For his entire life, Roger Moore lived a life king size. While he may not be a real life James Bond whom he portrayed in Bond films, he tried to drive the same sort of vehicles that he drove in the course of shooting Bond movies.
While his cars in the reel world could turn into submarines and even fly a few miles, taking on enemy aircrafts and firing missiles at enemy positions, his real life cars couldn’t emulate those features, he still went for the similarly branded cars. His own houses were huge to the extent of being the real James Bond homes.
At one point of time he had as many as eleven homes spread in major cities and resort hotspots around the world. But when he died, the number of his homes had come down to just two and his net worth was still around 100 million GBP.
His fourth wife, Kristina Tholstrup with whom he married at the ‘ripe’ age 74 in the year 2002 after around three decade of married life with Luisa Mattioli, was reportedly richer than him. she had been married to two very wealthy Swedish businessmen and inherited huge fortunes from the two. A report says that she inherited as much as $65 million from her two previous marriages.
Roger Moore’s three children including two sons and a daughter were born from Luisa Mattioli, his third wife. In a statement, announcing his death, his children said, “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer…The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.” The Bond actor is survived by his wife, Kristina Tholstrup, and his three children, Deborah, Geoffrey, and Christian.
Kristina Tholstrup was a close friend of Mattioli and lived near his home in the south of France. She had also recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and this shared experience caused them to grow close. In his biography, Moore says, “Kristina asked him to pass on her love to me and said she hoped that all would be well, and that I’d have a speedy recovery…I knew that I wouldn’t be seeing her until after spring the following year, when we moved back to St. Paul, and I found myself starting to think about her a lot. She knew what I was going through and, as it happens, was thinking about me a lot.”
The two started having an affair in early nineties. A report in the Evening Standard says, there had been rumors that Moore had been having an affair with Tholstrup while he was with Luisa Mattioli because Mattioli was too “fiery” for him. For years, Mattioli refused to grant Roger Moore a divorce, but she finally did in 2000. Moore and Mattioli reached a £10 million settlement, according to The Telegraph. At the time, it was known that Roger Moore was living with Kristina Tholstrup in Monte Carlo.