Actress Merle Oberon looking immensely beautiful, circa 1940.

Actress Merle Oberon looking immensely beautiful, circa 1940.

Merle Oberon, Actress. Anglo-Indian, some say half Sri-Lankan and half Irish.

Merle Oberon, Actress. Anglo-Indian, some say half Sri-Lankan and half Irish.

Wuthering Heights actress's secret: Her sister was actually her mother

Wuthering Heights actress's secret: Her sister was actually her mother

Merle Oberon by George Hurrell, 1940.

Merle Oberon by George Hurrell, 1940.

meganmonroes: “ “Merle Oberon in 1943. ” ”

meganmonroes: “ “Merle Oberon in 1943. ” ”

Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939

Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights

Merle won the part of Anne Boleyn and Korda didn’t like the name Thompson so he changed it to Oberon. Description from morningmail.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Wuthering Heights actress's secret: Her sister was actually her mother

Merle won the part of Anne Boleyn and Korda didn’t like the name Thompson so he changed it to Oberon. Description from morningmail.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Merle Oberon, ca. 1935. Her father was British (Welsh) and her mother was Indian. Throughout her career, (as those were different days), Merle would sadly, try to conceal her Indian [heritage]; even going to the point of saying she was born in Tasmania instead of India; and telling house guests that her mother was her maid. ~unknown

Merle Oberon, ca. 1935. Her father was British (Welsh) and her mother was Indian. Throughout her career, (as those were different days), Merle would sadly, try to conceal her Indian [heritage]; even going to the point of saying she was born in Tasmania instead of India; and telling house guests that her mother was her maid. ~unknown

Gods and Foolish Grandeur: Merle Oberon

Gods and Foolish Grandeur: Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon by Cecil Beaton

Merle Oberon by Cecil Beaton

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