Retro Snap: Do You Recognize This Actress?

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You saw her at the 2012 Academy Awards last night.

It’s Meryl Streep, who just won the best actress award at the Academy Awards for The Iron Lady in a stunning turn of “things everyone was absolutely expecting for six months, now.” As Ashley and I discussed we have some qualms with the movie, but since we love Meryl Streep and I have this long, weird love affair going with Margaret Thatcher (that admittedly has more to do with her persona than her politics) well, here is a picture of Meryl in her Vassar days. Since we can’t comment on her inner beauty on the basis of this photo, we’ll just say, wow, her bone structure is stunning.

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    • MR

      Jennifer, I didn’t go see the movie, cause I thought your critique of it made a lot sense. I’m a solid Dem, but it seems her selection was a little politicized. Also happy Ashley posted a photo of Jane Seymour: ‘ Live and Let Die’ – the only good Roger Moore Bond film.

      • Jennifer Wright

        Wait – you weren’t into the campy miracle that is “Moonraker?” Jaws! Building a new uber-colony on the moon! Jaws!

        Dr. Holly Goodhead: You know him?
        James Bond: Not socially. His name’s Jaws, he kills people.

      • MR

        Yeah, I saw it and didn’t like it. Trust me if a woman walks up to me and tells me that’s her name. I’d say to myself: “What is this Hollywood? :) ‘Live and Let Die’ has everthing: Voodoo; Jane Seymour; Mardi Gras; Jane Seymour…hmm, I seemed to be stuck on something. Another reason why my friends and I would go into the Boerum Hill neighborhood. The movie theatres there would let us into an ‘R rated film’ when we weren’t 17. I was only 11 when I saw it the first time. Yeah, it made an impression on me.

      • MR

        Jennifer, now you got me curious again. Which is your favorite of the Connery Bond movies? Just checking and the Dow’s making an end-run to climb back over 13000 again, today.

      • Jennifer Wright

        On the record? Sean Connery. Today, tomorrow, forever.

        Off the record? I think the Roger Moore ones are by far the funniest and most enjoyable to watch because they’re so bad they’re good.

      • MR

        Hmm that’s funny. I never thought it about that way. Mine’s ‘From Russia with Love’. A Soviet woman. Like Rachel Weisz, in ‘Enemy at the Gates’.