Emmanuelle Sylvia Kristel She was almost instantly seduced in Bangkok on numerous occasions, by various female individuals: There were seven episodes of Emmanuelle in Space , starring Krista Allen - see below. These included a science fiction series in the s called Emmanuelle in Space starring American actress Krista Allen in one of her first roles. The series, based on Emmanuelle Arsan's actually real-name Maryat Rollet-Andriane notorious novel of the same name, began with the sexually-adventurous and globe-trotting Emmanuelle dark-haired Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, until she was replaced a decade later , finding erotic pleasure in a variety of locales with different partners male and female, either fantasized or real. Taking video and DVD into account revenue is estimated close to million. This film pushed the boundaries of what was then acceptable on screen, with sex scenes, skinny-dipping , masturbation , the " Mile High Club ", rape , and a scene in which a dancer lights a cigarette and puffs it with her vagina. It starred Suzanne Danielle in the title role. There were also other direct-to-video and soft-core cable TV offerings into the 80s and early 90s. Emmanuelle was also an international hit and has played to million. She came to be the actress best identified with the role. The Joys of a Woman in its U. Having lost his libido by landing on a church spire during a parachute jump, he discovers his sex-starved wife, Emmannuelle Prevert, has seduced a string of VIPs. She also encountered opium addicts, lecherous drunks, a victorious boxer who claimed her as the prize , threesomes, and a concluding local gang-rape. Emmanuelle 6 also had two hardcore scenes one short without ejaculation, but with fellatio and penetration, between a man and a woman whom Emmanuelle watches in a horse box, and the second longer, with fellatio, penetration and ejaculation, starring the same couple entering the place where Emmanuelle is being held prisoner at the end of the movie , directed by erotic horror specialist Jean Rollin. Character history[ edit ] Emmanuelle appeared as the nom de plume of Marayat Rollet-Andriane, a French-Thai actress born in the s in Bangkok.