Oscar winner Meryl Streep thought her career was over years ago. Yet, here she is in the January 2012 issue of U.S. Vogue...and not just in the pages but on the cover, becoming the oldest Vogue cover girl.
On the Vogue set she said it herself, "I was joking with the ladies earlier," Streep noted, as reported by ABC News. "And I told them I was probably the oldest person ever to be on the cover of Vogue."
Little did she know she was right.
The Hollywood Reporter says, "She has taken the honor from 2004 cover girl, then-59-year-old Priscilla Presley, who appeared with her daughter and granddaughter."
Streep told the magazine that she thought her career was over 20 years ago, when she turned 40.
The article says, "At the time, she was offered three different roles to play a witch and took that as a message that women in her age group were perceived as "grotesque on some level.""It's over," she told her husband at the time.
Streep has continued to have huge success, playing the fictional editor of a Vogue-like magazine in the movie The Devil Wears Prada and holding the record for the most Oscar nominations for any actor, a total of 16 times.
Her next role is debuted January 13, 2012 as she plays the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady. See the trailer above.