27 Feb '12, 4am

Meryl Streep wins best actress Oscar for 'The Iron Lady'

Meryl Streep wins best actress Oscar for 'The Iron Lady'

Meryl Streep on Sunday won the Oscar for best actress for her scintillating portrayal of former British premier Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. -- PHOTO: REUTERS HOLLYWOOD (AFP) - Meryl Streep has been called many things during a Hollywood career that has seen her win 17 Oscar nominations and three Academy Awards: living legend, national treasure, American icon. But Streep - who has played everything from a Nazi concentration camp survivor to an ABBA-singing rejuvenated mother in Mamma Mia - prefers to see herself as something else: an actress. The 62-year-old picked up her third Oscar Sunday for her role as former British premier Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady - by the same director as Mamma Mia - underscoring her status as the pre-eminent actress of her generation. The latest Oscar triumph came more than three decades after her first, for the 1979 Kramer vs Krame...

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