Vintage Meryl Streep Is The Best Meryl Streep

Best actress and totally babely.

1. Let’s talk about America’s most enduring national treasure: Meryl Streep.

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2. She’s amazing now, but she was also a mega-babe in the ’70s and ’80s.

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3. Just look at her in this purple-on-purple-on-cowboy boots ensemble.

Just look at her in this purple-on-purple-on-cowboy boots ensemble.
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Hells yes to wearing pastel overalls.

4. Annd here she is just chilling with fellow cool as hell ’80s It Girl Diane Keaton.

Annd here she is just chilling with fellow cool as hell '80s It Girl Diane Keaton.
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5. But that’s not all. Here she is reading some feminist lit, planning her world domination or whatever.

But that's not all. Here she is reading some feminist lit, planning her world domination or whatever.
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(Actually she’s apparently rehearsing a Shakespeare in the Park production of The Taming of the Shrew.)

6. Somehow pulling off the most intense patchwork blazer ever.

Somehow pulling off the most intense patchwork blazer ever.
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7. Just bringing some homemade cookies or kugel to the party.

Just bringing some homemade cookies or kugel to the party.
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With her hubby Donald Gummer, nbd.

8. Enjoying a romantic embrace from Dennis Quaid in Postcards from the Edge.

Enjoying a romantic embrace from Dennis Quaid in Postcards from the Edge.
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9. Proving she can pull off the Dorothy Hammill.

Proving she can pull off the Dorothy Hammill.
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10. And also a wild head of curly locks.

And also a wild head of curly locks.
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11. Here she is giving bunny ears to frickin’ Shirley MacLaine.

Here she is giving bunny ears to frickin' Shirley MacLaine.
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12. Looking cute AF in all black.

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13. Proving she is a flawless goddess.

Proving she is a flawless goddess.
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14. And proving she is a flawless goddess who can also walk around with a baby Henry Gummer strapped to her.

And proving she is a flawless goddess who can also walk around with a baby Henry Gummer strapped to her.
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15. Did ’80s Meryl Streep ride the subway? Yes, she did.

Did '80s Meryl Streep ride the subway? Yes, she did.
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And OMG, the NYC subway in the ’80s was terrifying.

16. She also pulled off this all-white ensemble like a boss.

She also pulled off this all-white ensemble like a boss.
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17. And kept things frumpterable before frumpterable was a thing.

And kept things frumpterable before frumpterable was a thing.
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18. Gorgeous hair? Check.

Gorgeous hair? Check.
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19. Radiant smile? Double check.

Radiant smile? Double check.
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20. All hail Kween Streep!

All hail Kween Streep!
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21. Yaaaaaas!

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