1952 - 2012 Actress
S y l v i a K r i s t e l
D e a t h A n n o u n c e d
17th October 2012: the legendary Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel has died aged 60.
Her agent, Marieke Verharen, revealed to AFP news agency: "She died during the night during her sleep". She had been suffering from cancer and in June this year she was taken to hospital in Amsterdam after suffering a stroke, which forced the postponement of further treatment, for cancer of the liver.
It's not clear at the moment wheter she died at home or at hospital. Her agent confirmed though that her funeral would be private.
She is survived by a son, Arthur from her relationship with the Belgian artist and writer Hugo Claus.
More to follow
T r i v i a
- Won the Miss TV Europe competition at the age of 20.
- For a decade after she landed the title role of the seminal erotc film Emmanuelle she had the most famous body in the world.
- Worldwide Emmanuelle has been seen by more than 500 million people.
- In the 1990s & 2000s worked as an artist in Amsterdam.
- Sylvia Kristel quote: 'I was a silent actress, a body. I belonged to dreams, those dreams you can't ruin'.
- She was the eldest, two years older than her sister and four years older than her brother.
- Her first marriage was to an American businessman. After her marriage to Phillippe Blot, she lived for 10 years with a Belgian radio producer, Freddy De Vree, who died in 2004.
- She was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2005 which spread to her lung.
- She earned $6,000 for her role in Emmanuelle. Unlike others like the producer she wasn't on a percentage.
- The Hotel du Commerce, which her parents owned and run, is opposite the central station in Utrecht.
- At the height of her fame in the 1970s she could command a fee of $300,000. She had an apartment in LA, houses in Holland, Paris and Ramatuelle on the French Riviera.
- Her mother suffered from senile dementia.
- In 2007, she was living alone in a tiny flat above a café in Amsterdam, taking the occasional acting job to pay her bills.
- Could speak four languages: Dutch, English, Italian and French.
- Her reflections on Alain Delon and Anita Ekberg in her explosive memoir Undressing Emmanuelle are worth the price of the book alone!
G a l l e r y
james stewart - it's a wonderful life [uk 2 dvd set b/w + col. 2016 official release - nov. 2016: sales of this release keep this site going!]
sylvia kristel autographs, photographs and more @ ebay.com (direct link to photographs) - just checked and a bigger selection than i have seen everywhere else
emmanuelle dvd @ amazon.co.uk
emmanuelle dvd @ amazon.com
her explosive memoir: undressing emmanuelle @ amazon.co.uk
her explosive memoir: undressing emmanuelle @ amazon.com
sylvia kristel page @ amazon.co.uk
sylvia kristel page @ amazon.com
sylvia kristel undressing emmanuelle signed book - jan. 14: just 1 left in stock
undressing emmanuelle signed book - june 2012: 2 in stock
sylvia kristel posters:
repro. worldwide film release posters at affordable prices!
Emmanuelle UK Dvd
Emmanuelle 2 UK Dvd
Private Lessons UK Dvd
Julia UK Dvd
Lady Chatterley's Lover UK Dvd
Dracula's Widow UK Dvd
Forgive Me UK Dvd
The Big Bet UK Dvd
Rare movie memorabilia now in stock
Shipped from the uk
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