Four swimsuits used by Annette Kellerman.

Made 1950s

These swimsuits are part of a collection of clothing worn by Annette Kellerman (1886-1975). She became an international celebrity as an endurance swimmer, an entertainer of the vaudeville stage and a star of American silent films. She played a key role in popularising the one-piece swimsuit for women. Although the Museum has a large collection of Kellerman’s performance costumes, she wore these swimsuits after retiring from the stage.

Born in Sydney, Kellerman took up swimming as a child to str...

Summary

A9180
Swimsuits (4), used by Annette Kellerman, 1950s

Production

1950s

Source

Gift of Sydney Opera House Trust Dennis Wolanski Library, 1983

Cite this Object

Four swimsuits used by Annette Kellerman. 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 March 2017, <https://ma.as/203041>
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This object is currently on display in Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman at the Powerhouse Museum
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