A young Martha Stewart poses in a swimsuit.Nancy Kaszerman/ZUMAPRESS.com
TV personality Martha Stewart arrives for the 2012 New York City Ballet Fall Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York September 20, 2012.Reuters
The Kardashian sisters pose in swimwear.D. Long-Globe Photos Inc.
Elizabeth Hurley models a bikini.Lane Ericcson-PHOTOlink.net
From barely-there bikinis to conservative one-pieces, our friends at Snakkle.com have gathered all the forgotten photos of some of the sexiest actresses and media moguls posing for the camera in swimsuits. Click through to see which celebs modeled swimwear.
Prior to Martha Stewart’s ascent to domestic diva status she supported herself as a model. While Martha would probably pull out her catchphrase – “It’s a good thing” – to describe how she rocked this modest one-piece for a shoot decades ago, she’s probably happier perfecting popovers instead of poses.
The Kardashian sisters
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardshian got comfortable on camera long before they became breakout reality stars. “I love trying out fun new looks!” Khloe once gushed when recalling one of the first photo shoots she did with her three sisters for swimwear designer Ashley Paige way back in 2003 - 10 years ago! The business-savvy sisters recently joined forces with designer Bruno Schiavi and dove into launching the Kardashian Kollection, their clothing line for Sears, which includes their own sexy swimwear styles.
Elizabeth Hurley looks fantastic modeling pieces from the Elizabeth Hurley Beach line she launched in 2005, but she says posing for promotional pictures is far from fun. “Shooting bikinis is now my life, which, as you can imagine, is unmitigated hell. It’s literally torture,” Hurley says, confessing her secret weapons are “nice photographers and a bit of retouching.” Now, Liz says she would like to switch her bikini for a bridal gown and get married to her fiancé Shane Warne, a cricket player. Unfortunately, that’s not as simple as it sounds. “We’d love to [get married], and it’s top of our to-do list, but we just haven’t,” she says. The reason, Hurley explains, is that Warne’s family is in Australia while hers are in England, making planning “logistically quite difficult.”