Actress Merle Oberon looking immensely beautiful, circa 1940.

Actress Merle Oberon born Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson Liked her in "Wuthering Heights" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" just to name a couple.

MERLE OBERON  (1911 - 1979)   The Scarlet Pimpernel (1936), Wuthering Heights (1939), A Song to Remember (1945), Desirée (1954), Hotel (1967).

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

But new records show her father was in fact a railway engineer from Darlington - who had Merle by the daughter of his then-girlfriend.

Merle Oberon by George Hurrell, 1930s. ~ ~ Such a Beauty,  My Mother Said She Was Gorgeous! ~

British / American actress, Merle Oberon photo, by George Hurrell, I believe that she was one of the most beautiful actresses, ever; and reminds me here of a flawless Madonna! She hid her Indian / Welsh roots for fear of being typecast by the studios.

Merle Oberon (aka Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson) (1911 - 1979) India/American Actress - "Requiescant in pace"

Merle Oberon

Portrait of Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon in The Scarlet Pimpernel directed by Harold Young, 1934

Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon as Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney. Scarlet Pimpernel ,a 1934 British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Massey.

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

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

Actress Merle Oberon was born today in Some of her list of credits include Wuthering Heights, Desiree, Hotel, Berlin Express, A Song To Remember and That Uncertain Feeling. She also appeared on TV drama shows. She passed in

Merle Oberon and Leslie Howard -- Scarlet Pimpernel

Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon: The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1934