'Emmanuelle' actress Sylvia Krystel dies at 60

Thursday October 18, 2012

Sylvia Krystel, star of the hit 1970s erotic movie Emmanuelle, has died of cancer aged 60.

The Dutch model-turned-actress died in her sleep on Wednesday night, after fighting the illness for several years.

The iconic French film tells the tale of a beautiful young married couple and their sexual adventures in Thailand.

Sylvia went on to star in a string of sequels, as well as Hollywood movie Private Lessons in 1981.  

Image: © Rex

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