‘Emmanuelle’ star Sylvia Kristel dies at age 60
THE HAGUE — At the time, Sylvia Kristel was worried about starring in the 1974 erotic movie ‘‘Emmanuelle,’’ but consoled herself with the thought that few people would see her sexually charged performance. That turned out to be wrong. ‘‘I thought, ‘oh my goodness, this is not easy stuff,’ ’’ the Dutch actress once said in an interview. ‘‘I was nervous but then my boyfriend said, ‘Who’s going to watch this film? It will never pass censorship.’ ’’ It did pass the censors and went on to become a classic of the sexually liberated 1970s, propelling Ms. Kristel to global stardom. She died of cancer Wednesday at age 60, her management company said Thursday. She had fought cancer for several years.