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Quiz: Can you name these Meryl Streep characters?

It’s her birthday today.

MERYL STREEP, OFTEN dubbed one of the greatest actors of her generation, turns 71 today.

But how well do you know the characters she’s played on screen over the years?

Go on, test yourself.

Streep won an Oscar for her performance as who in Sophie's Choice (1982)?
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Sophie Zawistowska
Sophie Wiśniewski

Sophie Zielinski
What was the name of the matriarch she played in Mamma Mia! (2008)?
Universal Pictures
Laura Sheridan
Donna Sheridan

Emily Sheridan
In Death Becomes Her (1992), she played who?
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Marianne Ashton Menville
Miriam Ashton Menville

Madeline Ashton Menville
Which character does she play in The River Wild (1994)?
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Jenny Hartman
Gail Hartman

Molly Hartman
Streep starred as who in Out of Africa (1985)?
Universal Pictures
Karen Blixen
Kate Blixen

Carol Blixen
What was the name of the magazine editor she played in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)?
Twentieth Century Fox
Caitlin Priestly
Miranda Priestly

Madeleine Priestly
Who did she play in the star-studded The Deer Hunter (1978)?
Universal Pictures
Linda
Eloise

Maria
In Hope Springs (2012), the actress played who?
Sony Pictures
Kay Soames
Kay Martin

Belinda Soames
She won her first Oscar for playing who in Kramer vs Kramer (1979)?
Columbia Pictures
Joanna Kramer
Jody Kramer

Jennifer Kramer
Who did she play in the latest revival of Little Women (2019)?
Sony Pictures
Aunt Maud
Aunt Sophie

Aunt March
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top dog
You nailed it, well done!
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect!
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Fintastic dolphin
Good job!
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You scored out of !
Ewe must be joking
Baaaaaad!
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You scored out of !
Turtley awful
A shell of a bad effort!
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