Meryl Streep, 62, Lands Her First 'Vogue' Cover & Is The Magazine's Oldest Covergirl

Mon, December 12, 2011 11:18am EST by 2 Comments
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Better late than never: Meryl is finally featured on the cover of the mag — and takes the title as the oldest covergirl ‘Vogue’ has ever had!

Meryl Streep might have played the role of Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in The Devil Wears Prada, but she was never featured on the magazine — until now! Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the 62-year-old star looks flawless in her signature look, a collared shirt and full skirt, and takes the title of the oldest covergirl to ever grace the front of the mag. Inside, she talks about her upcoming role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady — and admits she thought her career was over when she turned 40. Obviously she was very wrong!

Meryl says that the year she turned 40, she was offered three separate roles to play a witch. She thought it meant ladies in her age group were considered “grotesque on some level.” The talented actress told her hubby that it meant “It’s over,” but that clearly wasn’t the case!

What do you think of Meryl’s cover?

Katrina Mitzeliotis

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Posted at 2:36 PM on December 12, 2011  

gbtw you’re totally right! The notion of putting celebs on the covers of magazines is very recent. At Vogue, it started under Anna’s reign. She started in ’88 but the first celeb to grace the cover was Madonna in ’89 — and she received lots of criticism for the decision.

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Posted at 1:07 PM on December 12, 2011  

i guess back in meryl’s hay day, vogue wasn’t putting stars on its covers as much? i’m somewhat shocked that someone with such beauty and talent never was on that cover— but i do think the phenomenon of putting hollywood stars on fashion covers is more pronounced now than it was back then. it used to be models who were on covers— now, does that ever happen? it’s pretty much always a non-model celebrity now, right? in any case— meryl is gorgeous and the best actress of her generation and, i’d venture to say, all that have followed. i don’t know enough about those that came before her, or else i’d be more bold with my statement. kudos to her.

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