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    • During her years as a Mouseketeer on Walt Disney's The Mickey Mouse Club, Annette's on-screen and off-screen personalities were the same. Disney was always protective of her image, that of the absolute embodiment of the 1950s girl-next-door ideal, and several years later, it was he who persuaded Annette not to wear a bikini in the beach movies she starred in, but to opt for a modest one-piece instead. As her roles in the beach films continued, Annette changed to two-piece swimwear, but followed Disney's advice and chose bikinis that did not expose her belly button.