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. She was interred in Desert Memorial Park Cemetery in California. However, she may be most memorable as Emmanuelle in various films from the series. A resident of the city for many years, she is remembered as one of its prominent citizens with a star on their "Walk of Fame". Regina Copoletta for the 1983 film Private Lessons. Andrea Leeds died from cancer in Palm Springs, California. She gained international attention in her role as Ms. It was her only marriage, and produced two children, one of whom predeceased her.
Throughout the mid-1970s she dated Belgian writer Hugo Claus. With her husband she became a successful horse breeder, and after his death ran a jewellery business. She speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian. These films were relatively successful and Leeds remained a popular actress, however she had married in 1939 and decided to leave films to devote herself to raising a family. She has an IQ of 164, thus, was able to skip four grades in school. Her final film, Earthbound (1940), was a fantasy murder mystery in which Leeds' character solves the murder of her husband aided by his ghost. She entered the Miss TV Europe contest, in 1973, and won. She continued to play the romantic female lead in the western The Real Glory opposite Gary Cooper and David Niven, and with Don Ameche in the biography of Stephen Foster, Swanee River (1939).
When she was 17 she began modelling. She next appeared in two films opposite Joel McCrea, in Youth Takes a Fling (1938) and They Shall Have Music (1939), for the first time playing the lead female role in films. Sylvia Kristel (Born September 28, 1952 in Utrecht, Netherlands-) is a Dutch actress and model. The film was not a success and received poor reviews. Her wholesome quality led to her being cast in The Goldwyn Follies (1938) playing "Miss Humanity" - a woman considered by a jaded Hollywood executive to represent the ideal American woman. As part of a cast of highly regarded actresses including Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball and Eve Arden, Leeds was singled out by many critics and received widespread acclaim.
She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her next role, as an unsuccessful, aspiring actress in Stage Door (1937). As Andrea Leeds she played her first substantial role in the 1936 film Come and Get It and achieved another success with her next film It Could Happen to You (1937). Born Antoinette Lees in Butte, Montana, she began her film career in 1934 playing bit parts and using her given name. Andrea Leeds (August 14, 1914 – May 21, 1984) was an American film actress.