British actress (1911–1979) | The Divorce of Lady X (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
British leading lady, born in India; came to Britain in 1928
Merle Oberon worked as a dance hostess until signed up by Alexander Korda. She worked mainly in Hollywood from 1936. The first of her husbands was Alexander Korda and the second the cinematographer Lucien K Ballard.