Emmanuelle La Morte
Sylvia Kristel has died: probably the best known actress ever in pornographic films, and undoubtedly the best-known under her own name. I must confess that I have never seen any of the Emmanuelle films, but then I haven't seen any of the Godfather films either. Nevertheless, in the same way that horses' heads and offers-you-can't-refuse have become part of the culture even for people like me, Emmanuelle has become a kind of cultural shorthand for pornography with decent production values.
So it goes.