Head tossed back, electric smile, feathered locks cascading over that red bathing suit—Farrah Fawcett’s iconic poster sold over 12 million copies and defined the ‘70s.
Six months after it was released, Fawcett premiered in the braless detective romp Charlie’s Angels and a television star was born.
After one season, however, she inexplicably left the show. Rumor had it that hubby Lee Majors from The Six Million Dollar Man wanted wifey home nights to make dinner. Majors’ next blunder was asking pal Ryan O’Neal to check in on Fawcett while he was out of town.
Fawcett dumped Majors and never looked back, happily joining the O’Neal clan maelstrom. Years later, she surprised critics with her dramatic chops in The Burning Bed and Extremities. But her most heartbreaking on-screen work was in Farrah’s Story, the documentation of her battle with and ultimate death from cancer.
Here she is in the cult classic Myra Breckinridge, where she has a lesbian scene with the legendary Racquel Welch.
Fawcett has appeared nude in several films, most notably in Extremities where she’s violated by an aggressive home intruder and Saturn 3, which is a weird campy space movie where she looks stunning (and a little bit like Olivia Wilde).
Also included below are are braless nipples in Charlies Angel’s and Cannonball Run. And of course, her famous Playboy photo shoot too!