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1946

Slightly creepy ogler or inventor of the bikini? Louis Réard is in fact the latter, possibly the former.

1952

In her third on-screen appearance, Bardot plays a lighthouse keeper’s daughter with a wedgie.

1967

Now with extra strings! Raquel Welch as the insatiable Lillian Lust.

1979

More tasteful fashion options from sexploitation director Russ Meyer.

1983

Jabba: “Does this Princess Leia slave make me look fat?” Leia: “This braid is way less cool than my Cinnabon ’do.”

1996

Coco Chanel’s dying words: “Please, please put my logo on pasties.”

2002

Guts sharks, splits sandwiches, discourages interlopers: The merits of a knife at the beach cannot be overstated.