On Meryl Streep's 69th birthday, a look at her unforgettable performances, from Miranda Priestly to Margaret Thatcher

FP Staff

Jun,22 2018 15:38 17 IST

1/10 Meryl Streep has won the Academy Awards for Sophie's Choice, The Iron Lady and Kramer vs Kramer. Twitter/@IanWilliam1987

Meryl Streep has won the Academy Awards for Sophie's Choice, The Iron Lady and Kramer vs Kramer. Twitter/@IanWilliam1987

2/10 Meryl Streep as Madeline Ashton in dark comedy Death Becomes Her, a film that went on to win Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1992. Facebook/ @hollywoodphotos

Meryl Streep as Madeline Ashton in dark comedy Death Becomes Her, a film that went on to win Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1992. Facebook/ @hollywoodphotos

3/10 Meryl streep as Joanna Kramer in the family courtroom drama, Kramer vs Kramer. Twitter/ @irmadesmond

Meryl streep as Joanna Kramer in the family courtroom drama, Kramer vs Kramer. Twitter/ @irmadesmond

4/10 Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the Editor-in-Chief of Runway magazine in the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada, based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name. Image from Facebook

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the Editor-in-Chief of Runway magazine in the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada, based on Lauren Weisberger's novel of the same name. Image from Facebook

5/10 Meryl Streep plays journalist Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post in The Post. Image from Youtube

Meryl Streep plays journalist Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post in The Post. Image from Youtube

6/10 Meryl Streep as Francesca Johnson in Bridges of Madison County, the screen adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name . Facebook/@TheBridgesofMadisonCounty

Meryl Streep as Francesca Johnson in Bridges of Madison County, the screen adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name . Facebook/@TheBridgesofMadisonCounty

7/10 Meryl Streep plays a Polish immigrant sharing a boarding house in Brooklyn with her lover, Nathan in Sophie's Choice . Facebook/@TheMerylStreepForum

Meryl Streep plays a Polish immigrant sharing a boarding house in Brooklyn with her lover, Nathan in Sophie's Choice . Facebook/@TheMerylStreepForum

8/10 Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the British-French biographical drama based on the stateswoman. Image from Twitter

Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the British-French biographical drama based on the stateswoman. Image from Twitter

9/10 Meryl Streep plays legendary chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia, alongside actors Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina. Facebook/ @StarMoviesIndia

Meryl Streep plays legendary chef Julia Child in Julie & Julia, alongside actors Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Chris Messina. Facebook/ @StarMoviesIndia

10/10 Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman, the screen adaptation of the 1969 novel by John Fowles. Image from Facebook

Meryl Streep in The French Lieutenant's Woman, the screen adaptation of the 1969 novel by John Fowles. Image from Facebook