of Merle Oberon, esteemed HOBAC (the House of Beauty and Culture) said She was exotic before exotic became de trop. Oberon was Anglo-Indian and whether living in India or England the mix was a black mark. Merle stopped her public studies as a child and learned at home because of the stigma. After getting encouragement to try movies-Merle and her Indian mother traveled to Paris and ultimately England where Alexander Korda took her career in hand. A past was invented, her mother lived as Merle's Indian maid and Tasmania, Australia became her place of birth. The story followed this Devastating Beauty her entire life-only upon her death did the truth come to light.
Married four times, Oberon's last husband was Robert Wolders, companion to another Beauty on the List- Audrey Hepburn.
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