Dame Barbara Windsor’s Carry On Camping bikini to be auctioned


The bikini worn by Dame Barbara Windsor in Carry On Camping is going to be up for auction.

The garment was worn by the late actress in a famous scene from the 1969 film, which showed her bikini top flying off in the middle of a workout.

The chartreuse cotton terrycloth bikini is sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions and is priced between £ 800 and £ 1,200.

Dame Barbara Windsor passed away last year (Ian West / PA)

Dame Barbara, known for her work in the films Carry On and EastEnders, died in December at the age of 83 after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

An image of the scene in Carry On Camping was included in the order of service for his funeral, along with his quote: “This photo will follow me to the end.”

Her husband Scott Mitchell wrote below: “Yeah !!! Rest in peace my darling Bar, my love forever Scott xx.

According to Kerry Taylor Auctions, the wardrobe department at Carry On Camping allegedly ordered duplicate bikinis for the film, but this is the only known example to have survived after being rescued from a trash can during the inventory liquidation. ‘a costume designer decades ago.

Remnants of the fishing line used to pull Dame Barbara’s bikini away in the risky scene can still be seen sewn into the front of the top, the auction house said.

The proceeds from the sale are donated by the seller to the Alzheimer Society.

The bra modeled by a model
The bikini will go on sale June 15 (Kerry Taylor Auctions / PA)

Kate Lee, CEO of the charity, said: “Dame Barbara Windsor inspired so many when she spoke about her diagnosis of dementia and we are incredibly grateful to have had her and her husband Scott, for the unwavering support of what they have accomplished for those affected has been truly impressive.

“This bikini is an iconic item of an iconic woman.”

She added, “It’s fantastic that such an iconic item continues the legacy of Dame Barbara to support people with dementia, and we are touched by the generosity of the seller.

The bikini will be sold on June 15.


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