In honor of the 70th anniversary of the bikini, Swimwear 365 commissioned a survey of 2,000 women to find out who was the "hottest bikini babe" of all time. Shockingly, none of the top three rocked an ab crack.
These brave 2,000 women chose as their winner someone who could make any woman's sexuality fluid: Raquel Welch.
Welch became an instant star when she wore that fur bikini in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. Ray Harryhausen, the man who created the dinosaur puppets for the film, has said that while Welch was on set, she would take her nail scissors to cut her bikini even shorter. Thanks, girl.
The runners-up to Welch were also classic movie icons. The number two spot went to Ursula Andress, who wore a knife bikini in James Bond's Dr. No.
Andress famously emerges from the water singing like a darling before pulling her knife on dude like a bad-ass. This scene was later recreated by Halle Berry in Die Another Day, but in orange, 'cause a girl has to make a look her own.
In third place we have the woman whose hourglass could stop time, one of the most classic babes, Marilyn Monroe.
Other top 10 winners included Kelly Brook, Michelle Keegan, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Lopez, but none of our modern stars could crack that top three. Congratulations, Raquel, its been fifty years and no thigh-gap, ab-crack, paper-waist model has been able to dethrone you.
And to the rest of ya'll, you're all beautiful and I love you. First to DM bikini pics wins the even more prestigious Myka Fox Might Become a Lesbian Bikini Babe Award.