In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr.No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.This photograph was taken at a benefit for the “Thalian’s Ball” on August 29, 1955 at Ciro’s in Hollywood and shows them in a non-combative mood.The sexually ambiguous Dean may have been set up on dates with Andress by the studio publicity department.— Famke’s feisty henchwoman is both terrifying and titillating.Bond first encounters the Soviet villainess during a high-speed race in the hills above Monte Carlo, with Bond’s Aston Martin nose to nose with her Ferrari.
But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result.Diamonds are Forever, 1969The plot of this 007 film may be hazy, and Bond himself is surprisingly reserved (not one martini! The bombshell, who began acting at the age of 6, spends the majority of the film prancing around in a variety of bikinis as diamond smuggler Tiffany.Named after the jewelry store she was born in, Tiffany makes the list as the first American Bond Girl.Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” (which against all logic, even had a title song), and “The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.” The word became an important marketing tool.A very early Bardot film, “La fille sans voile,” had been titled in English as “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter.” But after she and the bathing suit became famous, the film got a U. release under the new title “The Girl in the Bikini.” Mon dieu.