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Top bikini icon of all time is...

india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 12:00 IST

It seems that the figure of yesteryears Bond girl Ursula Andress in a bikini sequence is still entrenched in the minds of people, as the actress emerged as the ultimate bikini icon of all time, in a poll carried out by Yahoo search.

Andress stepping out of the sea in the Bond Film Dr No got 21 percent of the votes, closely followed by another Bond babe, Halle Berry with 10 percent, holding the number two slot in joint place with Marilyn Monroe.

Results hinted that people seem to consider the healthier, more rounded female form to be the most attractive in a bikini with Pamela Anderson, Jane Fonda and Bo Derek all coming top of their respective decades.

"The image of Ursula is iconic and has impressed generations of men and women for several decades - however, it seems that the new way to show your body confidence is to go completely nude in some cases! Maybe in 20 years time we might consider the bikini as being really prudish - the same way that the Victorian bathing suit is now viewed!," Lisa Rodwell, Marketing Director of Yahoo! Search, was quoted by Femalefirst, as saying.