The Most Iconic Swimsuits of All Time

From Bo Derek to Kim's thong.

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Every girl can have a swimwear moment if she's got a patient friend and some good light, but if you want something slightly longer-lasting than Instagram, you're gonna need a crew and some A1 immersion into the culture. Here, 21 suits that did just that to become the most memorable ever.

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1 Raquel Welch

Cavewomen probably did not look like this. But tatters sell, so that's what Hollywood did for One Million Years B.C. #marketing

2 Taylor Swift

This pic put to rest the conspiracy theory that Taylor Swift doesn't have a belly button (almost exclusively wearing high-waist bottoms tends to do that), though the debate surrounding the bent railing rages on. 

3 Kim Kardashian

On the flip side (heh), a celebrity most of the world has seen naked in some capacity managed to top even herself...with clothes. Seen here on a girls' vacation in Mexico, she wears thong swimsuit bottoms, which prompted Piers Morgans to comment on her cellulite, though nobody asked him. 

4 Farrah Fawcett

Hung in teenage bedrooms the world over. 

5 Carrie Fisher
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Though the late Carrie Fisher drew attention to how problematic it was, the bondage-inspired two-piece remains firmly in the HOF of movie costumes. 

6 Romy Schneider
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La Piscine had everything: extremely beautiful stars, an extremely French plot, and the chicest wardrobe, including this flawlessly cut white maillot. 

7 Brooke Shields
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If you didn't already know it, you could probably guess what the Blue Lagoon was about by looking at Brooke Shields' shipwreck-underwear-thing. (Answer: naked, unsupervised teens.)

8 Brigitte Bardot
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The film is literally titled Girl in the Bikini. So they better have made it a good one. 

9 Marilyn Monroe
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The characters of How to Marry a Millionaire might have accomplished their goal to varying degrees of success, but Marilyn's ultra-flattering ruched one-piece went over well with *all* audiences. 

10 Keira Knightley
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Like a moving Horst photo in an all-around gorgeous movie.

11 Cameron Diaz
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Now a short interlude of Charlie's Angels running on the beach with surfboards under their arms.

12 Demi Moore
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Moore as the fallen Angel who certainly didn't *look* like she'd ever retired. 

13 Ursula Andress
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The OG Bond girl.

14 Halle Berry
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And another OG Bond girl referencing her predecessor.

15 Sue Lyon
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A bikini: probably the least scandalous thing about Lolita, really.

16 Rachel McAdams
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Blah blah, they love each other forever, but can we talk about this whole bathing costume situation? Ace. 

17 Kate Bosworth
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The Blue Crush bikini that put Kate Bosworth on the map.

18 Phoebe Cates
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Oh, what some slo-mo and a little red suit can do. 

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Ditto.

20 Gwyneth Paltrow
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The main draws of the Talented Mr. Ripley go like this: Gwynnie's beach-holiday wardrobe, young Jude Law, then [insert seven other things], and finally Matt Damon's honestly kind of lackluster shapeshifting abilities.

21 Bo Derek
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Still a perfect 10. Or a 💯. 

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