TV commercial for Amercian Express Credit Card (1991)
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I don't want to spit in the eye of good fortune, but it was weird. I felt like I'd butted in line in front of Lucille Ball
, Audrey Hepburn
, Katharine Hepburn
. Hello? How did this happen? I was only the sixth woman to receive it, but they found 26 men to give it to. I thought that was embarrassing. [on her Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFI]
Occasionally mistaken for friend Glenn Close
, Streep was pregnant with her fourth child while shopping in a Los Angeles baby store where the staff lavished her with huge amounts of baby paraphernalia. Just as she was about to leave they whispered, "We loved you in Fatal Attraction
She frequently plays real-life characters: Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Roberta Guasppari, Lindy Chamberlain, Susan Orlean and Margaret Thatcher.