When it comes to hot stars in bathing suits on-screen, less is typically—but not always—more. Click through our gallery of cinema swimwear, and prepare yourself for that “gotta hit the gym” urge.
As Honey Ryder, Bond bombshell Ursula Andress set the bar for bodacious, bikini-bedecked beach babes when she emerged, tan and shapely, from the waves in a white two-piece complete with knife belt accessory.
Die Another Day
Following in the 'Dr. No' star's sandy footsteps, Halle Berry was more a blessing than a curse on-screen as Bond girl “Jinx,” paying tribute to Andress as she exited the surf in a holstered bikini—orange this time.
Bond flipped the script this time, as the über-toned superspy himself emerged from the surf in a short, tight pair of aqua-blue swim trunks that perfectly matched his baby blues.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
It was puberty that came fast for boys everywhere when Linda Barrett (Phoebe Cates) popped her red bikini top on the diving board in Brad Hamilton’s (Judge Reinhold) summer daydream, a scene that has been endlessly imitated.
Even panicked and covered in blood, Blake Lively rocked that bikini as she battled a monstrous shark. It was a gift from fashion designer Tory Burch.
The duo reunited after 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' for nearly two hours of flaunting their beach bods on the big screen. Production on the Gold Coast of Australia was delayed due to an infestation of jellyfish.
You're not truly bad until you've been arrested in your two-piece, as the party-hopping coeds in Harmony Korine's controversial "beach noir" drama are before being bailed out by James Franco's weird DJ, Alien.
One Million Years B.C.
The animal-skin number was tagged in the movie’s slogan as “mankind’s first bikini” – and Raquel Welch wore it well as a Stone Age sexpot who got even the dinosaurs roarin’.
Into the Blue
"At times, 'Into the Blue' seems to exist solely to show off Jessica Alba's body," one critic sniped – though intended as criticism, no doubt more than a few male moviegoers were interested less in the storyline than in seeing a 12-foot-tall, half-naked Alba.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
It's the first of Kristen Bell's movies on this list, in which she starred opposite Russell Brand and Jason Segal as the titular TV star Sarah Marshall, who goes vacationing in Hawaii.
All eyes were on Margot Robbie and Rodrigo Santoro as a billionaire motorsports team owner and his girlfriend in this con-caper flick.
Whether Kate Bosworth was hanging 10 or hanging with her sun-kissed costars (including Michelle Rodriguez) in this surf-contest drama, we're going to give them all a "10."
On the Tahiti-set 'Couples Retreat,' swimwear was the costume du jour for the cast, including Kristen Bell, Malin Ackerman, Kristin Davis and Carlos Ponce as amorous yoga teacher Salvatore.
The Big Lebowski
Tara Reid's con woman in a bikini, Bunny, might have come across like a complete ditz but as Lebowski's trophy wife, she and her painted toes get the whole caper rolling in this 1998 Coen brothers classic.
We'd happily hang with Channing Tatum and Olivia Munn on the beach any day. Where's our invite?
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