Fitspiration from each decade’s top bathing beautiesBy: Jennifer Weaver
We scoured history to find the best swimsuit photos of all time. (Get your body bikini-ready with the Women's Health Big Book of Abs!) From the buxom blondes of the 50s to the sculpted abs of today, these are some of the hottest bodies we’ve ever seen hit the beach.
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This “It” girl may be sporting a modest athletic tank but we can still see what made her one of America’s original sex symbols.
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Undoubtedly one of the most famous pin-up girls of the 1940s, it’s rumored her legs were insured for more than a million dollars—we certainly see why.
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The dancer-turned-actress was one of the most beautiful redheads of the 40s and 50s. She also had an hourglass figure that’s impossible to forget.
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This photo personifies everything we love about old Hollywood glamour—and her curves.
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Before she became America’s mermaid, Williams was a competitive swimmer and Olympic hopeful. Her gams alone are enough to make us hit the pool.
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The I Dream of Jeannie actress is famous for her signature midriff-baring costume. She looks just as magical in her one-piece.
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The British actress is a style icon. Another trend she started: itty-bitty waistlines.
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One reason this look will never go out of style: Derek’s beach body.
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Fawcett’s trim, toned physique is totally angelic.
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She’s mesmerizing on the runway, and her long, lean legs have the same effect when she hits the beach.
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The Fast Times at Ridgemont High star had teenage boys dreaming of red bikinis—and teenage girls running out to buy them.
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If every lifeguard looked as good as Anderson, rescues would hit an all time high.
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At 45, the Olympic medalist has a body that’s ab-solutely amazing.
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We’re used to seeing her dressed for the court, but her stripped-down look is a total ace.
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