Actress Sylvia Kristel buried in Netherlands

Dutch actress and model Sylvia Kristel displaying a Chanel creation, in 1976. Kristel, who starred in the cult erotic "Emmanuelle" films, was laid to rest after a "stylish and beautiful" ceremony in her birthplace Utrecht, her agency said
Dutch actress and model Sylvia Kristel displaying a Chanel creation, in 1976. Kristel, who starred in the cult erotic "Emmanuelle" films, was laid to rest after a "stylish and beautiful" ceremony in her birthplace Utrecht, her agency said

Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred in the cult erotic "Emmanuelle" films, was laid to rest after a "stylish and beautiful" ceremony in her birthplace Utrecht on Friday, her agency said. The actress, whose iconic role symbolised the sexual revolution of the 1970s, died on October 18 aged 60 after a battle with cancer. "The service took place this afternoon," Nina Ziegler told AFP Just Jaeckin, the French director of "Emmanuelle", attended the intimate ceremony at a funeral home during which her agent and others paid tribute. Clips from her films were played after which Kristel's body was taken for burial in Utrecht's cemetery, Ziegler said. Kristel was catapulted to fame in 1974 aged just 22 by her first movie, "Emmanuelle" which recounted the erotic adventures of a young woman in Asia.