Roger Moore: 'Fantasy Island' actor Herve Villechaize was a 'sex maniac'
Herve Villechaize as Tattoo on "Fantasy Island."
Herve Villechaize - the welcoming dwarf from Fantasy Island and James Bond villain - had a gigantic sexual appetite, former 007 star Roger Moore has revealed.
The little lothario played the henchman Nick Nack in "The Man With the Golden Gun" where Moore, now 80, saw firsthand his hormone-charged hijinks.
“He was a very small man and he used to touch me and I used to say, 'Don't touch me. You are diseased',” Moore told the Daily Mail. “I wasn't being cruel about his size, it was just that he was a sex maniac. He had a lust for ladies, unnatural.”
Moore added: “When we were in Hong Kong he would find girls in girly clubs and go with a flashlight, 'You, you, not you'.”
The longtime James Bond claimed that during filming of the 1974 007 epic, the 3’11” Villechaize slept with a staggering 35 women. Most were prostitutes, Moore said.
Moore even asked the tiny thespian for an official count since filming had begun
“He told me 35. I told him that did not count as he paid for them, but he said, 'Sometimes when I pay they refuse',” Moore said.
Villechaize later became a TV staple on "Fantasy Island."
He committed suicide in 1993. He was 50.
“Poor man. He never stayed above the first floor in a hotel as he could never reach the buttons in the lift,” Moore said.
Villechaize had battled medical problems most of his life because of his height and undersized lungs.
His suicide note read: “I love everybody. Nobody is to blame for this.”