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Halle and Ursula voted top for swimwear

30th June 2011 Print

Dr No, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, has topped the ‘best swimwear scene’ in a film poll conducted by beachwear specialists Trixan Body.

Ursula Andress emerging from the water in her white bikini with seawater pouring from her body stands out for nearly a quarter of those polled while a further 10 per cent of respondents think Halle Berry’s homage to the Dr No scene in Die Another Day is their favourite.

Top 10 bikini scenes:

1 - Dr No: Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) stepping out of the sea in her white bikini
2 - Die Another Day: Jinx (Halle Berry) is noticed by James Bond through some binoculars as she comes out of the sea.
3 - Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) rising out of the sea on a jet ski tooting an uzi.
4 - Dukes of Hazard: Daisy Duke (Jessica Simpson) obtaining information from a policeman in her pink bikini.
5 - Bridget Jones, The Edge of Reason: Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) on the beach in Thailand after inadvertently taking magic mushrooms.
6 - 10: Jenny Hanley (Bo Derek) running on the beach in slow motion
7 - From here to Eternity: Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) kissing First Sergeant Milton Warden (Burt Lancaster) on the beach
8 - Return of the Jedi: Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) wearing a metallic bikini
9 - Point Break: Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) in many surfing scenes
10 - Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me: Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham) taking off her wetsuit to reveal her bikini

A coming of age...
On opposite ends of the spectrum are the 18-24 year olds and the 65 and above. Not surprisingly, 20 per cent of 18-24 year olds picked action movie Tomb Raider as the film with the most iconic swimwear scene. Whereas the over 65’s opted for the more traditional swimwear scene picking Ursula Andress seductively stepping out the sea.

Location, location, location...
Where the respondents reside in the country seems to have a huge impact, with people from Glasgow clashing with Londoners. Glaswegians opted for Daisy Duke in Dukes of Hazzard whereas London residents chose Die Another Day. It’s also interesting to see that Fastimes at Ridgemont High, a film that continually tops the votes in bikini movies for the infamous red two-piece, doesn’t seem to have had an effect on many, with respondents instead choosing scenes such as Borat in his Mankini in Borat and Virginie Ledoyen in The Beach.

Alicky Brown, Head Buyer at Trixan Body states “Women look to swimwear scenes in movies for inspiration whereas the results from Trixan Body clearly show men opt for the entertainment more.

“Many of the swimsuits from movies have become iconic pieces in their own right. Ursula Andress and Halle Berry symbolise the confident, curvaceous beach look with a striking white bikini that remains a staple of women’s summer high fashion.”

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