Merle Oberon as "Messaline" in "I, Claudius"

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Actress Merle Oberon (1911-1979) was born in Mumbai, India. She performed on stage in India before moving to London in 1928. After filming in Hollywood, she returned to London England to film I, Claudius. Shortly after production started, Merle Oberon had a car accident in which she suffered face injuries and the film was never finished. 

Edward Steichen photographed Merle Oberon for Vogue before her accident, in her costume as Messalina.

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