Cover A scene from David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada

From the strong, commanding, and precise Editor-In-Chief Miranda Priestly, to the warm and free-spirited Donna Sheridan, Meryl Streep always gets the assignment.

In Hollywood, a red carpet event is not complete without the grace and presence of multi-awarded actress and singer Meryl Streep. At the age of 72, she has given life to some of the film industry's most iconic characters. 

In this article, we list down memorable roles that Streep portrayed through the years.

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Joanna Kramer in Kramer VS Kramer

If Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver's performances in Marriage Story (2019) made you bawl your eyes out, then you should also see Streep as Joanna Kramer in Kramer VS Kramer

The film is a legal drama that follows the marriage fallout of a couple. The movie also explores the impact of divorce on children and touches upon prevailing social issues such as sexism, women's rights, and work-life balance. 

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Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada takes its viewers inside the busy and fancy world of fashion. In her role as Miranda Priestly, Streep has to become an empowered, commanding, and cold New York-based Editor-In-Chief (EIC). 

Many accounts claim that Lauren Weisberger, writer of The Devil Wears Prada novel, moulded the fictional Priestly after Vogue EIC Anna Wintour; however, this is something that Weisberger denied repeatedly.

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Molly Gilmore in Falling In Love (1984)

Ulu Grosbard's Falling in Love (1984) was a box office bomb starring Streep as Molly Gilmore and Robert De Niro as Frank Raftis. The movie follows the story of two married individuals who keep running into each other, starting a friendship that could potentially ruin their respective relationships.

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Donna Sheridan in Mamamia!

ABBA songs could make anybody's day in a snap. In Mamamia! where Streep portrayed Donna Sheridan, viewers will have the chance to sing their hearts out.

The jukebox musical romantic comedy movie took place on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. It features Streep's rendition of ABBA's hit songs Slipping Through My Fingers, The Winner Takes It All, Dancing Queen, and more.

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Madeline Ashton in Death Becomes Her (1992)

Proving the depth of her talent, Streep steps in the role of Madeline Ashton in Death Becomes Her (1992). Helmed by Robert Zemeckis, the black comedy film follows two rivals who were promised eternal youth after drinking a magic potion. The two experience unpleasant pitfalls of immortality. 

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