The return of the curves
American actor Raquel Welch has been voted the top beach bikini beauty of all time. Welch, 70, was up against socialite Kim Kardashian, 30, but she topped the poll for the appeal she first displayed in the 1960s and 70s. Debenhams fashion store said its poll showed that curvy bodies were back in vogue.
“Despite a 40-year age gap, the voluptuous shape that Raquel and Kim have in common is coveted by women,” swimwear buyer Sasha Nagalingam said. “And it shows as our sales of gel-filled bust-boosting bikini tops have increased by 430% from last year already,” Nagalingam added. Others in the top 10 are Halle Berry, Beyonce Knowles, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Denise Richards and Brook Shields.