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.

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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.

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5. 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.

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7. 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.

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9. Proving she can pull off the Dorothy Hammill.

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10. And also a wild head of curly locks.

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11. 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.

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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.

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15. 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.

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17. And kept things frumpterable before frumpterable was a thing.

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18. Gorgeous hair? Check.

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19. Radiant smile? Double check.

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20. All hail Kween Streep!

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21. Yaaaaaas!

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