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Laurette Marcia "Laura" Gemser (born October 5, 1950, Java, Indonesia) is a Dutch-based actress of Indo descent. She is known for her work with director Joe D'Amato and Bruno Mattei, in particular, for doing a set of exploitation-style and Black Emmanuelle films. Gemser has also been credited as Moira Chen, most notably in Love Is Forever (1983).

Gemser left Indonesia in 1955, at the age of four, and moved with her parents to the Netherlands. She grew up in the Dutch city of Utrecht, where she attended the MULO Regentesseschool high school. After that, she attended the Artibus Art School in Utrecht, where she specialized in fashion design. In 1975 she moved to Italy.

After modelling in various magazines in the Netherlands and Belgium, Gemser began to take part in some soft erotic films. She became internationally recognised after starring in a number of Black Emanuelle films in the 1970s.

Her most mainstream and well-received role was as Laotian refugee Keo Sirisomphone in Michael Landon's 1983 American television movie, Love Is Forever, in which she was credited as Moira Chen.[citation needed] Gemser continued to do films: at times, she worked with her actor husband, Gabriele Tinti. In the 1990s, she left the movies to do costume designing for film. In addition, she lost her husband, who died of cancer in 1991. Today she lives in retirement and low profile in Rome, but she is still remembered as one of the many beautiful women who played the sensual adventuress Emmanuelle.

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Laurette Marcia "Laura" Gemser (born October 5, 1950, Java, Indonesia) is a Dutch-based actress of Indo descent. She is known for her work with director Joe D'Amato and Bruno Mattei, in particular, for doing a set of exploitation-style and Black Emmanuelle films. Gemser has also been credited as Moira Chen, most notably in Love Is Forever (1983).

Gemser left Indonesia in 1955, at the age of four, and moved with her parents to the Netherlands. She grew up in the Dutch city of Utrecht, where she attended the MULO Regentesseschool high school. After that, she attended the Artibus Art School in Utrecht, where she specialized in fashion design. In 1975 she moved to Italy.

After modelling in various magazines in the Netherlands and Belgium, Gemser began to take part in some soft erotic films. She became internationally recognised after starring in a number of Black Emanuelle films in the 1970s.

Her most mainstream and well-received role was as Laotian refugee Keo Sirisomphone in Michael Landon's 1983 American television movie, Love Is Forever, in which she was credited as Moira Chen.[citation needed] Gemser continued to do films: at times, she worked with her actor husband, Gabriele Tinti. In the 1990s, she left the movies to do costume designing for film. In addition, she lost her husband, who died of cancer in 1991. Today she lives in retirement and low profile in Rome, but she is still remembered as one of the many beautiful women who played the sensual adventuress Emmanuelle.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Laura Gemser, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1950-10-05

Place of Birth Java, Indonesia

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Moira Chen

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2001 Emmanuelle: A Hard Look as Herself
1991 Passion's Flower as Hooker (uncredited)
1990 Any Time, Any Play as Sales Clerk
1990 Deep Blood as Lab Assistant (uncredited)
1990 Metamorphosis as Prostitute
1990 11 Days, 11 Nights 2 as Jackie Forrest
1990 The Room of Words as (uncredited)
1990 High Finance Woman as Prostitute
1990 Ator IV: The Hobgoblin as Grimilde
1989 Blue Angel Cafe as Photographer
1989 11 Days 11 Nights Part 3 as Dancer (uncredited)
1988 Dirty Love as Massage Girl
1988 Reflections of Light as Chiara
1988 Top Model as Dorothy / Eve
1986 Delizia as Brian's Lover
1986 Voglia di guardare as Josephine
1985 The Pleasure as Haunani
1985 The Alcove as Zerbal
1983 Endgame as Lilith
1983 Women's Prison Massacre as Emanuelle
1983 Emanuelle's Perverse Outburst as Manuela/Emanuelle (archive footage)
1983 Love is Forever as Keo Sirisomphone
1982 Caged Women as Emanuelle / Laura Kendall
1982 Ator, the Fighting Eagle as Indun
1982 Invaders of the Lost Gold as Maria
1982 Caligula: The Untold Story as Miriam
1982 Famous T & A as Emanuelle (archive footage)
1982 The Dirty Seven as Sheila
1982 Emmanuelle in the Country as Dr. Selenia Anselmi
1981 The Bushido Blade as Tomoe
1981 Love Camp as The Divine One
1981 Murder Obsession as Beryl
1981 The Best of Sex and Violence as (archive footage)
1980 International Prostitution: Brigade criminelle as Tazzi
1980 Emmanuelle: Queen of Sados as Emanuella Brindisi
1979 Private Collections as (segment "L'île aux sirènes")
1979 El periscopio as Amiga de Verónica
1978 Fancy a Woman as La principessa africana - moglie di Bruno
1978 Woman from the Torrid Land as The Woman
1978 Emanuelle and the Erotic Nights as Host
1978 Emmanuelle and the White Slave Trade as Emanuelle
1978 Exit 7 as Air-Hostess
1977 Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals as Emanuelle
1977 Emanuelle Around the World as Emanuelle
1977 Sister Emanuelle as Emanuelle
1977 Crime Busters as Suzy Lee
1977 Emanuelle in America as Emanuelle
1976 Vow of Chastity as Maid
1976 Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle as Laura
1976 Black Cobra Woman as Eva
1976 Emmanuelle on Taboo Island as Haydee
1976 Emmanuelle in Bangkok as Emanuelle
1975 Emmanuelle II as Masseuse
1975 Black Emanuelle as Emanuelle
1974 Amore libero - Free Love as Janine (as Emanuelle)

Costume & Make-Up

1993 The CrawlersCostume Design
1992 A Woman's SecretCostume Design
1991 Door Into SilenceCostume Design
1991 Passion's FlowerCostume Design
1991 Return from Death: Frankenstein 2000Costume Design
1990 Body MovesCostume Design
1990 Troll 2Costume Design
1990 MetamorphosisCostume Design
1990 11 Days, 11 Nights 2Wardrobe Supervisor
1990 Ator IV: The HobgoblinCostume Design
1990 The Room of WordsCostume Design
1990 Beyond DarknessCostume Design
1988 Top ModelCostume Design

Art

1991 Passion's FlowerArt Direction

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