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.
Amen to that.
And I think her understudy got really upset over dropping her hot dog.
My grandfather’s favorite soft-porn movie.............
Seriously. He had it on VHS.
Putting her in the context of her times, much of her fan base were women, for a very good reason.
At the time, the portrayal of women in the movies was along the lines of “Rat Pack Sleaze”: drunken, stale-cigarette-smoke reeking old men lusting after stupid and flabby women whose only potential in life was to be secretaries, then bloated, alcoholic suburban brood mares until the children were raised, then nothing.
More than anything else, she portrayed a women’s fantasy, that they could travel the world, seeing and doing all sorts of interesting things, with a handsome and wealthy husband or boyfriend who would let them (and fund their) doing what they wanted to do.
The proof of this as fantasy in her early movies was the amount of time spent shopping and traveling in the movie, compared to nudity or sex.
A decade later, a former pornographic movie actress created her own film company, Femme Productions, to “make the kind of porn that women like”, for similar reasons, that women wanted their own pornography, and didn’t much care for the pornography that men preferred.
I get your point. But I and nobody here is celebrating the lady, merely noting the passing of a famous person.
I get your point about the sexualisation of society, but sex is a wonderful thing and should be celebrated. The balance is having a society which celebrates sex, but has sex in an appropriate moral and cultural box so to speak.
A society which regards sex as immoral and the human body as dirty is as screwed up a society where anything goes. NEITHER is at all healthy. A healthy society strikes a balance.
There is nothing wrong with sex and sexuality on film or in any art form, as long as it is not overly explicit (except for porn which is honest in its way and makes clear that it is explicit and is for adults only) and is clearly for an adult audience. And is part of the story/art form, and not done purely for its own sake, a tired attempt to shock.
BTW, thats a fine Christian attitude you have to someone who has died (relatively) young of cancer. Perhaps you should ask your God why he allows people to die in terrible pain of such afflictions. Seems God allowing cancer to exist offends you less than an old 70’s softporn film.
Ian McShane is Lovejoy ... his best work, IMHO.
Constant showing of these movies earned skinemax their nickname. Not many people in this world can say that.
I remember the Emmanuelle flicks on Cinemax late Friday night/early Saturday morning.
There’s worse people still walking around, breathing, and scheming to wreck the country in worse ways than this lady ever did.
Shame that she died.
“Promiscuity, moral decay, and cultural rot” have been with us - and every society - throughout history. She didn’t start it. It’s up to each individual person to chose the path they take in life.
Living in a society that values freedom and liberty comes with the price of occasionally being exposed to things you disagree with.
She was a hottie. RIP.
I’ll give her a tribute fap.