Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon
1911 - 1979

Merle Oberon  Indian Actress

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Merle Oberon passed away on 23rd Nov 1979 aged 68.


Merle Oberon was previously married to Robert Wolders (1975 - 1979), Bruno Pagliai (1957 - 1973), Lucien Ballard (1945 - 1949) and Alexander Korda (1939 - 1945).

She was in relationships with Rod Taylor (1966), Steve Cochran (1963), Rex Ross (1955), Paul Henreid (1951), David Beatty (1950), Giorgio Cini (1948 - 1949), Robert Ryan (1947), Turhan Bey (1945), Ronald Colman (1942), Richard Harris (1941 - 1955), Greg Bautzer (1940), Clark Gable (1936 - 1938), Brian Aherne (1936), Howard Hughes (1935), Leslie Howard (1934 - 1935), Robert Donat (1932), David Niven (1930), Gary Cooper (1930), Prince Aly Khan (1930 - 1934), Richard Hillary, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Richard Rush, Rex Harrison, Maurice Chevalier, Joseph M. Schenck, Prince Philip, Miles Mander and Leslie Hutchinson.

Merle Oberon had encounters with Darryl F. Zanuck, George Brent, Stewart Granger, James Cagney and Marlon Brando.

She is rumoured to have hooked up with Frank Sinatra (1933) and Eddie Fisher.


Indian Actress Merle Oberon was born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson on 19th February, 1911 in Mumbai, India and passed away on 23rd Nov 1979 Malibu, California aged 68. She is most remembered for Wuthering Heights. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Merle Oberon was in 8 on-screen matchups, including George Brent in 'Til We Meet Again (1940), Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights (1939), Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933), Dennis Morgan in Affectionately Yours (1941) and Fredric March in The Dark Angel (1935).

Merle Oberon is a member of the following lists: British people of Māori descent, 20th-century English actresses and 20th-century American actresses.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 17 years, 6 months 10 years, 9 months 5 years, 8 months
Dating28 87 years, 10 months 28 years, 3 months 2 months, 1 day
Encounter5 - - -
Rumoured2 - - -
Total39 87 years, 10 months 21 years, 4 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name Merle
Last Name Oberon
Maiden Name Thompson
Full Name at Birth Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson
Alternative Name Obie, Estelle Merle Thompson, Queenie
Age 68 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th February, 1911
Birthplace Mumbai, India
Died 23rd November, 1979
Place of Death Malibu, California
Cause of Death Stroke
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality Indian
Occupation Text Actress, Producer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Wuthering Heights
Year(s) Active 1928-1973
Brand Endorsement Tangee lipstick (1940-46)
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Father Arthur Terrence O'Brien Thompson
Mother Charlotte Selby
Sister Constance
Friend Norma Shearer, Edie Goetz, Mignon Winans, Greer Garson, Rosalind Russell, Alfred Vanderbilt Jr, Jeanne Vanderbilt, Joan Bennett, Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Phyllis Livingston Potter, Virginia Fox, Jennifer Jones, Irene Selznick, Noel Coward, Winston Churchill, Lord Beaverbrook, Edward and Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

Merle Oberon (born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson, 19 February 1911 – 23 November 1979) was an Anglo-Indian actress. She began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel (1935). A traffic collision in 1937 caused facial injuries that could have ended her career, but she soon followed this with her most renowned performance in Wuthering Heights (1939).

