Bardot didn't invent the bikini, but she might as well be given credit. She popularized the two-piece when she showed off her curves in the 1956 film, And God Created Woman. While people in the fashion world were busy condemning the bikini, Bardot took it upon herself to widen the appeal of the swimsuit style in Europe and the U.S.
6. Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman (1956)