Undressing Emmanuelle: A Memoir

Undressing Emmanuelle: A Memoir

Sylvia Kristel / Dec 15, 2019

Undressing Emmanuelle A Memoir After a year of wrangling with the censors the erotic film Emmanuelle is a blockbuster sensation on release in France and a box office triumph around the world from Japan to the States The ima

  • Title: Undressing Emmanuelle: A Memoir
  • Author: Sylvia Kristel
  • ISBN: 9780007256952
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1974 After a year of wrangling with the censors, the erotic film, Emmanuelle, is a blockbuster sensation on release in France and a box office triumph around the world from Japan to the States The image that adorned cinemas across the world was of an unknown 20 year old posing naked, innocent and vulnerable on a wicker chair Overnight Sylvia Kristel was propelled into i1974 After a year of wrangling with the censors, the erotic film, Emmanuelle, is a blockbuster sensation on release in France and a box office triumph around the world from Japan to the States The image that adorned cinemas across the world was of an unknown 20 year old posing naked, innocent and vulnerable on a wicker chair Overnight Sylvia Kristel was propelled into international superstardom at the height of her fame she was invited to address the Brazilian parliament and turned into an icon of sexual liberation Sylvia Kristel was born of a dysfunctional family and an impossibly strict religious education But having won the Miss TV Europe competition in 1973 she was driven by her own ambition to be an actress on the world stage and auditioned for the part of the innocent seductress in Emmanuelle Through the phenomenal success of the three Emmanuelle films she starred in, she became the darling of Hollywood, as she seduced and was seduced by the rich and the beautiful of the golden age of cinema But she found herself typecast as Emmanuelle and often played roles that capitalized upon that image, most notably starring in an adaptation of Lady Chatterly s Lover , and a nudity filled biopic of World War I spy, Mata Hari, in which she played the title role Almost inevitably she became the victim of her own innocence as it was Emmanuelle people wanted, not Sylvia The price that she paid for her meteoric rise was an equally rapid descent into an excess of alcohol and drugs as her tempestuous family life threatened to fall apart all together Naked, candid and heart breakingly honest, Undressing Emmanuelle tells the story of one of Europe s most celebrated cinema icons and the price she paid for her beauty and innocence The heart breakingly honest memoir of 1970 s cinema sensation Sylvia Kristel the actress who starred in the phenomenally successful Emmanuelle films Undressing Emmanuelle reveals the real personality behind the famous sexual icon from her great height of fame to her tempestuous family life and her battle with alcoholism, drugs and cancer.

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        Sylvia Kristel was a Dutch actress, best known for her portrayal of Emmanuelle in Emmanuelle 1974 and its sequels.


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    1. Interesting to note that Sylvia Kristel did most of her work and play in the throes of serious drug and alcohol abuse. The only way to overcome her own conservative and reserved nature was to deaden herself and dance away her pain. Sad that she did not attempt to know herself sober and to overcome whatever it was that kept herself hidden from even the people she felt most important in her life. The first half of the book is very good but then with the onset of alcohol and drug abuse the Hollywoo [...]


    2. In 1967, an writer calling herself Emmanuelle Arsan published in France an erotic novel about a young woman's sexual awakening that became a sensation and is now considered one of the erotic classics of the 20th Century. This book was Emmanuelle. In 1974, the book was adapted into a film starring a 20-year old Dutch actress and model, Sylvia Kristel , as Emmanuelle. The movie and Sylvia Kristel also became sensations. Ms. Kristel had a relatively successful film career for the next 10 years star [...]


    3. "I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division I - supposed fruit of their love - no longer exist. It happened nearly forty years ago, yet to me nothing is sadder than my parents' divorce."Sylvia Kristel became a star almost overnight as "Emmanuelle". It opened some new doors for her but she was forever associated with the character, forever typecast. Her life as a celebrity soon became a life of drug abuse, debt, a failed career and a failure as a mother.Kristel [...]


    4. This memoir recounts the life of Sylvia Kristell, the famous actress who notoriously played Emmanuelle. To be perfectly honest, I have never seen or heard of this movie and the only reason I was prompted to read this book is that I received it in a book swap at a recent Innocent village fete. It is very easy to read but not because of the author's mastery of prose but more so her very simplified and I would say almost childish manner which she recounts her life. I can't believe a publisher thoug [...]


    5. Spirited and exceptionally gifted, this quite remarkable and elegantly sparse memoir gives a wonderful snapshot and portrait of the 70's adult film star. It's rather beguiling in parts and says a lot of wonderful things about certain elements of sexual politics but more so than anything, it's quite tender and well written. Adorably so even.


    6. never read an autobiography before, so it was a different experience. A good one, though. I really liked the way Sylvia wrote it and I've grown fond of this woman throughout the story. A good book, indeed.


    7. Memoirs of Emmanuelle actress.Not terribly interesting person, though from a fairly fucked up family. Main impression is that she is a bit of a lazy cow that thinks the world should sort of owe her a living.




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