This week, we honor classic beauty, Esther Williams.

This real life mermaid made her debut on the silver screen in a truly unique way. Known as 'aquamusicals,' Williams was a competitive swimmer turned aquatic fantasy actress that captivated audiences with her beauty and dazzling synchronized swimming stunts during the 1940s and 1950s.

Nicknamed the "million dollar mermaid," after catching the attention of MGM talent scouts, the talented swimmer would soon help the motion picture agency to create epic water world films that always came in among the top grossing movie features for five years in a row straight.