Roger Moore married as many as four women. While his first marriage was at a very young age of 18 years, his fourth marriage came rather very late, when the famed Bond actor was 74 year old.
The fourth marriage had angered his children so much that they all stopped talking to him. They didn’t talk to the actor for a long time, but finally reconciled to his decision and returned to him.
His children, in a Twitter message said that their father died after a “brief battle with cancer.” While he might have married four times, but he spent the longest part of his life with his third wife Luisa Mattioli. The two remained as husband and wife for close to thirty years, though towards the end, the two lived separately.
Moore’s third marriage was like his fourth marriage, where he was seeing his future wife despite already being married. Moore’s second wife Dorothy Squires, when realized that he was seeing another woman, Italian actress Luisa Mattioli, she reportedly became very angry. “She threw a brick through my window…She reached through the glass and grabbed my shirt and she cut her arm doing it… The police came and they said, ‘Madam. you’re bleeding,’ and she said ‘It’s my heart that’s bleeding’”, Moore later told how things went wrong.
It didn’t take very long for the two ‘love birds to get married. They tied the knot the same year in 1969. The two knew each other for around a decade before becoming wife and husband. The two reportedly met in the course of production of the 1961 film Romulus and the Sablines in Italy. Reports suggest that the two lived together a total of seven years while Moore was separated from Squire, and married with months of his separation, in April 1969.
While Moore had become a well-known face by then, but he was still to sign the Bond films. At Moore and Mattioli’s marriage in April 1969 at the Caxton Hall in Westminster, London, a crowd of 600 people were outside, with women screaming his name. Moore had three children with Mattioli: actress-daughter Deborah (born 1963) and two sons, Geoffrey and Christian. Geoffrey is also an actor, and appeared alongside his father in the 1976 film Sherlock Holmes in New York. In later life he co-founded Hush Restaurant in Mayfair, London, with Jamie Barber. Geoffrey and his wife Loulou have two daughters, Ambra and Mia. Moore’s youngest son, Christian, is a film producer.