RiMXs
4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAnkFVaKnec
5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYHLDJuEUoc
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