Sylvia Kristel (Born September 28, 1952 in Utrecht, Netherlands-) is a Dutch actress and model. When she was 17 she began modelling. She entered the Miss TV Europe contest, in 1973, and won. She has an IQ of 164, thus, was able to skip four grades in school. She speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian. Throughout the mid-1970s she dated Belgian writer Hugo Claus. She gained international attention in her role as Ms. Regina Copoletta for the 1983 film Private Lessons. However, she may be most memorable as Emmanuelle in various films from the series. She has a son named Arthur, who is also an actor.
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She has a son named Arthur, who is also an actor. The author Jacqueline Susann and Landis had worked together during the early forties and became friends. However, she may be most memorable as Emmanuelle in various films from the series. The character of Jennifer North in the novel Valley of the Dolls and played by Sharon Tate in the film of the same name, was based partly on Carole Landis. Regina Copoletta for the 1983 film Private Lessons. She was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to Motion Pictures, at 1765 Vine St. She gained international attention in her role as Ms. Carole Landis was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California in the "Everlasting Love" section.
Throughout the mid-1970s she dated Belgian writer Hugo Claus. There was a scandal, however his career resumed with relative ease. She speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian. Her final night alive had been spent with Harrison and it was Harrison who found her body the next morning. She has an IQ of 164, thus, was able to skip four grades in school. Landis was reported to be crushed when Harrison refused to divorce his wife in her favour and unable to cope any longer, she committed suicide by taking an overdose of barbiturates. She entered the Miss TV Europe contest, in 1973, and won. By 1948 her career had faded, she had health problems, and with three divorces and several failed romances behind her, she entered into a romance with the actor Rex Harrison who was at the time married to the actress Lilli Palmer.
When she was 17 she began modelling. She starred in the film that was made about this tour, Four Jills and a Jeep but the response from the public was lukewarm, and Landis's career seemed to stall. Sylvia Kristel (Born September 28, 1952 in Utrecht, Netherlands-) is a Dutch actress and model. Landis too became a popular pin-up with servicemen during World War II and toured with the USO in England and North Africa. She had two roles playing opposite the pin-up Betty Grable in Moon Over Miami and I Wake Up Screaming both 1941. In a time when many actresses were dubbed in their singing roles, Landis' own voice was considered good enough and was used in her few musical roles.
Tall, lean, blonde and glamorous, and with a strong singing voice, Landis appeared in a string of films in the early forties, usually as the second female lead. Her first starring role as a cave girl in One Million B.C. attracted a lot of attention and made her a celebrity if not a star. She continued appearing in uncredited bit parts until being signed to a contract in 1940. She worked as a nightclub singer and hula dancer before her 1937 film debut as an extra in A Star Is Born.
By the age of 15, Landis had married and left high school, but this marriage was annulled and she set herself on a path towards a career in show business. Born Frances Lillian Mary Ridste in Fairchild, Wisconsin to a Norwegian father and Polish mother, her early life was a struggle as her father abandoned the family and left them to fend for themselves. Carole Landis (January 1, 1919 - July 5, 1948) was an American film actress.