Sylvia Kristel who starred in the 1974 erotic film Emmanuelle, has died from cancer at the age of 60.
According to The Huffington Post, Kristel's agent Features Creative Management said in a statement Thursday that Kristel had died in her sleep last night after battling cancel for a few years.
Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle marked her breakthrough, which she followed with a sequel, and numerous TV movies. The actresses other roles included 1981's Lady Chatterley's Lover as Lady Constance Chatterley, alongside Shane Briant, Nicholas Clay and Anne Mitchell. In the same year, she starred in Alan Myerson's Private Lessons comedy with Howard Hesseman and Eric Brown.
In 2006, she received a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for a short she helmed called Topor et Moi. Kristel's latest work was in 2010's The Swing Girls (Le ragazze dello swing) co-starring in the film lead by Andrea Osvárt, Lotte Verbeek, Elise Schaap and Giuseppe Battiston.