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Sylvia Kristel

Sylvia Kristel dies at 60; star of erotic 'Emmanuelle'

Sylvia Kristel dies at 60; star of erotic 'Emmanuelle'

Actress Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of the hit 1970s erotic movie "Emmanuelle," has died of cancer in the Netherlands. She was 60.

Kristel died in her sleep Wednesday night, according to a statement from her agent, Features Creative Management.

Her breakthrough came in "Emmanuelle," a 1974 erotic tale directed by Frenchman Just Jaeckin, about the sexual adventures of a man and his beautiful young wife, played by Kristel.

She went on to star in several sequels to "Emmanuelle," as well as in Hollywood movies including "The Concorde: Airport '79," "The Fifth Musketeer" (both 1979) and "Private Lessons"...