Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 74

Gender Female

Birthday 1950-10-05

Place of Birth Java, Indonesia

Also Known As

  • Moira Chen

Biography

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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Acting (67)

  • 1989 Eleven Days, Eleven Nights 3
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1988 Dirty Love
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1988 Eleven Days, Eleven Nights 2
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1987 Eleven Days, Eleven Nights
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1985 The Alcove
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1983 Women's Prison Massacre
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Invaders of the Lost Gold
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 The Blade Master
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Ator, the Fighting Eagle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1982 Violence in a Women's Prison
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1981 Divine Emanuelle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1980 Emmanuelle: Queen of Sados
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1978 Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Emanuelle in America
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Emanuelle Around the World
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1977 Sister Emanuelle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1976 Emanuelle in Bangkok
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1976 Black Cobra
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1976 Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1975 Black Emanuelle
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Costume & Make-Up (13)

  • 1990 Troll 2
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1988 Eleven Days, Eleven Nights 2
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

Art (1)