Meryl Streep to Grace U.S. Vogue for First Time

Move over, Helen Mirren, there’s a new older It girl. U.S. Vogue has released its January cover, and we are thrilled that it decided to feature 62-year-old Meryl Streep, believe it or not, for the very first time. With 16 Oscar nominations and 25 Golden Globe nominations under her belt, Streep is definitely one of Hollywood’s most respected actresses. Inside, Streep says at the age of 40, after having been offered three witch roles, she told her husband, “It’s over.” She took this as an indication that women over 40 were “grotesque on some level. We know now that she couldn’t have been more wrong! Interestingly, Streep also jokes about being the oldest person to ever grace the cover of U.S. Vogue. In fact, she is disappointingly correct.

In the last few years, the actress has had groundbreaking roles in several movies such as Julie and Julia, Mamma Mia and The Devil Wears Prada. She shows no sign of slowing down either, with quite a bit of Oscar buzz surrounding her upcoming performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady opening this Friday. Streep truly serves as a testament to the fact that life keeps getting better at 40. The January issue of Vogue hits newsstands on Dec. 20.

-Brooke Benjamin