10 Iconic Bikini Styles as Seen on Screen

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The winter blues are starting to settle in, which means daydreams of beaches and warmer days are upon us. Whether you plan to turn those daydreams into reality or are just looking for some summer 2018 bikini and body inspiration, check out these 10 iconic bikini styles as seen on the screen. Some of these styles you may remember and some of them you may have never seen before. Either way, we’re sure that these iconic bikinis are going to put you in a summer kind of mood. Check it out!

1.    Carrie Fisher – Star Wars 

Starting this list off with a bang and one of the most iconic bikini moments and movie series to date, Carrie Fisher in her gold metal bikini. With Gold metal overlay that spiraled and adorned the top and metal bottoms, this bikini quickly solidified itself as one of the most iconic bikinis in television and movie history. Even today, decades later, people still talk about the gold bikini. 

2.    Halle Berry- Die Another Day 

You wouldn’t expect anything less than pure sex appeal from a Bond girl and Halle Berry totally delivered. One of the best and hottest Bond girls to date, Halle Berry wears one of the hottest and best bikinis on screen. She made a solid colored bikini exciting and orange look sexy. Her only accessory, a white leather knife holder attached to her hip, add dangerous levels of sex appeal on screen. 

3.    Phoebe Cates- Fast Times at Ridgemont High

The girl next door fantasy comes to life on screen and she’s wearing a jaw-dropping red bikini. Another simple yet stunning piece, this left teenage boys across the world fantasizing about the color red. A simple string bikini and full coverage bottoms further proved that simple can be sexy—especially in the right color. 

4.    Demi Moore- Charlie’s Angels 

Proving that you can save the world with the right pair of heels and the perfect bikini, Demi Moore shows us just how it’s done. In a tiny black triangle top and low rise bottoms, she graces the screen with her laid-back California sex appeal. This black bikini looks even sexier thanks to the lace crocheted top. 

5.    Bridget Bardot- The Girl in the Bikini

How could anyone forget the original bikini in the very first onscreen bikini scene? Originally shot in black and white, Bardot became one of America’s favorite sex symbols after appearing on screen in a barely there bikini. Appearing in a strapless top and tiny bottoms, she dared to bare it all and made history while doing so. 

6.    Kate Bosworth- Blue Crush

Keeping things interesting and sexy, Kate showed the world that you don’t have to wear a matching bikini to look good. With a string triangle top in black and bright red boy shorts make for the perfect surfer chick uniform. Undoubtedly, Kate’s tiny boy short bikini started a new wave of bikini trends.

7.    Pamela Anderson- Baywatch

Is it really an iconic bikini list if Pamela Anderson isn’t on it? No. Even though this isn’t technically a bikini, it’s still an enduring pop culture staple. Who could forget that fire engine red one-piece bikini? Even though it is a one piece it still managed to tease and excite the eyes of watchers all over. The high cut that helped to expose the entire length of her legs from the hips down really made this bikini a head turner. Even today, Pam Anderson’s red one piece is associated with being a sex symbol. 

8.    Elizabeth Taylor- Suddenly Last Summer 

Another iconic one piece, Elizabeth Taylor dazzles in a white one-piece bikini with a keyhole cut out. In true Elizabeth Taylor fashion, this elegant white one piece became the epitome of 50s beachwear. It was flirtatious, sophisticated, simple, and sexy all in one. Despite the fact that this is a one piece and not technically a bikini, it still reigns as one of the most iconic on-screen swimsuits over 50 years later. 

9.    Bridget Fonda- Jackie Brown

Who knew that tie-dye could be sexy? Well, when you put it on a tiny bikini tie-dye suddenly goes from grungy hippie to carefree sexy. Bridget Fonda’s pink tie-dye bikini in Jackie Brown reminded everyone that California girls really are the best at being cool and carefree. A simple string triangle top is yet another example of how simple is often the sexiest. 

10.    Sue Lyon- Lolita 

As one of the most controversial novellas, the film adaptation of Lolita captured the world as an aesthetic masterpiece. Sue Lyon dons a classic high-waisted two-piece complete with her iconic heart-shaped glasses. Her halter style top and high waist bottoms are still popular in swimsuit styles today. This interesting combination of highs and lows keeps the look classic and elegant, even during a controversy. 

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you must succumb to the winter blues. Keep the summer vibes alive and find your iconic bikini today. You never know when you might have to jet off to a beach! 


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