Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, famous for her starring role in the 1974 erotic French film "Emmanuelle," died Thursday at age 60 after a battle with cancer.
"Emmanuelle," released two years after more hard-core film "Deep Throat," became one of the
Kristel went on to star in not quite as successful sequels of the film —
"Emmanuelle 2" in 1975,
A private funeral will be held for Kristel, according to her agent.
As one or two of you will remember, Sylvia Kristel is one of those women who has never completely left my mind.
It's why I've featured her on a fairly regular basis on this and my other more "aesthetically oriented" blog.
I hope she's at peace. Someone who was a rite of passage for so many of us into the worlds of eroticism and sexuality should be.