The costume, which was burned into every male Gen-X adolescent's mind while watching Return of The Jedi in its original cinematic run in 1983, is a popular geek meme and was famously been referenced on Friends.
Despite becoming an instant sex symbol, however, actress Carrie Fisher said she felt exposed and uncomfortable about the whole experience: "Although being noticed was finally good, it was scary walking around almost naked. The guys didn't seem to notice but I still felt too open. At one point my top fell and I nearly cried."
After years of battling addiction and bipolarism, however, Fisher is now referencing the iconic "metal bikini" in more positive terms as part of her Jenny Craig spokespersonhood: “I would like to have the option of getting back into the metal bikini. I won’t be doing that, but I’d like the option.”