Sylvia Kristel was a Dutch actress, memoirist and model most remembered for portraying the title character in the successful Emmanuelle series of soft porn films. Besides Emmanuelle films, she was also known for starring in such films as 1981's Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1981's Private Lessons and 1985's Mata Hari.
In 1975, her romantic relationship with renowned author Hugo Claus produced her only child, Arthur Claus.
She was a lifelong heavy smoker. She began smoking when she was only 11 years old. Her decades of smoking cigarettes eventually caused her to develop throat and lung cancer, which claimed her life in 2012.
In addition to her native Dutch, she spoke French, English and Italian.
In her 2006 autobiography titled Nue, she revealed for the first time that she was sexually abused when she was nine years old.
Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!Sylvia Kristel
I have a talent for happiness. I look with the eyes of a painter, and I see beauty.Sylvia Kristel
was a famous Dutch actress,
who was born on
September 28, 1952. As a person born on this date, Sylvia Kristel is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 28) and the 53rd most popular for the year (1952).
People born on September 28
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Sylvia Kristel is the 512th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Sylvia Kristel's birthday, Sylvia Kristel is the 32nd most famous Dutch and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Utrecht, Netherlands.
In general, Sylvia Kristel ranks as the 6013th
most popular famous person, and the 989th most popular actress of all time.
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