Merle Oberon is one of those actresses who was so beautiful it was almost distracting! She had such an exotic, unique (as compared to the rest of Hollywood at the time) look and carried herself with such confidence and distinction that, at times, the words she was saying at the time, took a backseat.
Estelle Merle Thompson was born in India on February 19, 1911 of Welsh and Ceylonese (now Sri Lankan) descent. I would certainly love to know why she chose to go by Merle instead of Estelle. The name Estelle, much like the lady, herself, is an absolute beauty.