12/17/2012 08:37 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Meryl Streep In Her Younger Years With Red Hair (PHOTO)

Meryl Streep is arguably the best actress in Hollywood. Some of her legendary roles include playing Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada," Julia Child in "Julie & Julia," and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Any actress that can play that breadth of characters is nothing short of amazing.

In this 1981 photograph we see a young Meryl Streep playing the tragic heroine in Karel Reisz' drama "The French Lieutenant's Woman." Instead of her signature wavy blonde locks we see her with curly red hair (and if anyone can pull off that fiery color, it's this leading lady). We love her classic oxford shirt and the oversized scarf she has wrapped around her body (of course, we've always been fans of scarves that can double as blankets). Her cheeks have been lightly dusted with blush, but it's her strawberry-blonde locks that have us making an appointment with our colorist asap.

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