Emmanuelle star Sylvia Kristel passed away today at the age of 60.
The dutchess actress famous for her role in the 1974 film starring as a sexually promiscuous housewife, had suffered from cancer and was admitted to hospital in July after suffering a stroke.
Her agent Marieke Verharen told the Afp news agency: “She died during the night during her sleep.”
Kristel began her career as a model before landing the famous role. She went on to make a string of sequels to Emmanuelle and built on her reputation as a sex icon with similar roles.