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    These Photos Prove That Meryl Streep Has Always Been A Babe

    Best actress and totally babely.

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

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

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

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    Hells yes to wearing pastel overalls.

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

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    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.)

    Somehow pulling off the most intense patchwork blazer ever.

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    Just bringing some homemade cookies or kugel to the party.

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    With her hubby Donald Gummer, nbd.

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

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    Proving she can pull off the Dorothy Hammill.

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    And also a wild head of curly locks.

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    Here she is giving bunny ears to frickin' Shirley MacLaine.

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    Looking cute AF in all black.

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    Proving she is a flawless goddess.

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

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    Did '80s Meryl Streep ride the subway? Yes, she did.

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    And OMG, the NYC subway in the '80s was terrifying.

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

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    And kept things frumpterable before frumpterable was a thing.

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    Gorgeous hair? Check.

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    Radiant smile? Double check.

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    All hail Kween Streep!

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