At the time, Sylvia Kristel was worried about starring in the 1974 movie ''Emmanuelle,'' but consoled herself with the thought that few people would see her sexually charged performance. That thought turned out to be wrong. ''I thought, 'Oh, my goodness, this is not easy stuff,'' the Dutch actress once said in an interview. ''I was nervous, but then my boyfriend said: 'Who's going to watch this film? It will never pass censorship. It did pass the censors and went on to become a classic of the sexually liberated 1970s, propelling Ms. Kristel to international stardom. On Wednesday, she died of cancer in her sleep at age 60, her management company announced Thursday. She had been fighting cancer for several years.
From: peter james
|Time: 01:09||More in People & Blogs|