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I was just watching her the other day in The Scarlett Pimpernel with Leslie Howard..How very different she could look in different roles!

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I heard that the movie Queenie, played by Mia Sara, was based on her life story.

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ah,beautiful picture above ^.i think i will never forgive her for ruining catherine in wuthering heights.that whiny,fragile sweet little daisy had nothing to do with the catherine from the book.the book-catherine is a tempestuous,passionate,head-strong persona,heathcliff´s female counterpart.i didn´t see much of that in merle oberon´s performance.well,to her favour i have to say that this film version as a whole mutilated the book tremendously and is far,far away from its contents. yet laurence olivier played heathcliff so welll,that he ´s nevertheless my favourite film-heathcliff and i would have loved to see him as heathcliff in the more authentic wuthering heights version with ralph fiennes (as much as i love ralph fiennes he was a rather mediocre heathcliff,he later said so himself).well,however,merle oberon was a beautiful ,fragile butterfly being...

dinahgrace,i saw that film too and read that it was based on merle oberon´s life.


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I didn't know the story about her hidden origins, very interesting.



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lovely photos!

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ah,beautiful picture above ^.i think i will never forgive her for ruining catherine in wuthering heights.that whiny,fragile sweet little daisy had nothing to do with the catherine from the book.the book-catherine is a tempestuous,passionate,head-strong persona,heathcliff´s female counterpart.i didn´t see much of that in merle oberon´s performance.well,to her favour i have to say that this film version as a whole mutilated the book tremendously and is far,far away from its contents. yet laurence olivier played heathcliff so welll,that he ´s nevertheless my favourite film-heathcliff and i would have loved to see him as heathcliff in the more authentic wuthering heights version with ralph fiennes (as much as i love ralph fiennes he was a rather mediocre heathcliff,he later said so himself).well,however,merle oberon was a beautiful ,fragile butterfly being...

dinahgrace,i saw that film too and read that it was based on merle oberon´s life.
Its quite a hard to find film now. Im glad to have seen it too.

Though, the only version of wuthering heights i have seen is her version, and i agree with you about her character in the film, Cathy is really bitchy in the book. But what about the 1970s film with Timothy Dalton as Heathcliff? I have yet to see it but i read that his was the best adaptation of Heathcliff:









http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Film/7518/WH_Eng/WH_Eng.htm

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It's just so sad that she was forced to pretty much deny her race, so much that her mother suddenly became her maid when others saw her. She's absolutely beautiful; amazing, seductive eyes and slightly pinched features, all offset by a darker skintone.

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It's so interesting that she was able to hide her "Indian-ness". She actually looks like the classical model from ancient paintings in India, particularly ones from the northern regions. It's quite astonishing, acutally. Especially post #39! It looks like she stepped out of one! (Also the last photo in #43)


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