Sylvia Kristel

Actor, Model, Secretary
A sensual Dutch actress, Sylvia Kristel became a global star after portraying the sexual adventurer "Emmanuelle" (1974). Achieving unprecedented mainstream success for a soft-core project, the actress, the film, as well ... Read more »
Born: 09/28/1952 in Utrecht, NL

Filmography

Actor (36)

Sexy Boys 2001 (Movie)

Psychiatrist (Actor)

Vergeef Me 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Film 1 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beauty School 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Emmanuelle 7 1992 (Movie)

Emmanuelle (Actor)

Dracula's Widow 1988 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Casanova 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Arrogant 1987 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

Emmanuelle 4 1985 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Mata Hari 1985 (Movie)

Mata Hari (Actor)

The Big Bet 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Heat 1984 (Movie)

Soplia (Actor)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1982 (Movie)

Constance Chatterley (Actor)

Private Lessons 1981 (Movie)

Nicole Mallow (Actor)

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Isabelle (Actor)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

Agent 34 (Actor)

Un Amore in prima classe 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 5th Musketeer 1978 (Movie)

Marie-Therese (Actor)

Alice ou la derniere Fugue 1977 (Movie)

Alice (Actor)

Goodbye Emmanuelle 1977 (Movie)

Emmanuelle (Actor)

Letti Selvaggi 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mysteries 1977 (Movie)

Dany Kielland (Actor)

Pastorale 1943 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tigers in Lipstick 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Emmanuelle l'anti-vierge 1975 (Movie)

Emmanuelle (Actor)

La Marge 1975 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Rene la Canne 1975 (Movie)

Krista (Actor)

Une Femme Fidele 1975 (Movie)

Mathilde Leroy (Actor)

Der Lieberschuler 1974 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Emmanuelle 1974 (Movie)

Emmanuelle (Actor)

Le Jeu avec le feu 1974 (Movie)

Diana (Actor)

Un Linceul n'a pas de poches 1973 (Movie)

Avril (Actor)

Frank en Eva 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Naakt over de schutting 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Niet voor de poesen 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Million Dollar Face (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sensual Dutch actress, Sylvia Kristel became a global star after portraying the sexual adventurer "Emmanuelle" (1974). Achieving unprecedented mainstream success for a soft-core project, the actress, the film, as well as even the name itself, became pop cultural shorthand for a certain romantic, European style of erotica. Kristel went on to appear in "Emmanuelle" sequels in 1975, 1977, 1984 and 1993, as well as in multiple made-for-TV installments of the long-running franchise. She poked fun at her lusty image with roles in "The Nude Bomb" (1980), "Private School" (1983) and "Mata Hari" (1985) and scored a mainstream Hollywood hit as the maid who initiates a lucky teenage boy into the mysteries of sex in the hit "Private Lessons" (1981). Romantically linked to actor Ian McShane for a time and having battled a cocaine addiction, Kristel was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and died of complications on Oct. 17, 2012. Considered by many to be one of the silver screen's most captivating love goddesses, Sylvia Kristel earned her own unique place in the immortal pop culture pantheon.

Relationships

Companion
Belgian; Kristel said of her beau, "I'm not allowed to say his name - or else"

Philippe Blot Director

Husband
Married 1986 Divorced 1991

Hugo Claus Screenplay

Companion
Dated in 1970s

Arthur Claus

Son
Born 1975; father, Hugo Claus Later became an actor using his mother's surname Kristel

Jean-Nicholas Kristel

Father
Dutch clay pigeon shooting champion; refused to wear ear plugs during competitions and went deaf Divorced from Sylvia's mother c. 1969 Died 1994

Piet Kristel

Mother
Divorced from Sylvia's father c. 1969 Died 2000

Ian McShane Actor

Companion
Met on set of "The Fifth Musketeer" (1979) Had turbulent five-year relationship Separated early 1980s

Alan Turner

Lover
Married 1982 Divorced after five months

Milestones

2006

Published memoir <i>Undressing Emmanuelle</i>

2004

Made directorial debut with animated short "Topor and Me"

1993

Played the title character in a series of "Emmanuelle" TV-movies

1985

Cast in title role of "Mata Hari"

1984

Played dual roles in "Emmanuelle IV"

1981

Played Lady Constance Chatterley in "Lady Chatterley's Lover," a film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel

1980

Played female lead in "The Nude Bomb"

1979

Acted opposite Ursula Andress and Beau Bridges in "The Fifth Musketeer"

1979

Appeared in drama thriller "The Concorde...Airport '79"

1977

Returned for "Emmanuelle 3"

1975

Reprised role in "Emmanuelle II"

1974

Landed breakthrough starring role in soft-core film " Emmanuelle," about the wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok who seeks various sexual encounters

1972

Judged "Miss TV Europe"

Battled drug and alcohol addiction for much of the early 1980s

Moved to California

After becoming sober and losing a fortune through her second marriage, moved to Brussels

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