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    • Bikini-clad Marina Foïs in the French comedy RRRrrrr!!!, 2004.
    • Jessica Simpson in The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005, wearing a pink bikini.
    • Kate Upton, flaunting a white bikini in The Other Woman, 2014.
    • Salma Hayek wearing nothing but a black bikini in From Dusk Till Dawn, 1996.
    • An iconic Princess Leia scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983.
    • Back in the day, when the bikini had just caught on. Manina, the Girl in the Bikini, 1952.
    • Beach scene from The Notebook, 2004, featuring Rachel McAdams.
    • Bikini-clad Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, 2003.
    • Black and white: Cameron Diaz and Demi Moore sporting bikinis in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, 2003.
    • Sex symbol Marilyn Monroe in Something's Got to Give, 1962.
    • Brooke Shields as  Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon, 1980.
    • Halle Berry's bikini look in Die Another Day, 2002.
    Bikini-clad Marina Foïs in the French comedy RRRrrrr!!!, 2004.

    Summer is a fitting time of the year to celebrate the alluring women's swimsuit, which gained prominence in 1946 and has since become an indispensable female clothing item and a true feast for the eyes.

    5 July marks International Bikini Day, celebrating the popular women's staple wear for the beach, originally designed by French couturier Louis Reard 75 years ago.

    Named after the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, which used to be a nuclear test site, the bathing suit itself became a bombshell in the swimwear industry for women.

    To celebrate the sultry two-piece swimsuit, Sputnik invites you to relive 12 iconic "bikini moments" in movies.

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