Biography

'Emmanuelle Arsan' (her pen name, originally Marayat Bibidh) was a Thai writer, actor, and director, best known for her novel "Emmanuelle: Joys of a Woman" which happened at the right place and the right time of women's sexual liberation. It gave birth to a genre of film with the French series "Emmanuelle" starring Sylvia Kristel and many other Italian knockoffs starring Arsan lookalike Laura Gemser. Despite her very limited experience with the film industry (having a small but important role in The Sand Pebbles with Steve McQueen), Arsan decided to ride the wave and attempt to write and star in her own erotic fantasy film "Forever Emmanuelle" in the late 1970's with a largely Italian cast and crew. Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis had a major falling out with the film's two directors Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane and Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli, which led to the film being credited to have been "Directed by: Anonymous". This in turn caused speculation that Arsan herself had directed the film.

'Emmanuelle Arsan' (her pen name, originally Marayat Bibidh) was a Thai writer, actor, and director, best known for her novel "Emmanuelle: Joys of a Woman" which happened at the right place and the right time of women's sexual liberation. It gave birth to a genre of film with the French series "Emmanuelle" starring Sylvia Kristel and many other Italian knockoffs starring Arsan lookalike Laura Gemser. Despite her very limited experience with the film industry (having a small but important role in The Sand Pebbles with Steve McQueen), Arsan decided to ride the wave and attempt to write and star in her own erotic fantasy film "Forever Emmanuelle" in the late 1970's with a largely Italian cast and crew. Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis had a major falling out with the film's two directors Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane and Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli, which led to the film being credited to have been "Directed by: Anonymous". This in turn caused speculation that Arsan herself had directed the film.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Female

Known Credits 18

Birthday 1932-01-19

Day of Death 2005-06-12

Place of Birth Bangkok, Thailand

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Also Known As

  • Marayat Bibidh
  • Marayat Rollet-Andriane
  • Marayat Krasaesin
  • Marayat Andriane

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2006 Emmanuelle - The Private Collection: Jesse's Secret Desires Characters
2001 Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle's Sensual Pleasure Characters
1993 Emmanuelle 7 Writer
1993 Emmanuelle's Secret Characters
1993 Emmanuelle's Magic Writer
1993 Emmanuelle's Love Writer
1993 Emmanuelle's Revenge Characters
1993 Emmanuelle Forever Writer
1988 Emmanuelle 6 Writer
1987 Emmanuelle 5 Writer
1984 Emmanuelle 4 Novel
1977 Emmanuelle 3 Novel
1976 Nea Writer
1976 Forever Emmanuelle Writer
1975 Emmanuelle II Novel
1974 Emmanuelle Novel

Acting

1976 Forever Emmanuelle as Myrte
1966 The Sand Pebbles as Maily
1965 The Big Valley (1 episode)

Directing

1976 Forever Emmanuelle Director

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