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15 Vintage Style Icons Who Knew How To Rock A Swimsuit

It might not feel like it, but summer is nearly upon us, and with that comes the annual search for the perfect swimsuit. So whether you're dying to show off your figure in an itsy-bitsy bikini, or looking for a flattering one-piece suit, let these photos of old Hollywood's most glamorous sex symbols inspire you with their cool style and body confidence.

Marilyn Monroe, 1951
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Rita Hayworth, 1944
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Diana Ross, 1970
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Stella Stevens, 1960
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Virginia Mayo, 1945
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Sharon Tate, 1965
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Ann Blyth, 1950
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Natalie Wood, 1965
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Dorothy Malone, 1955
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Betty Grable, 1940
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Elizabeth Taylor, 1959
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Raquel Welch, 1966
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Janis Paige, 1955
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Brigitte Bardot, 1953
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Tuesday Weld, 1960
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Celeb Bikini Pre-1970