Slightly creepy ogler or inventor of the bikini? Louis Réard is in fact the latter, possibly the former.
In her third on-screen appearance, Bardot plays a lighthouse keeper’s daughter with a wedgie.
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Now with extra strings! Raquel Welch as the insatiable Lillian Lust.
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More tasteful fashion options from sexploitation director Russ Meyer.
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Jabba: “Does this Princess Leia slave make me look fat?” Leia: “This braid is way less cool than my Cinnabon ’do.”
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Coco Chanel’s dying words: “Please, please put my logo on pasties.”
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Guts sharks, splits sandwiches, discourages interlopers: The merits of a knife at the beach cannot be overstated.
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