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Beauty Biography of Meryl Streep

Bella Donna: Meryl Streep

In honor of the upcoming Oscars, for this week's Bella Donna I've got Meryl Streep on the mind. With an astounding 15 nominations and two wins, she's considered to be the greatest living actress by many. Born Mary Louise Streep in 1949, she earned her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Oh, did I mention she can sing, too?

Married for over thirty years, the mother of four is known for her long blond hair, high cheekbones, porcelain skin, and long, thin nose with deviated septum. According to the IMDb, she has declined to have it fixed, with filmmakers avoiding close-up shots or straight-on angles.

Earlier this month, Streep told Radio Times Magazine, "My daughters had helped me to stop worrying about my appearance over the years. I wasted so many years thinking I wasn't pretty enough and why didn't I have Jessica Lange's body or someone else's legs? What a waste of time." As for the 2009 Oscars, she's nominated for her role in the movie Doubt for which she portrays a nun — makeup-free. We'll have to wait until Sunday to see if Streep wins her third Oscar, but in the meantime, check out my gallery below for some pictures of the distinguished star throughout the years.

1979 Oscars<br />

Kramer vs. Kramer Premiere, 1979

A 1979 premiere

1980 Oscar Win

1983 Oscar Win

1986 People's Choice Awards

1989 Oscars<br />

2005 Prime Premiere<br />

The Devil Wears Prada, 2006<br />

February, 2009<br />

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Join The Conversation
inspirata inspirata 8 years
Meryl is like a fine wine - just gets better with age. She's gorgeous and I can only hope to be as beautiful when I reach her age.
catita85 catita85 8 years
She´s an extraordinary actress and a lovely woman.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
Love her!!!
LukesMommy LukesMommy 8 years
She (and her makeup artist) are clients of mine, and even first thing in the morning, with no makeup on that I can tell, she's absolutely gorgeous - and o down to earth! Love her <3
CupcakeCouture CupcakeCouture 8 years
She is drop dead gorgeous. I hope to God I look that amazing at her age.
Advah Advah 8 years
Love her as an actress, and she's absolutely gorgeous imo! I thought she looked 10 times mores beautiful than Anne Hathaway in the Devil Wears Prada.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I always loved how thick her hair is, so beautiful. She is a lovely woman.
ashantixoxo ashantixoxo 8 years
Just like Barbara Streisand refused to have her nose fixed, kudos for standing up to all that pressure..anyway I so loved Meryl in the Devil wears Prada!
chaumeout chaumeout 8 years
These pics don't do her justice. She was so beautiful in Kramer vs. Kramer.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
A classic :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Always a stunner...
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
Screw the industry! I happen to think that nose gives her character. She's such a classy lady. :D Love love love her.
emalove emalove 8 years
Amazing actress! And I think she's lovely too.
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I love Meryl Streep. She's gorgeous and a great actress, very versatile.
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