I rarely post about celebrities, but I was mesmerized by some of the photographs in InStyle.com’s feature on “most iconic swimsuits ever” and wanted to share my thoughts.

I might be in the minority, but the old Hollywood stars steal the swimsuit show hands down in my book. And I can’t pinpoint why that is. Perhaps its the visual integrity of black and white photographs. Perhaps it’s my passion for 50’s and 60’s fashion and movies of that era.

More recent stars like Halle Berry, Jessica Simpson, Demi Moore and Jessica Alba also look breathtaking in their swimsuit movie roles. However, there is something special about women’s swimsuit shots taken 50 years ago. Just look at Elizabeth Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Ursula Andress and Raquel Welsh. Their beauty blows me away.

21 Pictures made the iconic swimsuit list. In the spirit of Summer swimsuit fun, take a look and let me know what you think. Elizabeth Taylor is my favourite. Who is yours?

Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity,1953Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly, Last Summer, 1959Ursula Andress, Dr. No,1962Raquel Welch, One Million Years B.C.,1966

Click these thumbnails to see larger images at InStyle.com.