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Roger Moore’s ex-wife Luisa Mattioli, actress and mum of Bond star’s three children, dies aged 85 after ‘long illness’

SIR Roger Moore’s third wife Luisa Mattioli has died at the age of 85 after a long illness.

The James Bond star and the Italian actress were married for 24 years and had three children together.

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Luisa Mattioli and Roger Moore were married for 24 years[/caption]
The couple had three children together[/caption]

The first met on the set of the 1962 Italian adventure comedy Romulus and the Sabines.

They separated in 1993 after Sir Roger left Luisa for her best friend the socialite Kristina ‘Kiki’ Tholstrup though they didn’t divorce until 1993.

Luisa’s death was confirmed by the couple’s oldest son, Geoffrey.

“Sadly, I can confirm it is the case,” the Mayfair restaurateur said, speaking from Switzerland, where Luisa was reportedly living at the time of her death.

Another family member told The Mirror: “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.”

Fans and famous faces took to social media to share their condolences after her death.

Film producer Jonathan Sothcott wrote on Twitter : “We are very sad to hear that Luisa Moore (Luisa Mattioli) has passed away.

“Mother of our dear friends Geoffrey & Deborah. A glamorous, formidable lady & a wonderful mum. RIP. All our love, Jonathan & @JanineNerissa.”

Mattioli was orn in March 1936 in San Stino di Livenza, Veneto, Italy, Mattioli

She went on to study at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – the oldest film school in Western Europe.

Her big break came aged 23, when she landed a role in the 1959 Italian drama The Night of The Great Attack, playing a maid.

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