No. 35 in a series of 50 from Players' Navy Cut Cigarettes
Born in Tasmania in 1911 and christened Estelle Thompson, Merle Oberon is of Irish descent. She came to England in 1931 on holiday, and was seen by Alexander Korda while he was directing Service for Ladies. Her work in his film Wedding Rehearsal convinced him that she had much promise as an actress, and when he formed his own company, he gave her a five-year contract. Since then she has appeared in Men of Tomorrow, The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Private Life of Don Juan and The Scarlet Pimpernel.