Updated: 10/23/2017 02:00 PM | First Published: 09/08/2017 01:04 PM

Jane Russell, the leading sex symbol of 1940s and 1950s

Jane Russell in a one-piece bathing suit with strategic cutouts. The bathing suit was replacement for Howard Hughes' suggestion of a bikini.
Jane Russell, along with her acting skills is known for her perfect body measurements. She had an hourglass-shaped body with measurements of 38D-24-36 inches which she often flaunted in bikinis and swim wears. Russell is still remembered for wearing this hot bath suit with strategic cutouts in Howard Hughes' movie, The French Line. Russell revealed that she wore the dress as an alternative to Hughes' original suggestion of a bikini.

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