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Sylvia Kristel Dead — ‘Emmanuelle’ Star Dies Of Cancer At 60

Thu, October 18, 2012 11:22am EDT by Chris Rogers Add first Comment
Sylvia Kristel Dead

Erotic film icon Sylvia Kristen sadly passed away on Wednesday Oct. 17 after losing her battle with cancer — how sad.

Sylvia Kristen, who starred in the groundbreaking 1974 film Emmanuelle, died of cancer on Wednesday Oct. 17 at 60 years old.

Sylvia became one of the biggest movie start to emerge from the Netherlands, starring in over 50 international films including sequels to Emmanuelle. 

Sylvia has love to thank for her career as “love dictated what I did,” she said in a 2005 interview.

While casting Emmanuelle, director Just Jaeckin noticed Sylvia’s stark beauty. (Can we all agree that Sylvia looks a lot like Kristen Stewart?)

“When I saw her face, I was thunderstruck,” he said. “I saw a quantity of very beautiful girls.” When he saw Kristel, he immediately knew ,”‘This is Emmanuelle.'”

Our thoughts are with Sylvia’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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