Sylvia Kristel

Born Sep 28, 1952

Sylvia Maria Kristel was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 films, and was best known for playing the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films.

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1952 Birth Born on September 28, 1952.


1973 20 Years Old She entered the Miss TV Europe contest in 1973 and won. … Read More
1974 21 Years Old Kristel gained international attention in 1974 for playing the title character in the softcore film Emmanuelle, which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced. … Read More
1981 28 Years Old Although Private Lessons was one of the highest-grossing independent films of 1981 (ranking #28 in US domestic gross), Kristel reportedly saw none of the profits and continued to appear in movies and last played Emmanuelle in the early 1990s.


1990 37 Years Old In May 1990, she appeared in the television series My Riviera, filmed at her home in Saint-Tropez and offering insights of her life and motivations in an interview with writer-director Michael Feeney Callan.


2001 48 Years Old In 2001, she played a small role in Forgive Me, Dutch filmmaker Cyrus Frisch's debut.


In May 2006, Kristel received an award at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York for directing the animated short film Topor and Me, written by Ruud Den Dryver. … Read More
2012 59 Years Old On 12 June 2012, she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in critical condition. … Read More


2012 60 Years Old Died on October 18, 2012.
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