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Merle Oberon

(1911-1979), Film actress

Merle Oberon (Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson)

Sitter in 31 portraits
Merle O'Brien was born in Bombay of an Anglo-Indian mother and an Australian father. She came to London when she was 17. Under her stage name, Merle Oberon, she was nominated for an Oscar for her part as Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1935). However, she is best remembered for playing Cathy in Wuthering Heights (1939) with Laurence Olivier as Heathcliffe.

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36815

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36816

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36817

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36818

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36819

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36820

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36822

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36823

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36824

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36825

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Merle Oberon

by Dorothy Wilding
half-plate film negative, 1956
NPG x36826

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16 September 2015, 00:07

She was married to the film producer and director Alexander Korda from 1939 to 1945.

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