The Hottest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of The 80s People

The Hottest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of The 80s

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List Criteria: Supermodels and actresses from the 80s famous for wearing bikinis. Shots must be from 1980-1989.

Something happened in the 80s with the swimwear on actresses and supermodels.  The harnessing of this particular phenomenon made celebrities out of some of the women on this list, and helped pave the way for what the hottest bikini bodies of the 90s would be wearing. Brands such as Speedo and Body Glove began to take cues from Brazilian culture. Experiments with bright colored neon, animal prints, and nylon spandex became conventions that typified the decade. Moreover, the high rise bikini bottom grew into a massive fashion trend that introduced more women to the dreaded bikini wax. Compounding this new look was the evolving aesthetic being sold in magazines as more athletic and statuesque figures adorned their covers. Many man cave walls had posters hung on them featuring these ladies back in the day. Who were the women that pioneered this two-piece trend, and wore it the best back in the 1980s? Do you like 80s swimsuits? then you'll like this page a ton!


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    Kathy Ireland
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    Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland is an American model, actress, author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, "kathy ireland Worldwide", which has made ...more

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    Paulina Porizkova is a Czech-born model and actress, who holds dual U.S. and Swedish citizenship. At 18 years old, in 1984, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was the second woman to be featured on the swimsuit issue's front ...more

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    Heather Anne Thomas is an American actress, screenwriter, author and political activist, who co-starred as Jody Banks on the TV series The Fall Guy.more

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    Phoebe Cates Kline, better known as Phoebe Cates, is an American film actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is known for her roles in several 1980s films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins.more

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    Christie Brinkley is an American model and actress. Brinkley gained worldwide fame beginning in the late 1970s with three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers through 1981. She spent twenty five years as the face of CoverGirl, has appeared on over 500 magazine covers, and has signed ...more

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    Stephanie Michelle Seymour is an American model and actress. Seymour has modeled for many notable fashion magazines and designers and has posed for several well-known photographers including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Gilles Bensimon and Mario Testino.more

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    Heather Deen Locklear is an American actress, known for her television roles as Sammy Jo Carrington on Dynasty, Officer Stacy Sheridan on T.J. Hooker, Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place and Caitlin Moore on Spin City. She had a recurring role on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland and a main role on the ...more

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    Samantha Karen "Sam" Fox is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model. In 1983, at age 16, she began appearing on Page 3 of The Sun, and continued as a Page 3 girl until she was 20. During this time, she became the most popular pin-up girl of her era, as well as one of ...more

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    Brandi Brandt is an American model and actress, who was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for October 1987.more

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    Cynthia Ann "Cindy" Crawford is an American model. Her success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led to roles in television and film, and to work as a spokesperson. In 1995, Forbes magazine named her the highest paid model on the planet. She was named No. 3 on VH1's 40 Hottest ...more

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    Dian Parkinson is a former American model and hostess on The Price Is Right.more

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    Traci Elizabeth Lords is an American actress, singer, model, writer, producer and director. Born Nora Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, Ohio, she first achieved notoriety for her underage appearances in pornographic films. Initially landing a job as a nude model at the age of 15, she quickly ventured into ...more

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    Olivia Jane d'Abo is an English actress, singer and songwriter. She is known for her role as Karen Arnold, Kevin Arnold's rebellious teenage hippie sister on The Wonder Years, and recurring villain Nicole Wallace in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.more

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    Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is the founder primary model and creative director for a ...more

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    Victoria Principal is an American actress, author and businesswoman best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1987.more

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    Catherine Bach is an American actress. She is known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard and Margo Dutton in African Skies. In 2012, she joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Anita Lawson.more

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    Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post is an American actress, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1985 to 1992, and as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire ...more

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    Apollonia Kotero is an actress, singer, former model and talent manager of Mexican heritage. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the lead singer in the girl group Apollonia 6.more

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    Victoria Leigh Blum, professionally known by the stage name Tanya Roberts, is an American actress known for her role as Julie Rogers on the fifth and final season of Charlie's Angels and as Midge Pinciotti on That '70s Show.more

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