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Famed “EMANNUELLE” star SYLVIA KRISTEL rushed to ER after massive heart failure, family fears the worst!
The Dutch born beauty, 59, was found unconscious at her home in Amsterdam on Saturday and is now fighting for her life after a massive heart failure
Sylvia first rocketed onto the international film world in “Emanuelle” a soft-fous art sex romp that delved into kinky sex.
Sylvia starred in no less than five Emmanuelle features between 1974 and 1993 and another six TV spin-offs.
Kristel did also did steamy nude scenes in morte than 40 films, starring in X-rated versions of D. H. Lawrence’s “Lady Chatterly's Lover” and “Mata Hari’.
Reportedly, Kristel - a heavy smoker since the age of 11 - was treated for lung cancer ten years ago but made a partial recovery.
In her 2006 autobiography Undressing Emmanuelle, she told of a personal life blighted by her battle with drugs and alcohol, and a series of destructive relationships with older men including "Deadwood" star Ian McShane.
Her son, Arthur Claus, told the Netherlands' Het Laatste Nieuwsr: “I would like to be able to say she will soon be well again, but we have to remain realistic.”