Shaken and stirred - 007 Roger Moore says he was 'beaten up by first two wives'
ROGER Moore, the James Bond actor, has revealed how two of his former wives displayed violent tendencies towards him.
In a candid television interview, the 84 year-old claimed his first wife, Doorn Van Steyn, whom he married in 1946 aged 19, repeatedly punched and scratched him and also threw a teapot at him.
The ice skater, real name was Lucy Woodard who died in 2010, also left him with scars and also punched his doctor as he treated him for a slashed hand, he said.
The 007 legend also claimed that his second wife, Dorothy Squires - whom he married shortly after divorcing Van Steyn in 1953 – was also violent and attacked him after learning he had been unfaithful.
He told Piers Morgan's ITV1 show Life Stories that during his marriage to Squires, whom he divorced in 1968, he also claimed she hit him over the head with a guitar.
In remarks released to newspapers ahead of its screening on Friday, he told the former newspaper editor about his first wife's altercation with the doctor: "It made a change because normally she punched me."
When asked if she physically abused him, he said: ''She would scratch me. She threw a pot of tea at me.
“I'd been sunbathing in the garden, I came up and I'd taken off my pants and I gave her some smart Alec answer and this teapot came hurtling at me. I said, 'right, that's it, I'm leaving'.
''She storms off out of the room and I hear the bath running. I thought, 'What a cow, I'm leaving her and she's having a bath'.”
Roger, the longest running Bond, added: ''So I smashed the bathroom door open and she had all my clothes in the bath and said, 'now leave me'. I waited for them to dry. The marriage was doomed.''
Speaking about Squires, who died in 1998 aged 83, he described one particular “confrontation”.
He said: “I remember, to avoid confrontation, I used to strum the guitar and one day I was sitting on the edge of the table strumming and she was ranting on about something and I wasn't taking any notice.
''Next thing I know, it was like slow motion, I could feel the guitar coming out of my hands and I could see it up above my head and... bash, it came down. She ruined the guitar. She had a great temper.”
But the Welsh vocalist also attacked him after learning he was having an affair with Luisa Mattioli, a young Italian actress who he would marry in 1969.
He added: “Dorothy was not happy. She threw a brick through my window. She reached through the glass and grabbed my shirt and she cut her arms doing it.
"The police came and they said, 'Madam, you're bleeding' and she said, 'It's my heart that's bleeding'.
He divorced Mattioli, who he has three children with, in 1996 and is now happily married to Christina Tholstrup, a 71 year-old Danish-Swedish socialite he married in 2002.
He said: ''It's a tranquil relationship, there are no arguments.'' He also praised Daniel Craig, 42, as a “brilliant” Bond.
He once described his three former wives as "lovely ladies with bad taste in men".
* The full interview airs on Friday on ITV1 at 9pm.