Last year’s Sports Illustrated cover girl, Brooklyn Decker, is poised to make her big screen debut in Just Go With It, a rom-com starring Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.
It’s been a pretty good year for the 23-year-old. After her memorable appearance in a teeny yellow bikini last February, she was Women’s Health’s pick for Best Summer Body of the year and Esquire’s 2010 Sexiest Woman Alive. She has since appeared on a number of magazine covers (including, we assume, the upcoming 2011 SI Swimsuit Issue), talk shows and now film.
It’s not a new trajectory for one of SI’s cover girls, however. Numerous bikini babes have appeared on screen: in well-known films such as Batman & Robin (1997), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) and Love & Basketball (2000) as well as those of lesser fame like Necessary Roughness (1991), Blow Dry (2001) and Girl 6 (1996), which upon first glance seem like films of a certain genre (though they’re not).
As Mrs. Andy Roddick gets ready to face the critics, we wanted to pay tribute to her fellow swimsuit models who have also graced the big screen. All photos courtesy of SI.com.