The woman who made water cool before Michael Phelps ever came around, Esther Williams, died Thursday at the age of 91, reports the New York Times.
As we all know, swimsuits are a highly-charged issue. But, kids, if you're wary, this is your year: It's all about glam and flattering Old Hollywood looks that Marilyn — or you — would happily sport.
Esther "Bathing Beauty" Williams is not only still alive, she's still swimming! The woman who made synchronized swimming oh-so-glamorous had Diane Sawyer over for a swim recently and said to her, "We're a couple of troopers, aren't we? We both stayed so pretty. Isn't that the best part?". Um, obvs. [ABC News]