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Sylvia Maria Kristel

Birthplace: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Death: October 17, 2012 (60)
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Cancer)
Place of Burial: Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Nicolaas Kristel and Pietje Hendrika Lamme
Wife of Hugo Maurice Julien Claus and Philippe Blot
Ex-wife of Alan Turner
Ex-partner of Ian McShane
Mother of Private

Occupation: Actress, actrice, wereldberoemd om rol als Emanuelle
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Sylvia Kristel

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  • Actrice, wereldberoemd vanwege haar rol als Emanuelle.

Sylvia Maria Kristel (28 September 1952 – 18 October 2012) was a Dutch actress who performed in over 50 films, and played the lead character in four of the seven Emmanuelle films.

From Sylvia Kristel obituary

She was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, where her parents ran a hotel. In her 2006 autobiography, Undressing Emmanuelle, she recalls how she was sexually abused aged nine by an elderly guest at the hotel. Her alcoholic parents divorced when she was 14 after her father left home for another woman.

Kristel was married and divorced twice. She is survived by her partner, Peter Brul, and a son by the Belgian author Hugo Claus, a partner from the mid-1970s.

According to the critic Roger Ebert:

"She projects a certain vulnerability that makes several of the scenes work. The performers in most skin-flicks seem so impervious to ordinary mortal failings, so blasé in the face of the most outrageous sexual invention, that finally they just become cartoon characters. Kristel actually seems to be present in the film, and as absorbed in its revelations as we are."


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Sylvia Kristel's Timeline

September 28, 1952
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
October 17, 2012
Age 60
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Utrecht, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands