There's no question that Meryl Streep has displayed incredible consistency as a powerhouse actress — this Sunday will mark her seventeenth Academy Award nomination — but style-wise, she's been a bit all over the map. To her credit, the occasional misstep has only made the journey all that much more fun (who wants to see another overly styled celebot?), and the woman simply radiates self-confidence and a certain kind of glamour that has just the right amount of humor. Here, a pre-Oscar present: 100 photos of Streep in all her shining blonde glory. Click through for eighties-era metallic suits that would make Prabal proud, a suntanned Streep riding the New York City subway, and movie stills of the actress alongside her many leading men. Who else's hair could Robert Redford have washed stream-side in Out of Africa? No one's.
February 14, 2012
At the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.
February 12, 2012
At the 65th British Academy Film Awards in London.
February 6, 2012
At the AARP Magazine Gala.
January 29, 2012
At the Eighteenth Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
January 27, 2012
At the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Los Angeles.
January 4, 2012
At the European premiere of The Iron Lady.
In The Iron Lady.
December 4, 2011
At the 34th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.
November 8, 2010
With Michael Bloomberg at the 2010 Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture.
June 10, 2010
At the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Mike Nichols in Culver City, California.
March 7, 2010
At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles.
January 23, 2010
At the Sixteenth Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
January 17, 2010
At the 67th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
October 23, 2009
With Don Gummer at the 4th International Rome Film Festival.
October 22, 2009
At the Rome premiere of Julie & Julia.
October 22, 2009
At the Fourth International Rome Film Festival.
September 16, 2009
At the New York Philharmonic season-opening gala in New York City.
July 30, 2009
At the Julie & Julia premiere in New York
In Julie & Julia.
February 22, 2009
At the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood.
February 8, 2009
At the 63rd British Academy Film Awards in London.
January 19, 2009
At a photo call for Doubt in Paris.
January 11, 2009
At the 66th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
September 26, 2008
At the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.
July 5, 2008
With Abba members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad-Reuss at the Stockholm premiere of Mamma Mia.
June 30, 2008
At the London premiere of Mamma Mia.
April 14, 2008
At the Film Society of Lincoln Center 25th Gala Tribute, held in her honor in New York.
February 25, 2007
At the 79th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
January 15, 2007
At the 64th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
September 7, 2006
At the 63rd Venice International Film Festival.
September 7, 2006
At the 63rd International Venice Film Festival.
September 6, 2006
At the Devil Wears Prada premiere in Deauville, France.
June 4, 2006
With her daughter Mamie at the New York premiere of A Prairie Home Companion.
March 5, 2006
At the 78th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
May 23, 2006
At a Breast Cancer Research Foundation benefit following a screening of The Devil Wears Prada.
In The Devil Wears Prada.
November 17, 2005
At the Christopher Reeve Foundation's "A Magical Evening" benefit.
October 27, 2005
With Valentino at the 22nd Annual Night of Stars in New York.
August 27, 2005
With Angelina Jolie and Lindsay Lohan at the Yele Haiti Haitian Relief Benefit in East Hampton.
September 19, 2004
At the 56th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
July 19, 2004
With Grace Gummer at the New York premiere of The Manchurian Candidate.
In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
June 10, 2004
At the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony, held in her honor.
January 25, 2004
At the 61st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
March 23, 2003
With her daughter Grace at the 75th Academy Awards in Hollywood.
January 19, 2003
At the 60th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
March 26, 2000
With her daughter Mamie at the 72nd Academy Awards in Hollywood.
January 23, 2000
At the 57th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
March 21, 1999
At the 71st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
With her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
March 25, 1996
At the 68th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
June 17, 1995
At the Prague International Golden Golum Festival.
With Donald Gummer.
In The Bridges of Madison County.
September 25, 1994
At her footprint ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
June 4, 1994
With her family at the "A Time For Heroes" Carnival to benefit Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
March 3, 1994
With her husband, Donald Gummer, at the 1994 Life Achievement Awards.
June 2, 1990
At a gala event honoring Warner Bros. stars.
May 31, 1990
At "Artists Unite for Big Green" in Santa Monica, California.
March 18, 1990
With Queen Elizabeth II in London.
July 7, 1989
At the wrap-up party for She-Devil in New York.
May 1, 1989
With Sam Neill at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
March 29, 1989
With Donald Gummer at the 61st Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
January 28, 1989
At the 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
April 12, 1988
In A Cry In The Dark.
March 25, 1986
March 24, 1986
At the 58th Academy Awards.
In Out of Africa.
With Robert Redford in Out of Africa.
April 9, 1984
At the 56th Academy Awards.
April 11, 1983
At the 55th Academy Awards.
January 14, 1983
In Sophie's Choice.
January 13, 1982
With Roy Scheider at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards dinner in Beverly Hills.
On the subway in New York City.
December 3, 1981
At the 4th Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.
October 12, 1981
With Jeremy Irons, just before the release of The French Lieutenant's Woman.
April 14, 1980
At the 52nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
April 4, 1980
With Don Gummer at the 34th British Film Awards in London.
January 25, 1980
At Heathrow International Airport in London.
January 9, 1980
With her son Henry at JFK.
December 31, 1979
A Woody Allen's New Years Eve party in New York.
December 17, 1979
With Dustin Hoffman at the Kramer vs. Kramer premiere in New York.
August 15, 1979
With Alan Alda at The Seduction of Joe Tynan premiere party in New York
In Kramer vs. Kramer
April 9, 1979
At the 51st Annual Academy Awards.
April 9, 1979
At the 51st Academy Awards in Hollywood.
With Woody Allen in Manhattan.
April 16, 1978
With James Woods in Holocaust.
With Robert de Niro in The Deer Hunter.
In a publicity still for The Deer Hunter.
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