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Merle Oberon

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

Mini Biography

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.

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Wedding Rehearsal (1932)
Miss Hutchinson
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Anne Boleyn – The Second Wife
The Broken Melody (1934)
Germaine Brissard
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Lady Blakeney
Beloved Enemy (1936)
Helen Drummond
The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Leslie Steele / Lady Claire Mere
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
Mary Smith
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Cathy
The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Mrs Richardson
Over the Moon (1939)
Jane Benson
Night Song (1947)
Cathy
Berlin Express (1948)
Lucienne
Desiree (1954)
Empress Josephine
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Personal Details

Born
Died
Alexander Korda
Husband  m. 1939–1945 (divorced)

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