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Sylvia Kristel is a Actor Néerlandaise born on 28 september 1952 at Utrecht (Pays-bas)

Sylvia Kristel

Sylvia Kristel
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Birth name Sylvia Maria Kristel
Nationality Pays-bas
Birth 28 september 1952 at Utrecht (Pays-bas)
Death 18 october 2012 (at 60 years) at Amsterdam (Pays-bas)

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


In September 2006, Kristel's autobiography Nue (Nude) was published in France. It was translated into English as Undressing Emmanuelle: A Memoir, by Fourth Estate, 2 July 2007 (ISBN 978-0007256952), in which she told of a turbulent personal life blighted by addictions to drugs, alcohol, and her quest for a father figure, which resulted in some destructive relationships with older men. The book received some positive reviews.

Her first major relationship was with Belgian author Hugo Claus, more than two decades her senior, with whom she had her only child, a son, Arthur (born 1975). She left her husband for British actor Ian McShane, whom she had met on the set of the film The Fifth Musketeer (1979). They moved in together in Los Angeles where he had promised to help her launch her American career. However their five-year affair would lead to no significant career break for Kristel but a relationship she describes in her autobiography as "awful – he was witty and charming but we were too much alike." About two years into the relationship she began using cocaine. This proved her downfall, although at the time she thought of it as a
"supervitamin, a very fashionable substance, without danger, but expensive, far more exciting than drowning in alcohol – a fuel necessary to stay in the swing." She also says she was pregnant with McShane's child, but lost the child when she fell.

Interviewed in 2006 for the documentary Hunting Emmanuelle, she describes how, due to an expensive cocaine addiction, she made a number of poor decisions, including selling her interest in Private Lessons to her agent for $150,000; the film would gross more than $26 million domestically. Since McShane, she married twice, first to an American businessman which ended after five months, and then to film producer Phillippe Blot. She spent a decade with Belgian radio producer Fred De Vree, until his death.

Best films

Emmanuelle (1974)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman (1976)
Emmanuelle 4 (1984)

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Filmography of Sylvia Kristel (35 films)

