23 Most Popular Swimsuit Scenes From Movies And TV

Summertime is nearly here, but activities are slightly going to appear different as many public pools, including beaches, are still shut to the global pandemic. While you mightn’t be able to get a picture-perfect beach day in the months ahead, you can, however, turn to the best beach moments featured in movie scenes and TV. Celebrities have, over time, been giving us bikini motivation since it became a thing in the 1950s. 

Some of them tend to stand out more than the rest. This is possible because they made a bold fashion statement or perhaps because it was worn in a movie scene. In honor of summer, we’ve rounded up the best swimsuit movie/TV moments for your perusal. From Pamela Anderson’s famed Baywatch beachwear to Halle Berry as a Bond girl in Die Another day, where she rocked a perfectly cut orange bikini, do consider this an inspiration for a sunning season. Enjoy!

#1 Elizabeth Taylor as Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer

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#2 Brigitte Bardot as Jill in A Very Private Affair

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#3 Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder in Dr. No

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#4 Annette Funicello as Dolores in Beach Party

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#5 Sally Field as Gidget in Gidget

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#6 Raquel Welch as Loana inOne Million Years B.C.

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#7 Pam Grier as Coffy in Coffy

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#8 Jaclyn Smith as Kelly Garrett in Charlie’s Angels

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#9 Bo Derek as Jenny Hanley in 10

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#10 Phoebe Cates as Linda Barrett in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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#11 Pamela Anderson as CJ Parker in Baywatch

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#12 Salma Hayek as Santánico Pandemonium in From Dusk till Dawn

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#13 Christina Ricci as Dedee Truitt in The Opposite of S*x

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#14 Tara Reid as Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski

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#15 Denise Richards as Kelly Lanier Van Ryan in Wild Things

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#16 Halle Berry as Jinx in Die Another Day

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#17 Mika Boorem, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Bosworth, and Sanoe Lake as Penny Chadwick, Eden, Anne Marie Chadwick, and Lena in Blue Crush

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#18 Demi Moore as Madison Lee in Charlie’s Angel: Full Throttle

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#19 Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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#20 Rachel McAdams as Allie Hamilton in The Notebook

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#21 Jessica Alba as Sam in Into the Blue

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#22 Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens as Faith, Brit, Cotty, and Candy in Spring Breakers

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#23 Kristen Bell as Leigh London in The Lifeguard

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