Roger Moore’s third wife, Luisa Mattioli, has died at the age of 85, after being ‘sick for some time.’
LUISA MATTIOLI, an Italian actress and Sir Roger Moore’s third wife, died at the age of 85.
Luisa Mattioli, an Italian actress, died at the age of 85. The late Sir Roger Moore’s third wife, the TV personality, was married to him for 24 years.
Regrettably, I can confirm that this is the situation.
Friends of the actress and TV personality revealed that she had been “sick for some time.”
“Sadly, I can confirm that is the case,” the couple’s oldest son, Mayfair restaurateur Geoffrey Moore, said of his mother’s death.
He was speaking from Switzerland, which is where Mattioli is thought to have been at the time.
“Luisa has been ill for some time,” another family member explained, “so it has been a tough moment for the entire family.”
Mattioli met the former James Bond actor while filming the Italian adventure comedy Romulus and the Sabines in 1962, and the pair has three children: Geoffrey, Deborah, and Christian.
Despite their harsh breakup, she and Sir Roger reconciled before his death.
Moore left her for her closest friend, Swedish-born Danish socialite Kristina ‘Kiki’ Tholstrup, in a London ceremony in 1969 before finally divorcing her in 2002, seven years after they initially parted when Moore left her for her best friend, Swedish-born Danish socialite Kristina ‘Kiki’ Tholstrup.
Tholstrup had betrayed her and Moore had abandoned her, she claimed in her memoirs Nothing Lasts Forever.
After the divorce, their children refused to speak to the actor for a while, but later reunited with him before his death.
Mattioli attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Western Europe’s oldest film school.
At the age of 23, she received her first on-screen part as a maid in the Italian movie The Night of the Great Attack.
She was cast in Romulus and the Sabines two years later.
Moore, who died in 2017 at the age of 89, was still married to his second wife, singer Dorothy Squires, when she met him.
Following their alleged romance, which began in 1961, the Welsh singer let out her rage by “smashing a guitar over his head.”
Moore described the event in a prior interview, saying: “She smashed my window with a brick.
“She reached through the glass and snatched my shirt, cutting her arms in the process.”
He recalled the police officers’ words to her at the time: “They arrived in droves. “Brinkwire News Summary.”