To fans of softcore cinema, the name Emmanuelle instantly conjures up visions of pouty-lipped (above and below), gorgeous Gallic gals laying themselves bare on camera. To apply such a mental image to buttery French pastry Emmanuelle Escourrou would not be off the mark at all, as one cursory glance at her wild mane of dusky hair and her exotic, sensual face brings to mind the titular heroine of the famed softcore series. Sadly the delectable Ms. Escourrou served up her comely crepes but once, in the blood-splattered gorefest Baby Blood (1990), in which she plays an oft-naked hot mama incubating a little bloodthirsty bundle of joy that impels dear old mom to kill. Her character’s name is Yanka, which is appropriate, considering that’s exactly what you’ll have to do after being treated to the lovely Escourrou’s constantly bare charms! Since then, she’s appeared on the French boob tube and in films such as L’empire des loups (2005), though she’s remained firmly entrenched in her clothing. But now that Baby Blood is on DVD, audiences can always be about to get Em-manual with Emmanuelle!