The red swimsuit Farrah Fawcett wore in an iconic 1976 poster, along with other items from her career, will be presented Wednesday to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington by her long-time partner Ryan O'Neal.
Fawcett was a style juggernaut the second half of the 1970s. Her poster sold an estimated 12 million copies and her feathered hairstyle became all the rage.
After her one-season run on "Charlie's Angels," a show long on cheesecake and tight-fitting outfits, she later established herself as a serious actress.
She starred as a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed."
She appeared on stage as a woman who exacts vengeance from a would-be rapist in William Mastrosimone's play "Extremities," a performance she reprised on film in 1986.
Other Fawcett films include "Logan's Run" (1976), "Saturn 3" (1980), "The Cannonball Run" (1981), "The Apostle" (1997) and the Robert Altman-directed "Dr. T and the Women" (2000).
Fawcett died in 2009 from cancer at age 62.