'Emmanuelle’ was the new dawn of softcore porn.,
It elevated adult cinema from dirty-raincoat depravity – only to propel its young star firmly downhill...
Sylvia,21 when she landed the part in Emmanuelle With its simulated sex scenes shot largely in soft focus, and a sentimental pop score, the film became an avatar of soft-core pornography.
In fact, she wasn’t even the most beautiful actress in Emmanuelle, but brought to the role a hint of sweetness and vulnerability while delivering what could almost be called a performance. For an hour and a half, she frolicked amid palm fronds, diaphanous drapes, wicker furniture, dreamy Far Eastern sunsets and wandering wildlife on a voyage of sexual discovery, encouraged by her voyeuristic husband.
According to AVN, ”Emmanuelle” is said to have earned more than $100 million
In her 2006 autobiography, “Undressing Emmanuelle,” she wrote that she was “disappointed and a little hurt” that her more serious work went unappreciated. “I was dressed but people preferred me naked,” she wrote.
Sylvia Kristel passed away at age of 60.