10 Best On-Screen Bikini Moments

Already dreaming of the sand, the waves, and the gorgeous beach bods? SPOT.ph starts the summer by listing down 10 of the best bikini moments from TV and the movies.

With summer scorching its way into our stratosphere, it's only natural for anybody confined to their 9-to 5 jobs to daydream the humdrum away with thoughts of the beach: the sand, the surf, and the half-naked people frolicking in the waves.

SPOT.ph turns up the heat as we count down the10 best bikini moments from TV and the movies.


#10 Bikini girl on American Idol

In an attempt to stand out from the crowd, model Katrina Darell decided to show up at the Season 8 auditions clad in a skimpy pink bikini. Against the wishes of judge Kara DioGuardi, the flirtatious femme still got a golden ticket, obviously not because of her incredible rendition of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love." Months after her swift elimination in Hollywood, bikini girl came back for the season finale only to get served by a daring DioGuardi.


#9 Ali Larter's whipped cream bikini in Varsity Blues

Ever wondered why James Van Der Beek never made it big after his Dawson's Creek days? That's because he passed on Ali Larter's Southern-style ice cream sundae, and by that we mean her whipped cream-covered privates with matching cherries on top. Is anybody up for dessert?



#8 Jessica Alba dives Into the Blue

Do you remember what happened in the 2005 movie Into the Blue? Neither do we. But what we do recall is Jessica Alba diving into water with her snug two-piece suit. Those underwater scenes most definitely got us interested in marine biology, if you get what we mean.



#7 Fatal Fembot bikinis from Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Ever since Weird Science's Kelly LeBrock emerged from a geek lab in nothing but her artificial birthday suit, people's perceptions of female robots (fembots) changed for the better. In 1997, director Jay Roach breathed life back into these sexy machines by dressing them up in metallic bikinis fully equipped with automatic guns.



#6 Bond girls in bikinis

From Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder in Dr. No) to Halle Berry (Jinx Johnson in The World is Not Enough) to Caterina Murino (Solange Dimitrios in Casino Royale), you can be sure that if 007 is on the beach, there's always a bikini-clad Bond girl destined to emerge from the salty water, in slow motion, ready for some serious action.


#5 Baywatch

Those who grew up watching this show in the '90s know that Baywatch is all about the perilous lives that lifeguards lead for the sake of protecting people… NOT. Mostly, it's about half-naked men and women running across the sand, getting wet, and performing mouth-to-mouth on drowning victims or on each other. The show made Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, and Carmen Electra household names with their orange ultra-high-(and low!)cut maillots and occasional bikini sightings.



#4 Bo Derek's beach run in 10

It took a tight yellow swimsuit and a head covered in swinging cornrows for a then unknown Bo Derek to break the hotness scale at a whopping 11. Her iconic beach run in this sexy romantic comedy made her a '70s sex symbol and the benchmark for seductive beach-running for the next few decades.

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#3 Carrie Fischer's golden bikini in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

What self-respecting geek wouldn't slaver over Princess Leia after she traded in her imperial cinnamon buns and Alderaan garbs for that sleek metallic bikini she wore in Jabba the Hutt's inner sanctum? As alluring as it may have looked on her, the princess still kicked Tatooine behind as she strangled that gargantuan blob into fatal submission using a chain... kinky. That is a mouthful of geekspeak only reserved for this empyrean vision of beauty.


#2 The girls of Temptation Island

With no food, no water, nor any sign of rescue, what's left for four stranded pageant queens and a maid to do but dance in nothing but their bikinis and soaked, tattered dresses? That hilariously iconic scene, coupled with other equally priceless on-screen moments (e.g. the women posing with a giant ice cream cone in the middle of the dessert and the rub-a-dub-dub scene, sexily removing their panties to catch fish in ), made Joey Gosiengfiao's Temptation Island an instant cult classic.


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#1 Phoebe Cates's red bikini in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Puberty in the '80s would never be complete without that image getting seared into young men's heads. Yes, that very scene where a dripping wet Phoebe Cates steps out from the pool and bares it all in this Cameron Crowe classic. Of course this was only part of a dirty fantasy sequence, but it was enough to make Cates and her flashy red suit a subject of sexy remakes and music video parodies for years to come.



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