Farrah Fawcett's Famous Swimsuit Headed to Smithsonian
The 1976 poster sold an estimated 12 million copies.
Fawcett's famous suit headed to Smithsonian (Getty Images)
The red swimsuit Farrah Fawcett wore in an iconic 1976 poster, along with other items from her career, will be presented Wednesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington by her long-time partner Ryan O'Neal.
"The donation will include the red swimsuit, an original copy of the swimsuit poster, a leather-bound book of Fawcett's personal copies of scripts for the first season of 'Charlie's Angels,' a Fawcett swimsuit jigsaw puzzle, a "Farrah Phenomenon" 1976 edition of TV Guide, a 'Charlie's Angels' 1976 edition of Time magazine, an original 1977 Farrah Fawcett doll and a 'Farrah's Glamour Center' hairstyling toy," the museum's website said.
Fawcett was a style juggernaut the second half of the 1970s. Her poster sold an estimated 12 million copies and her feathered hairstyle became all the rage.
After her one-season run on "Charlie's Angels," a show long on cheesecake and tight-fitting outfits, she later established herself as a serious actress.
She starred as a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed."
She appeared on stage as a woman who exacts vengeance from a would-be rapist in William Mastrosimone's play "Extremities," a performance she reprised on film in 1986.
Other Fawcett films include "Logan's Run" (1976), "Saturn 3" (1980), "The Cannonball Run" (1981), "The Apostle" (1997) and the Robert Altman-directed "Dr. T and the Women" (2000).
Fawcett died in 2009 from cancer at age 62.