Gilda Doorn Van Steyn aka Lucy Woodard: Abt. 1922.
How Doorn and Roger Met:
"At age 18, Moore went off to do his National Service ... Following his Officer training, he was posted to Germany where he experienced a bad motor accident that split open his jaw and head. After months spent recovering in a hospital in Hamburg, Moore went back to Britain on home leave and at age 19, married his Royal Academy classmate sweetheart, ice skater Doorn van Steyn on 9 December 1946 at the Wandsworth Town Hall."
Source: "Roger Moore Biography." TheBiographyChannel.co.uk.
- Deborah Maria Luisa Moore: Born in 1963 in London, England. Deborah had minor acting roles in two James Bond movies.
- Geoffrey Robert Moore: Born in 1966. Geoffrey has worked as an actor and producer and owns a restaurant in London.
- Christian Moore: Born in 1973. Christian has worked as a producer.
Doorn Van Steyn: Ice skater, actress, and model.
Quotes About the Marriage of Doorn Van Steyn and Roger Moore:
Source: Roger Moore. "Roger Moore from 1972 - page 3." Roger-Moore.com.
"... the first object of his affection was a fellow RADA student, the actress and ice skater Doorn Van Steyn, whose real name was Lucy Woodard ... She was six years his senior, and already once divorced, but they married on December 9, 1946, when Moore was a 19-year-old 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Army Service Corps. The marriage was a short-lived disaster, largely due to lack of money ... their home was one room in the Streatham house that Doorn shared with her parents, brother, two sisters and brother-in-law."
Source: Michael Thornton. "Why did 'saint' Roger Moore break so many hearts?" DailyMail.co.uk. 10/12/2007.
Roger: "The relationship between Doorn and myself was bound to suffer because of the times we spent apart. It was the old story of show business marriages I suppose. There are enormous pressures in such a business to stray - and of course, the flesh is weak (Thank God). Whatever the rights and wrongs, within a year the marriage had broken down completely. I was barely 23."
Source: Roger Moore. "Roger Moore from 1972 - page 5." Roger-Moore.com.