The book received some positive reviews. In May , she appeared in the television series My Riviera, filmed at her home in Saint-Tropez and offering insights of her life and motivations in an interview with writer-director Michael Feeney Callan. That marriage ended after five months, and she later married film producer Philippe Blot. She was diagnosed with throat cancer in and underwent three courses of chemotherapy and surgery after the disease spread to her lungs. The award was presented by Gayle King. Early life[ edit ] Kristel was born in Utrecht , the Netherlands; she was the elder daughter of an innkeeper, Jean-Nicholas Kristel, and his wife Pietje Hendrika Lamme. The writing was translated into English as Undressing Emmanuelle: Kristel gained international attention in for playing the title character in the softcore film Emmanuelle , which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced. She described how she made a number of poor decisions due to an expensive cocaine addiction. Her Emmanuelle typecasting image followed her to the United States, where she played Nicole Mallow, a maid who seduces a teenaged boy in the sex comedy Private Lessons She spoke Dutch, English, French, German, and Italian fluently, as well as several other languages to a lesser extent. Her parents divorced when she was 14 years old, after her father abandoned the family for another woman. A Memoir, by Fourth Estate, 2 July , in which she described a turbulent personal life that was blighted by addictions to drugs and alcohol, and her quest for a father figure, which resulted in some destructive relationships with older men. She spent a decade with Belgian radio producer Fred De Vree , until his death. Their union produced her only child, a son named Arthur, who was born in Although Private Lessons was one of the highest-grossing independent films of ranking number 28 in US domestic gross ,  Kristel reportedly saw none of the profits and continued to appear in movies and last played Emmanuelle in the early s.