Real Life StoriesThroughout the years of her career, Meryl has portrayed women whose lives were not invented by screenwriters, but whose life stories have challenged, inspired and shocked the world - whistleblowers, alleged murderers, violinists or cooks of the French Cuisine. Take a closer look at the people behind the true stories, comparisons between film character and reality, accompanied by rare photographs, video clips and quotes by Meryl Streep and the people she portrayed.
Katharine GrahamOften said to be one of the most powerful women in America, Katharine Graham has exercised great influence as the publisher of the Washington Post in its greatest days and as the president of the Washington Post Company.
Florence Foster JenkinsKnown and mocked for her flamboyant performance and notably poor singing ability, Florence Foster Jenkins went down in New York history with an unforgettable convert at Carnegie Hall in October 1944.
Emmeline Pankhurst"I'd rather be a rebel than a slave." One of the 100 most important people of the 20th century, Emmeline Pankhurst successfully led the British suffragette movement, helping women win the right to vote.
Margaret ThatcherFrom her first days in power, Margaret Thatcher developed and refined ways of circumventing political protocol and procedure. Thatcher remains one of the dominant and controversal figures of 20th century Britain.
Julia ChildJulia Child - recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public and being an iconic fixture on American television, once quoted three key ingredients for success: a man, a meal, and a TV camera.
Ethel RosenbergWhat lies behind Meryl Streep's performance of Ethel Rosenberg's ghost in Mike Nichols' award winning mini-series "Angels in America" is a tragic and still controversial episode of the 1950's anti-communist era.
Roberta GuaspariRoberta Guaspari's story had Hollywood written all over it: A mother of two young sons emerges from a failed marriage and finds her calling teaching violin at a New York City public school in East Harlem.
Lindy ChamberlainIn 1980, young mother Lindy Chamberlain was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her baby daughter. It took decades to finally clear one the worst cases of crime injustice in the history of Australia.
Karen BlixenI had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. This is how Danish author Karen Blixen starts her probably most famous novel Out of Africa, which has been hailed as the greatest pastoral elegy of modernism.
Karen SilkwoodWas nuclear plant employee Karen Silkwood just a trouble maker - or did she really had documents collected that would prove a self-contaminating of plutonium? Unfortunately, Silkwood didn't live long enough to tell.