She has played plenty of no-nonsense women over the course of her career which has spanned more than 45 years.
And Meryl Streep certainly looked the part as she stepped out in a sheer black blouse at the Paris premiere of her new movie The Post on Saturday.
The 68-year-old was accompanied by co-star Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg in France, where the film is being released under the name The Pentagon Papers.
No-nonsense: Meryl Streep wore a sheer frilled blouse and dramatic flares at the Paris premiere of the Pentagon Papers alongside director Steven Spielberg and co-star Tom Hanks
The 68-year-old paired the frilled see-through number with a pair of dramatic flares, and the outfit was nipped in at the waist by a small patent belt.
She wore a black jacket with military-style buttons draped over her shoulders and accessorised with a black box clutch with a gold trim.
Meryl looked effortlessly stylish in the all-black outfit which she completed with her signature pointed-edge glasses and onyx earrings.
Her youthful complexion glowed in the barely-there makeup as she kept her blonde-hued hair out of her face by placing it into a chignon style.
Smiles: In the film the 68-year-old plays Katherine Graham, the first female publisher of the Washington Post. The film, based on a true story deals with some of the sexism faced by Katherine
The film, set in 1971, is centred around the 7,000 page Pentagon Papers which revealed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam war from 1945 to 1967.
In the film, Meryl plays the first female publisher of the Washington Post, as she deals with some of the sexism faced by Katharine Graham.
Based on a true story, editor Ben Bradlee, played by Tom Hanks, races to find the papers.
Glowing: The American actress wore her signature pointed-edge glasses and pulled her hair back into a chignon style
Classic: Meryl fought back the cold wearing a black jacket with military-style gold buttons on it and carried a box clutch which matched her all-black outfit
Actress Meryl has rarely been out of the spotlight recently because of her involvement in the Time’s Up initiative.
The movement, launched by hundreds of Hollywood women to advocate for the end of sexual harassment, features a legal defence fund which subsidises legal support for victims who have experienced abuse in the workplace.
The American actress walked the Golden Globes red carpet with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Writing in Cosmopolitan after the event, Ai-jen said: ‘On the night of the awards, after taking a shot of vodka for courage, we stood shoulder-to-shoulder in front of countless cameras, shared our message with the media, and cheered others on who were doing the same.’
Meryl walked the Golden Globes red carpet with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in support of the Time’s Up initiative