Happy birthday today to Marilyn Monroe! The Old Hollywood actress and model, who’s best known for her drop-dead gorgeous good looks (and for being a sex symbol), would have been 90 today. Although she unexpectedly passed away in 1962 at age 36, she’s still considered a pop culture icon today.
Perhaps what we love most about Monroe—aside from her showstopper confidence and blond bombshell attitude—was her pin-up style fashion sense. Monroe is remembered for her figure-hugging getups and hip-swinging dresses. She often wore white to play up her blond hair—just like the iconic white, windswept halter dress from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch.
In remembering the actress on her birthday, we rounded up the best vintage photos of the starlet in bikinis. To inspire your summer swimsuit attire, these 11 snapshots of Monroe wearing pin-up style suits will surely have you leaning toward high-waisted bottoms and figure-flattering one-pieces come beach season. See in photos above.