Sir Roger Moore’s Third Wife, Luisa Mattiolo, Has Died At The Age Of 85
Mattioli, who was married to the late James Bond legend for 24 years, died after battling an unspecified illness.
A cause of death was not revealed.
The former couple’s oldest son, Mayfair restaurateur Geoffrey Moore, said of his mother’s death: ‘Sadly, I can confirm it is the case.’
Geoffrey was speaking from Switzerland where it’s believed Mattioli had been living until her death.
Another family member added: ‘Luisa was ill for some time, so it has been a difficult period for all the family. Despite her acrimonious split from Sir Roger, they were reconciled before his death.’
The 007 icon met Mattioli while filming 1962 Italian adventure comedy, Romulus and the Sabines, together.
They went on to marry in 1969 and welcomed three children together, including Geoffrey. However, they split in 1993 with their divorce finalised in 2002.
Moore sparked up a romance with Mattioli’s best friend and Swedish-born Danish socialite Kristina ‘Kiki’ Tholstrup, who he was married to until his death, causing him to leave the family home.
Moore and Mattioli agreed on a hefty divorce settlement with the Italian actress receiving £10million.
Mattioli was born in San Stino di Livenza, Veneto, Italy in 1936 and studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, renowned as the oldest filmed school in Western Europe.
Two years before she starred in Romulus and the Sabines with Moore, Mattioli landed a role in 1959 Italian drama, The Night of The Great Attack, when she was aged 23.
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