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Meryl Streep marvels at magazine covers

Meryl Streep thinks being a fashion icon comes with "movie stardom".

The 65-year-old actress still maintains a youthful complexion, decades after entering the limelight. Over the years she has graced the front page of various well-known publications, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Although she is considered a style icon by the rest of the world, Meryl herself is still bemused by her status in the fashion industry.

"I never thought I'd be somebody who would be on the cover of magazines in fashion y'know; it's not me!" she laughed during an interview for PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series. "But that is what movie stardom entails."

Meryl's interview was illustrated for the series, with a cartoon version of her with exaggerated features replicating the words. Recalling when she first had to attend interviews and press appearances, the iconic star admits she didn't put a lot of effort into her ensembles.

"I always wore my own clothes a lot of the time in interviews during marketing. Actually, this [outfit] is not [my own]," she giggled. "These shoes are mine. But I got famous before you had to do all this stuff."

The star has previously spoken out about her insecurities. She has always been the type to focus on her career rather than her looks in everyday life.

She has embodied an array of alter egos on the big screen, from a fashion editor in The Devil Wears Prada to politician Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

"I didn't have any confidence in my beauty when I was young," Meryl once revealed. "I felt like a character actress, and I still do."

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