ByMark Newton, writer at Creators.co
Movie Pilot Associate Editor. Email: [email protected]
Mark Newton

We recently showed Kate Upton gracing the front cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit special, but of course she wasn't the first busty babe to reach these lofty modelling heights. So, in her honor, here are the last 50 years of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers. One thing is certainly for sure: Swimsuits have got smaller and camera quality has improved. Explore the vast history of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 'Issues below:

1955 – Betty di Bugnano

1964 – Babette March

1965 – Sue Peterson

1966 – Sunny Bippus

1967 – Lynn Tindall

1968 – Turia Mau

1969 – Jamee Becker

1970 – Cheryl Tiegs

1971 – Tannia Rubiano

1972 – Sheila Roscoe

1973 – Dayle Haddon

1974 – Ann Simonton

1975 – Cheryl Tiegs

1976 – Yvette & Yvonne Sylvander

1977 – Lena Hansbod

1978 – Maria Joao

1979 – Christie Brinkley

1980 – Christie Brinkley

1981 – Christie Brinkley

1982 – Carol Alt

1983 – Cheryl Tiegs

1984 – Paulina Porizkova

1985 – Paulina Porizkova

1986 – Elle Macpherson

1987 – Elle Macpherson

1988 – Elle Macpherson

1989 – Kathy Ireland

1990 – Judit Masco

1991 – Ashley Montana

1992 – Kathy Ireland

1993 – Vendela Kirsebom

1994 – Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson & Rachel Hunter

1995 – Daniela Pestova

1996 – Valeria Mazza & Tyra Banks

1997 – Tyra Banks

1998 – Heidi Klum

1999 – Rebecca Romijn-Stamos

2000 – Daniela Pestova

2001 – Elsa Benitez

2002 – Yamila Diaz-Rahi

2003 – Petra Nemcova

2004 – Veronica Varekova

2005 – Carolyn Murphy

2006 – Veronica Varekova, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Rachel Hunter, Daniela Pestova, Elsa Benitez, Carolyn Murphy & Yamila Diaz-Rahi

2007 – Beyonce Knowles

2008 – Marisa Miller

2009 – Bar Refaeli

2010 – Brooklyn Decker

2011 – Irina Shayk

2012 – Kate Upton (via Sports Illustrated)


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