By joey nolfi
Would Hollywood even exist without the three-time Academy Award-winning legend?
Though it wasn't her first on-screen role, Streep made the most of a small part in Michael Cimino's Vietnam War masterpiece.
One of Streep's most devastating roles has become a pop-culture staple since its 1982 release.
Her performance is sweet, alluring, and, most importantly, effortlessly smooth.