Meryl Streep, at 62, Covers U.S. Vogue for First Time

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Meryl Streep - the star of the new Margaret Thatcher film, "The Iron Lady," and a recent Kennedy Center honoree - has made the cover of Vogue's January 2012 U.S. issue.

It is the first time the two-time Oscar winner and 16-time Academy Award nominee has appeared on the front of the fashion magazine. At 62, she reportedly said in the Vogue interview that she was the "oldest person" to do so and celebrity and fashion blogs today seemed to agree with her.

Streep has acted in countless movies from "A Cry in the Dark" to "The Devil Wears Prada" though she reportedly told Vogue she thought her career had ended when she turned 40. She told Vogue that after being offered three witch roles, she took the message as women in her age range were "grotesque on some level."

In 2009, while promoting the Julia Child movie "Julia & Julia," Streep told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that she realized how fortunate she was to have the life she had.

She said she was happy to still be working "and to have people touched by my work … and it makes them laugh, or feel better, or think something that they didn't think about before."

"That's really, that's a wonderful thing," she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.