Young ladies were promenading up and down the sand in their fashionable bathing dresses complete with sailor collars and bloomers, throwing aside their sense of modesty and showing their calves to the appreciative men.. people began pointing, women started screaming and parent's hurried to cover their children's eyes. There on the shore stood a confident young woman, resplendent in a man's bathing costume - a skin tight one piece, black suit with legs that ended well above her knees. Annette Kellerman was her name, a female superstar who existed long before Kylie or Elle, she scandalised the world, all because she dared to bare her body in public in an era of prudishness; this freethinker who held such radical opinions about what women were capable of. A true inspiration...

pics via annette kellerman - google images


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