The former Miss TV Holland and Miss TV Europe is best known for her work in the 1974 erotic French film "Emmanuelle," as well as several sequels. Her other big-screen credits include "Lady Chatterley's Lover," "Mata Hari," "Because of the Cats," "The Concorde: Airport '79" and "Private Lessons."
The BBC said her agent declined to say whether Kristel died at home or in a hospital.
Her funeral is expected to be private.
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Mindy Kaling mistaken for Malala Yousafzai