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Sexy Boys
Sexy Boys (2001)
, 1h31
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Julien Baumgartner, Jérémie Elkaïm, Matthias Van Khache, Armelle Deutsch, Virginie Lanoue, Sarah Marshall
Roles La sexologue
Rating45% 2.2602152.2602152.2602152.2602152.260215
Ils ont 21 ans, sont amis depuis l'enfance : Sébastien est un étudiant timide qui rêve du grand amour. Plus sûr de lui, Manu est le premier à être dépucelé. Frank prend trop au sérieux son histoire avec Marion, infirmière plus âgée, mais elle rompt quand il la demande en mariage. Tout vire au drame.
Lijmen/Het Been, 1h50
Directed by Robbe De Hert
Genres Drama
Actors Willeke van Ammelrooy, Sylvia Kristel, Koen De Bouw, Mike Verdrengh, Jaak Van Assche, Lou Landré
Roles Jeanne
Rating69% 3.489063.489063.489063.489063.48906
The film is set around 1938. During an auction, Mr. Boormans is put into a psychiatric hospital after he bid 32,000 Belgian francs for a wortheless piece of paper. Frans Laarmans visits the psychiatrists claiming Boormans is not crazy and there is a story behind the bid.
Emmanuelle 7, 1h30
Directed by Francis Leroi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Erotic, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Guillaume Robert, Laura Dean, Jean-Marc Vasseur
Roles Emmanuelle
Rating36% 1.8061251.8061251.8061251.8061251.806125
Emmanuelle now runs a clinic and laboratory that uses the sexual memories and the usage of virtual reality computer simulations on its clients to help them achieve sexual ecstasy, or help them heal, depending on the subject. She helps an old girlfriend from school (Laurence) overcome her traumatic sexual history due to a nun splashing cold water on her during her sexual experience in her teen years in a girl's locker room with a young Emannuelle watching. She also takes on several other women and a few rich men, who go through the same type of "sexual therapy" to become better lovers in the real world - for a very heavy price.
Emmanuelle Forever, 1h21
Directed by Francis Leroi
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Téléfilm érotique
Actors Marcela Walerstein, Sylvia Kristel, George Lazenby
Roles Old Emmanuelle
Rating39% 1.953591.953591.953591.953591.95359
Pendant un vol long courrier, Emmanuelle régale un homme d'affaires du récit de ses prouesses amoureuses...
Emmanuelle's Love, 1h23
Directed by Francis Leroi
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Téléfilm érotique
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Marcela Walerstein, George Lazenby
Roles Old Emmanuelle
Rating41% 2.095182.095182.095182.095182.09518
Emmanuelle se retire dans un monastère au Tibet, où elle veut accéder à son moi profond. Elle reçoit un pouvoir mystique qui lui redonne la jeunesse et lui permet de pénétrer l'âme d'autres femmes. À présent, elle cherche son grand amour Mario. Quand ils se retrouvent, il ne peut croire qu'il s'agit d'Emmanuelle. Elle lui raconte alors tous les savoureux détails de son passé.
Emmanuelle's Magic, 1h30
Directed by Francis Leroi
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Téléfilm érotique
Actors Marcela Walerstein, George Lazenby, Sylvia Kristel
Roles Emmanuelle
Rating39% 1.9977851.9977851.9977851.9977851.997785
La jeune Emmanuelle et son amie Coco rendent visite à une amie dont le mari sculpteur s'est épris d'une de ses créations. Emmanuelle va utiliser toute sa magie pour l'en détourner... Plus tard, Emmanuelle, Coco et sa sœur, Paula, voyagent en Afrique pour un mariage. Elles ratent leur avion et doivent voyager par bateau. Elles découvrent à bord un passager très attirant...
The Arrogant, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Gary Graham
Roles Julie
Rating35% 1.754771.754771.754771.754771.75477
The opening of this film begins at a dinner party for Giovanni and his wife Elvira who are celebrating a wedding anniversary. However, not everyone is happy for them as Elvira’s father (possibly a senator) enters and angrily confronts Giovanni over his arrogance, adultery, and recklessness. Giovanni’s ego is unruffled by this and calmly tells his father-in-law to die as soon as possible. Elvira suggests Giovanni leave and get some champagne from the cellar. Giovanni takes the opportunity not only to get the champagne but also to have a sexual encounter with his wife’s sister. The father-in-law witnesses this act and attempts to kill him with an axe. However, Giovanni triumphs and slays his father-in-law instead. Surviving this, Giovanni furiously shouts towards the night sky that he is his own king, master, faith and god.
Dracula's Widow, 1h26
Directed by Christopher Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Josef Sommer, Lenny Von Dohlen, Marc Coppola, Stefan Schnabel
Roles Vanessa
Rating41% 2.077092.077092.077092.077092.07709
The film, situated in Hollywood, or Tinsel Town as the narrator (Lt. Lannon/Josef Sommer) calls it, opens with Hollywood House of Wax owner Raymond Everett (Lenny von Dohlen) receiving a delivery of some valuable antiques from Poenari, Rominia. He anxiously takes delivery of a sixth crate even though he was only expecting five. Later that evening at a Jazz bar called The Blue Angel, a sleazy but lonely patron hits on a mysterious dark-haired woman (Sylvia Kristel) who wonders in. Soon after, they leave together and travel to a secluded park where this peculiar woman kills the man. More shenanigans ensue that night when over at the wax museum, two thieves break in while Raymond is upstairs watching Nosferatu. During the robbery, a creature with webbed hands and dagger-like nails attacks one of the thieves. The thief’s throat is ripped open and his blood drained by a long tentacle emitted from the creature’s mouth. The other man escapes. Following this attack, the mysterious brunette from earlier enters the room where Raymond sits unsuspecting. After a very short battle of wills, Raymond is taken possession of (with a bite) and forced to renounce his girlfriend Jenny Harker (Rachel Jones).
Red Heat
Red Heat (1985)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Political films, Women in prison films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel, William Ostrander, Sue Kiel
Roles Sofia
Rating48% 2.408952.408952.408952.408952.40895
Christine Carlson (Linda Blair), an American college student, travels to West Germany to visit her fiancé Mike (William Ostrander), who is serving in the US Army there. She tries to convince him to marry her promptly, but he chooses to delay marriage in order to re-enlist. Distraught by Mike's decision, Christine takes a late-night walk where she witnesses a kidnapping by the East German Stasi and gets kidnapped herself as well. She is transported to the East Zone, where she is brutally interrogated by the Stasi, forced to admit to false charges of espionage, and thrown into a women's prison with the common criminals, including the gang leader Sofia (Sylvia Kristel), who is the prisoners' "top bitch" and has de facto control of the entire prison population. Sofia takes pleasure in brutally tormenting and harassing Christine, until the latter loses her patience and fights Sofia in a no-holds-barred brawl. Meanwhile, Mike is determined to free his beloved, and tries to get the US Army and the West German BND to help him. At first they refuse, but ultimately they reluctantly go along with his plans and help him free Christine.
Emmanuelle 4, 1h30
Directed by Francis Leroi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Erotic, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Patrick Bauchau, Marilyn Jess, Mia Nygren, Christian Marquand, Fabrice Luchini
Roles Sylvia
Rating34% 1.7303651.7303651.7303651.7303651.730365
Sylvia (Sylvia Kristel) is involved in a tormented love affair with Marc. She has tried to end their love, and escape, but always ends up back with him. After an encounter at a Los Angeles party, she decides she's had enough - she will go to Brazil and get extensive plastic surgery. This way he will never recognize her again, much less find her, and it will make for a great article which she promises to hand in to a California newspaper.
Private School, 1h28
Directed by Noel Black
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Sylvia Kristel, Fran Ryan, Michael Zorek
Roles Ms. Regina Copoletta
Rating52% 2.605752.605752.605752.605752.60575
Christine "Chris" Ramsey (Phoebe Cates) lies in bed narrating a trashy romance novel to Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite), her roommate at the Cherryvale Academy for Girls. Meanwhile, three students of the nearby Freemount Academy for Men, including Jim Green (Matthew Modine) and his overweight, slobbish friend Bubba (Michael Zorek), sneak into Cherryvale to peek on the girls. Jordan Leigh-Jenson (Betsy Russell), showering at the time, sees that the boys are peering at her and enlists Chris and Betsy's help to drive them away; the three boys fall off the side of the building. In response to being disturbed, the roommates light a bag of feces on fire and put it in front of Jordan's door.