How tall is Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon's Height

5ft 2 (157.5 cm)

Anglo-Indian actress best remembered for roles in films such as Wuthering Heights, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Dark Angel, A Song to Remember, Berlin Express and The Lodger. In the 1930's she was typically described in newspapers as being 5ft 2 and weighing around 110 pounds.

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 1.75in (156.8cm)
Chase Witherspoon said on 3/Aug/15
We were claiming her as one of our progeny for many years - Ms Oberon maintained she'd been born in Tasmania throughout her public life.... Richard Harris was enamoured by her also... short in stature, big in talent, 5'1.5"
littlesue said on 17/Dec/14
I would have said around 5ft 1.5
Sam said on 17/Dec/14
Yes, Sri Lankan, I stand corrected. One of her profiles describes her as "Indian-English".
Sam said on 17/Dec/14
I guess she could have been a weak 5'2" but I think she looked around that range at any rate.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/14
I wasn't aware of Indian, but her face shape and look at times can seem Burmese or something. Click Here I guess both countries border each other. She was born in India but it seems her mother wasn't actually Indian but was from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with partial Māori heritage. That explains it then.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/14
Are you sure on 5 ft 2 with Shearer Sam?
Sam said on 17/Dec/14
Nice, this is exactly the height she looked. Didn't realize her mother was Indian, explaining her attractive dark looks.
[Editor Rob: from reading a bit on her, I'm not sure her exact ethnicity is known!]
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/14
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That's a more even shot, they look similar. Loving Norma's top :-)
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/14
Rob I think she looked more 5'1" range. I had her at 5'1.5 Sam and Sue what do you think? She made Laughton look tall in The Private Life of Henry VIII, although I'm not sure if he had lifts and padding and all that to make him look bigger than normal. Niven and Olivier towered her in Wuthering Heights. 156cm I think would be OK.

Click Here Her with 5'1 listed Norma Shearer. Although we can't see footwear and camera is a bit in Norma's favour i can't see a full 5 ft 2.

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