Esther Jane Williams (1921-08-08 ~ 2013-06-06) was a retired American competitive swimmer and MGM movie star. Williams set multiple national and regional swimming records in her late teens as part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club swim team.
Unable to compete in the 1940 Summer Olympics due the outbreak of World War II, Williams joined Billy Rose's Aquacade, where she took on the role vacated by Eleanor Holm after the show's move from New York City to San Francisco. There, she spent five months swimming alongside Olympic swimmer and Tarzan star, Johnny Weissmuller.
Her slim but powerful figure together with her iconic swimsuit poses has become a major influence on the work we create here at waist.itMore info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Williams
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