Sylvia Kristel

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Birthday
28, 1952
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 18, 2012 (60)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1952
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 18, 2012 (60)

About

Famous for her title role in several editions of France's Emmanuelle film series, she is also remembered for her performances in the 1980s features Private Lessons, Lady Chatterley's Lover, and Mata Hari.

Before Fame

She started modeling in her late teens and was the 1973 winner of the Miss TV Europe competition.

Trivia

Her 2006 autobiography Nue (English title: Undressing Emmanuelle) details her history of childhood abuse, unhealthy relationships, and drug and alcohol addictions.

Family Life

Born in the Netherlands to Jean-Nicholas and Pietje Kristel, she grew up with a sister named Marianne. During the 1980s, she had two brief marriages; she also had relationships with writer Hugo Claus (with whom she had her only child, Arthur) and actor Ian McShane.

Associated With

Shortly before her death from cancer, Kristel appeared with Andrea Osvart in a TV movie titled The Swing Girls.