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Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Robert Wolders80 LibraActor
Rod Taylor84 CapricornActor
Steve Cochran48 GeminiActor
Bruno Pagliai-
Rex Ross-Other
Paul Henreid84 CapricornActor
David Beatty-
Giorgio Cini30 SagittariusBusiness
Robert Ryan63 ScorpioActor
Turhan Bey90 AriesActor
Lucien Ballard80 TaurusCinematographer
Ronald Colman67 AquariusActor
Richard Harris72 LibraActor
Greg Bautzer76 AriesAttorney
Clark Gable59 AquariusActor
Brian Aherne83 TaurusActor
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
Leslie Howard50 AriesActor
Alexander Korda62 VirgoFilm Director
Frank Sinatra82 SagittariusSinger
Robert Donat53 PiscesActor
Gary Cooper60 TaurusActor
Prince Aly Khan48 GeminiRoyalty
David Niven74 PiscesActor
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.90 SagittariusActor
George Brent80 PiscesActor
Stewart Granger80 TaurusActor
Richard Rush87 AriesFilm Director
Rex Harrison82 PiscesActor
Maurice Chevalier83 VirgoActor
James Cagney86 CancerActor
Eddie Fisher82 LeoSinger
Joseph M. Schenck83 LibraFilm/TV Producer
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Prince Philip95 GeminiRoyalty
Miles Mander57 TaurusActor
Leslie Hutchinson69 PiscesSinger
Richard Hillary23 AriesMilitary
Darryl F. Zanuck77 VirgoFilm/TV Producer
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Interval1973Serena MooreMovie
Hotel1967The Duchess CarolineMovie
Of Love and Desire1963Katherine BeckmannMovie
The Price of Fear1956Jessica WarrenMovie
Assignment Foreign Legion1956Host - War Correspondent, Anna, CarlaTV Show
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1955Jane MarryotTV Show
Deep in My Heart1954Dorothy DonnellyMovie
Désirée1954Empress JosephineMovie
The Best of Broadway1954Maggie CutlerTV Show
Todo es posible en Granada1954Margaret FaulsonMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Mata HariTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953Guest Hostess, LucilleTV Show
Affair in Monte Carlo1952Linda VenningMovie
Four Star Playhouse1952Carol, Sara Belmont, Margot SterlingTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Sara Belmont, Allison BrentTV Show
Dans la vie tout s'arrange1952Elizabeth RockwellMovie
Pardon My French1951Elizabeth RockwellMovie
Berlin Express1948LucienneMovie
Night Song1947CathyMovie
Night in Paradise1946DelaraiMovie
A Song to Remember1945George SandMovie
This Love of Ours1945Karin TouzacMovie
Dark Waters1944Leslie CalvinMovie
The Lodger1944Kitty LangleyMovie
Forever and a Day1943Marjorie IsmayMovie
Stage Door Canteen1943Merle OberonMovie
First Comes Courage1943Nicole LarsenMovie
Affectionately Yours1941Sue MayberryMovie
Lydia1941Lydia MacMillanMovie
That Uncertain Feeling1941Jill BakerMovie
'Til We Meet Again1940Joan AmesMovie
Over the Moon1939Jane BensonMovie
The Lion Has Wings1939Mrs. RichardsonMovie
Wuthering Heights1939CathyMovie
The Cowboy and the Lady1938Mary SmithMovie
The Divorce of Lady X1938Leslie SteeleMovie
I, Claudius1937MessalinaMovie
These Three1936Karen WrightMovie
Beloved Enemy1936Helen DrummondMovie
Folies Bergère de Paris1935Baroness Genevieve CassiniMovie
The Dark Angel1935Kitty VaneMovie
The Private Life of Don Juan1934Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate TemperamentMovie
The Scarlet Pimpernel1934Lady BlakeneyMovie
Thunder in the East1934Marquise YorisakaMovie
Vagabond Violinist1934Germaine BrissardMovie
The Private Life of Henry VIII.1933Anne Boleyn The Second WifeMovie
Strange Evidence1933Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
Men of Tomorrow1932Ysobel d'AunayMovie
Wedding Rehearsal1932Miss HutchinsonMovie
Aren't We All? (film)1932Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
Ebb Tide1932Girl (uncredited)Movie
For the Love of Mike1932Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
Reserved for Ladies1932Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Fascination1931Flower Seller (uncredited)Movie
Never Trouble Trouble1931Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
Alf's Button1930Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
A Warm Corner1930Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
The W Plan1930Woman at Cafe Table (uncredited)Movie
The Three Passions1928Bit Part (uncredited)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (4)

PolgaraJul 24, 2009

What a stunning woman!

Marys83Apr 1, 2008

beautiful woman

Mike TApr 17, 2007

Oops, not Davis but David Niven.

Mike TApr 17, 2007

Born in Bombay, India. Had affairs with Maurice Chevalier. James Cagney, Richard Harris, Rex Harrison, Leslie Howard, Clark Gable, Darryl Zanuck, Davis Niven, Gary Cooper and Eddie Fisher.

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