Skip to comments.Sylvia Kristel, star of 'Emmanuelle', dies
Posted on 10/18/2012 6:42:55 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred in the 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle, has died aged 60.
"She died during the night during her sleep," her agent, Marieke Verharen, told the AFP news agency.
The actress, who had cancer, was admitted to hospital in July after suffering a stroke.
Emmanuelle, which told the story of a sexually promiscuous housewife, spawned numerous sequels and played in a cinema on the Champs-Elysees for 11 years.
Released in 1974, the soft-focus French film was one of the first erotic movies to be shown in mainstream cinemas.'
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What a beautiful woman and not a bad actress. RIP My Darling!!!!!!!!!!!
Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rot is a poor legacy.
I would say she suffered enough in the last ten years with her cancer.
“I would say she suffered enough in the last ten years with her cancer.”
Sad but irrelevant. The cancer on society that she had a role in promoting lives on.
I hope Christ found her. This isn’t the end.
By today’s standards her movies would be PG-13.................
radical feminism started with the full onslaught of women as objects.....thx for nothing..
Wasn’t she in the film adaptation of Rochelle, Rochelle?
Seriously, I hope she was right with God before she passed.
She'd be considered too "flat" and would need massive amounts of plastic surgery to appeal to the modern masses.
An absolutely gorgeous woman . . . stunning. The closer the camera got to her, the prettier she got.
Don’t know about her private life though. Did she have any children?
RIP and hope she got right with God before she died.
I could be wrong though since it was dubbed like a Japanese monster movie and I fast forwarded through any scene that had talking.
I recall seeing it when it came out at the Fairvilla theater in Orlando. I found it somewhat tedious. Certainly not enough nudity to compensate for the level of boredom it induced.
You couldn’t have dragged me to see any of the sequels.
Like most of the “soft porn” titles of the early 70s, the film was a sensation when it came to theatres but died a quick death in the U.S. It then became late night filler on channels like Cinemax along with the spin-offs that would come out every few years.
Their scandalous nature was their only selling point but they became an introduction to harder porn for many that flourished once the VCR was common.
Who knows where that took Ms. Kristel personally or spiritually but the legacy of porn has done a great deal of damage to a great many women.
Thanks for the flashback to a youth spent trying to watch scrambled porn.
Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rotHow would you know? Did it affect you when you watched? Did anyone force you to watch what you didn't want to see? Did you like it and that's what bothers you most?
I thought so.
unfiltered Gauloise Ciggies killed her...a fine brand actually... as they have many freepers...not promiscuity...who even knows if she was...that stuff she did was laughably tame
Her big relationship was Ian McShane...Swearingin to Deadwood fans
RIP to her gauze lensed memory
She was smoking hot, even in the later films.
“Promoting promiscuity, moral decay and cultural rot
How would you know? Did it affect you when you watched? Did anyone force you to watch what you didn’t want to see? Did you like it and that’s what bothers you most?
I thought so.”
What bothers me are jackazzes who celebrate the lives of those whose most notable achievements are damaging to society. Sorry you are grieving for some sleazy actress but her work helped make sex in movies mainstream. As someone else posted, her movies would now be considered PG13. That’s the point. Back then they were considered a form of porn, now its the norm as is all forms of deviancy, promiscuity, out of wedlock births, etc. Where do you think all this comes from? How did we get to this point? Ask yourself that.