Inside His Private Life, Heartbreak and Marriages

 

Roger Moore‘s life off-screen was as colorful as his danger-filled adventures as James Bond.

The legendary actor died at the age of 89 on Tuesday after decades of memorable roles on-screen — but his private life was just as full. The actor had his share of torrid romances in his younger days before finding happiness with his fourth wife, Kiki Tholstrup, and settling into a life of charity and luxury in Switzerland.

Though the actor enjoyed decades of success thanks to his early television work and, eventually, his celebrated turn as 007, his later years were quieter as he dedicated himself to charity. Here’s a look back at the private world of a debonair star — one filled with both triumph and tragedy.

A Father’s Heartbreak

In the summer of 2016, tragedy struck Moore and Tholstrup when Christina Knudsen — Tholstrup’s daughter from a previous relationship — lost her battle with cancer at the age of 47. The actor paid tribute to Knudsen, who was lovingly called Flossie, in several tweets after her death, both accompanied by a picture of the late Scandinavian blonde.

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Knudsen and Moore in 2010

“Our beautiful daughter Christina (aka Flossie) lost her battle with cancer 25 July at 10am. We are heartbroken,” Moore wrote, later adding, “We were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end.”‘

Knudsen credited Moore with being a key and positive male influence in her life after her father and stepfather had died.

Ups and Downs in Love

The actor was married four times, the first three ending in turmoil before he finally married Tholstrup. “I’ve been married four times and caused a great deal of hurt and upset around me,” Moore told The Guardian in 2012. “I’m a selfish bastard, but I’m just very, very happy that Kristina and I found one another.”

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Moore and Tholstrup

His first marriage came when he was just 18 — to actress and ice skater Doorn Van Steyn, in…

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