The bestest birthday wishes go out to Meryl Streep, quite possibly the best actress to walk among us, who today (June 22) turns 64.

In her honor and because we really can't get enough of the three-time Academy Award winner, we thought we'd list some of the reasons that make Meryl one of the greats.

For instance, look how stunning:

meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

How seriously fabulous:

meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

So positively iconic:

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meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

But also filled with such exuberance and wonder:

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meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

meryl streep gifs

And when she laughs, an angel gets an Oscar:

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Nothing sexier than a women with confidence:

meryl streep gifs

Who can turn your heart to mush:

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We adore you. Happy 64th, Meryl Streep!

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