Unconventional Cleavage

Everyone loves cleavage! Here are some famous, though perhaps, unconventional examples.

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Lara Croft is not only the archaeologist who rescues the world’s historical relics in the video game Tomb Raider but one of the first lead video game characters to be coined “sexy.” This title was  solidified when, in 2001, Angelina Jolie played Croft in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” making utilitarian pants and tight shirts the epitome of hot. Proving her domination, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” had the largest opening for a movie headlined by a woman.

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But Lara was not the first super heroine. In 1942, Sheena Queen of the Jungle was the first woman with her own comic book title. Ranked 59th in the “100 Sexiest Women in Comics” by Comic Buyer’s Guide, Sheena and her leopard bikini inspired television shows, movies and the song “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” by the Ramones.

When “Le Divorce” came out in 2003, Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts weren’t the focus of all the poster designs. In fact, this Merchant Ivory film decided to take a different and controversial approach: décolleté that included the Eifel Tower.

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But “Le Divorce” is long way from Howard Hughes’ movie “The Outlaw.” By highlighting a young Jane Russell’s bosom both on the screen and on the movie poster, “The Outlaw” was only open for 1 week in 1943 after the censorship authority wing of The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America decided to close the picture.

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