Original Emmanuelle, Sylvia Kristel, Dead at 60

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If you’re old enough to remember watching bootleg VHS copies of the softcore porn masterpiece Emmanuelle, congratulations. Not only are you pushing 40, but you recall a more innocent time when moving images of naked women engaged in simulated intercourse were locked away tighter than CIA files. Ahh, the good ol’ days. Twenty minutes ago I viewed a co-ed getting railed in a dorm room on my smartphone. Technology is special.

Anyway, the star of Emmanuelle and millions of masturbation fantasies, Sylvia Kristel, has passed away at the age of 60 after battling cancer. The leggy Dutch actress also appeared in Private Lessons, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Red Heat, a women in prison flick starring Linda Blair. Needless to say, she and her wonderful breasts will be sorely missed. Enjoy this slightly NSFW clip of her “work.”

[Via Deadline]