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Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Stars of the last century in swimsuits

The evolution of beach fashion is fascinating. The models of the 30s and 50s differ from the modern ones in their modesty and restraint. However, for those times, it was a step towards change of great courage. It was a kind of revolution that frightened and attracted at the same time.

OBOZ.UA will take the responsibility to say that the faces of this revolution were the icons of the golden age of Hollywood. You must admit that when it comes to retro swimwear, the image of Marilyn Monroe in high swim trunks and a bandeau bra with a flirty bow in front or Elizabeth Taylor in an exquisite swimsuit immediately comes to mind. In this article, we have collected rare photos of the main stars of the last century in their stylish beach looks.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Marilyn Monroe was indeed an icon of her time, and we imitate her looks even in the 21st century. Many people still consider the actress to be the sex symbol of all time, and this is not surprising. However, it's so nice to watch Marilyn having fun on the beach or by the pool.

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos
Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Elizabeth Taylor

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Another talented beauty who made men fall in love with her all over the world. Her look in a white swimsuit in the film Suddenly, Last Summer by American director Joseph Mankiewicz is striking in its elegance and sexuality. And what a breakthrough it was when Elizabeth Taylor wore a leopard swimsuit!

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Sophia Loren

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

The iconic Italian actress shows us models that are closer to our time. The top photo, for example, was taken in 1965. This seemingly unremarkable black swimsuit could easily be worn by a modern fashionista today. The bottom photo was taken in 1956. The two vertical lines on the swimsuit visually stretch the silhouette, making it even more elegant.

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Raquel Welch

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

The pictures of the American actress on the beach look really very bold for those times. The star's fiery orange bikini stands out against the azure waves of the sea, and the brunette's bright confident look cannot leave anyone indifferent.

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Brigitte Bardot

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

If we say that beach fashion of the 50s is associated with high swimsuits and closed and restrained styles, then this iconic French actress is in a hurry to destroy our ideas. In the 1952 films Le trou normand and The Girl in the Bikini in 1958, she appeared in front of the audience in flirty and, so to speak, "miniature" swimsuits.

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Rita Hayworth

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

And this is how the American-Spanish actress Rita Hayworth posed for an advertisement around 1945.

Elvis Presley

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Not only women are worth talking about when inspired by the atmosphere of vintage beach fashion. Unusual rare photos of the king of rock and roll Elvis Presley by the sea have also survived to this day. In the second photo, the artist poses with actress Joan Blackman on the set of the musical comedy Blue Hawaii.

Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor and others: how Hollywood stars looked in swimsuits and trunks. Rare photos

Earlier, OBOZ.UA showed what Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Margot Robbie and other stars would look like if they were icons of the twentieth century. The corresponding images were created using Photoshop. You can see them here.

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