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

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

Merle Oberon, was an Anglo-Indian actress. She began her film career in British films as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII. After her success in The Scarlet Pimpernel, she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn.

MERLE OBERON (1911-1979) was an Angloindian actress. Her first major role was as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), where he worked with Charles Laughton. In 1934, she starred with Leslie Howard, The Scarlet Pimpernel. In 1935, she starred Angel in Darkness, the film that earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 1939, she was Cathy in the film Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier. In 1954 she was the Empress Josephine in the film Desirée with Marlon Brando, as…

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

MERLE OBERON (1911-1979) was an Angloindian actress. Her first major role was as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), where he worked with Charles Laughton. In 1934, she starred with Leslie Howard, The Scarlet Pimpernel. In 1935, she starred Angel in Darkness, the film that earned her an Academy Award nomination. In 1939, she was Cathy in the film Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier. In 1954 she was the Empress Josephine in the film Desirée with Marlon Brando, as…

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

Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939

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