When Meryl Streep signs onto a role, she signs on. From transforming into a frigid nun for Doubt, to a free-spirited former disco dancer in Mamma Mia!, to the chicest b*tch to ever hit the silver screen in The Devil Wears Prada, Streep doesn’t merely rock a wig and prosthetics, but totally embodies her character. Most recently, she wowed crowds (and may very likely nab an Oscar) with her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The voice! The pearls! The teef!
To honor one of Hollywood’s best and to prep for the Academy Awards on Feb. 26th, let’s take a minute to admire a dozen of Meryl’s movie makeovers.