8. Joi Lansing

Notable projects: Singin’ In The Rain (1952), The Merry Widow (1952), Touch Of Evil (1958)

Often, bikini photos from back in the black-and-white times aren’t as steamy as today’s swimsuit pics—blame it on the tamer standards of the day, or two-pieces with bottoms akin to granny panties. Yet, have another gander at the picture above; it’d be a standout in any 2012 calendar, no? That’s what Joi Lansing was working with during the 1950s, and exactly why some of Hollywood’s biggest names (including Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, and Dean Martin) found themselves sharing screen time with her.

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