If you can’t get enough of women in bathing suits (like most people), read on. There’s plenty more swimsuit icons to check out!
Tyra Banks was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She was also the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of GQ. Banks’s highly-successful modeling career gave way to movie and television success, including her work with America’s Next Top Model, which was backed by her production company. The beauteous Banks also has her own beauty and fashion website, typeF.com, and has worked on so many other projects it’s impossible to list them all!
Now better known as an actress, the beautiful Rebecca Romijn got her start as model, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1999. Married to Greek hunk John Stamos from 1998 to 2004, Romijn has been hitched to American hunk Jerry O’Connell since 2007. They have twin daughters together.
The stunning German model gained international fame due to her several SI cover appearances, and created a career that includes television hosting, producing, designing and more. Named one of the world’s top-earning models by Forbes in 2011, Klum also worked extensively as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She married English R&B singer Seal in 2005 and spawned some children, however the union ended in 2012. These days, Klum is arguably best known for Project Runway.
One-third of SI’s dream cover team in 1994 along with Elle Macpherson and Kathy Ireland, Rachel Hunter appeared within the magazine’s pages on more than one occasion. She has also acted in television series and in movies, and was known for marrying rocker Rod Stewart, who is 24 years her senior. The couple married in 1990 (when she was 21) and had two children together, but separated in 1999. Their divorce was finalized seven years later.
Czech-born, Porizkova was one of the most highly-coveted models of the 1980s, with her 1984 and 1985 SI covers considered quite iconic. She was, after all, the first Central European woman to appear on the magazine’s cover! The gorgeous model appeared in several videos for rock band The Cars, and in 1989 married frontman Ric Ocasek. They have two children together. She’s even been the subject of numerous rock songs, including ‘Paulina’ by No Doubt.
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