Meryl Streep is, of course, one of the world’s most celebrated actresses. The star has set records when it comes to Golden Globe nominations, for one – and that’s not even mentioning all the special recognition and lifetime achievement accolades she has garnered. Naturally, though, Streep has a personal life, too, and she has long been married to the sculptor Don Gummer, with whom she has four children. But before all that, she suffered a heartbreaking tragedy – one that she’s carried with her all her life.
Streep’s career is the stuff of legend. Since first appearing on the big screen in 1977, she has featured in a great many films that have achieved commercial and critical success. These include – among others – The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Devil Wears Prada and The Post.
Yet while growing up, Streep had ambitions to be a singer. The future star took opera singing classes from the famous soprano Estelle Liebling – even if she didn’t enjoy them. She performed in school plays, too, although it wasn’t until college and a role in the play Miss Julie that she really caught the acting bug.