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Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)

According to published reports, Sylvia Maria Kristel passed away on October 17 from throat cancer. She was 60 years old. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the star below.

Kristel was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, the elder daughter of an innkeeper, Jean-Nicholas Kristel, and his wife Piet. She began modeling when she was seventeen. She gained international attention in 1974 for playing the title character in the softcore film Emmanuelle which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced.

After the success of Emmanuelle, she often played roles that capitalised on that sexually provocative image, most notably starring in an adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), and a nudity-filled biopic of the World War I spy in Mata Hari. Her Emmanuelle image followed her to the United States, where she played Nicole Mallow, a maid who seduces a teenage boy, in the 1981 sex comedy Private Lessons.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)
Sylvia Kristel at her New York City Hotel on May 5, 1982

Photo Flash: Remembering Sylvia Kristel (1952-2012)

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.



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