Police will not pursue an historical sexual assault claim against Chris Evans as there is insufficient evidence

WATCH: Celine Dion helps young African singer go viral after sharing a video of him performing one of her songs

Emmanuelle star Sylvia Kristel dies

2012-10-18 12:42
 
Sylvia Kristel
South Holland - Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred in the iconic 1974 erotic French film Emmanuelle and over 50 other movies, died in her sleep overnight after suffering from cancer, her agent confirmed to AFP on Thursday.

"She died during the night during her sleep," Marieke Verharen of Features Creative Management told AFP of the 60 year-old actress who had been admitted to an Amsterdam hospital in July following a stroke.

The stroke had come after Kristel was receiving treatment for throat cancer. She was also suffering from liver cancer.

Kristel is survived by her son, Arthur, whom she had in 1975 with her then-husband, Belgian author Hugo Claus.

Private
funeral

Kristel became famous with her first movie Emmanuelle, which described the erotic adventures of a young woman in Asia. A worldwide success, it was shown in a cinema on the Champs-Elysees in Paris for 13 years.

A series of sequels followed, also starring Kristel, with Emmanuelle 2 in 1975, Goodbye Emmanuelle in 1977 and Emmanuelle 4 in 1984.

Verharen declined to say whether the world's most famous Dutch actress died at home or at hospital.

The funeral will be private, she said.

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  celebrities  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Recent News

Ghostbusters and Jason Bourne make their big return at the cinema this weekend. Read More »
Add your review

One lucky Channel24 Movies user will win an exclusive signed Jason Bourne poster. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.