Between 1974 and 1993, Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel played the lead role in the erotic film series Emmanuelle. In his autobiography entitled Naked, the star confided in his journey full of pitfalls as well as his through drugs.
“I was a mute actress, a body. I belonged to dreams, to those that cannot be broken,” she wrote. In this book, the actress had also mentioned her past relationships with men. “I didn’t belong to anyone and I regret it. Men loved my body, I was in their dreams… No one took my heart in their hand.” During the 1970s, she had a romantic relationship with the Belgian writer Hugo Clause, 23 years older. The couple become parents to a boy named Arthur.
After their separation, she fell in love with British comedian Ian MacShane. The latter would have made him taste drugs. “I sniffed, ran, fell, sniffed more and more,” she explained. It was during this period that the star began to make bad decisions such as selling the rights to the film Very Special Lessons for the sum of 150,000 dollars while the feature film won the tidy sum of 26 million dollars in addition. -Atlantic. After settling in the United States, she married a businessman before divorcing five months later. She then married a director named Philippe Blot from whom she would later divorce and lose half of her fortune.
It was not until the early 2000s that she regained success in the Netherlands by becoming a painter. She lives in a relationship with a certain Freddy de Vree who died suddenly in 2004. On October 17, 2012, Sylvia Kristel died of lung cancer, a few months after suffering a stroke.