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The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Covers  

Maggie Coen
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List of the most memorable Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Magazine covers, featuring the coolest photographs, sexiest celebrity shots, and most innovative designs ever to hit newsstands. To see all of the girls in one slideshow click here. These best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers span the entire history of the publication, and provide a good overview of the stories and issues Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has covered over the years. Iconic magazine covers capture images of historic and cultural landmarks that persist in the collective consciousness.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was first published on January 20, 1964, featuring a cover with model Babette March. Athletes, models, and even singers have posed on the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover, including sexy Anna Kournikova, Rebecca Romijn in a bikini, and Brooklyn Decker. The best-selling issue was released in 1989 for the 25th Anniversary, featuring Kathy Ireland on the cover.

This list includes rare Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers and hard-to-find classic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition covers as well as the most popular and famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition magazine covers. The stars, politicians, athletes, and other famous and influential figures on magazine covers document major world events and news stories that have held public attention over the years.

Ever evolving fashion, technology, and societal trends influence the art and design of magazine covers, but Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition also has a signature font, layout, and style that has come to represent the magazine as an institution. You won't a more comprehensive collection of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition magazine covers. Vote for the vintage Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition magazine covers with the most attractive design, most memorable or important news stories, or that you best remember and recognize. Missing your favorite? Add it to the list!

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Genevieve Morton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Covers
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - October 2011
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Petra Nemcova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Covers
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - March 2008

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Bar Refaeli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Covers
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - January 2009

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Covers
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - June 1997

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