Nine of Hollywood’s favourite leading ladies over recent years

One of the main ingredients of any really good movie or TV show is definitely the cast. Just think of any of your favourite movies or watch a show like Friends to see the truth of this.

I love it when an actor or actress seems to slip so perfectly and effortlessly into their role. You know they’re acting but you ‘get lost in them’ because they’re brilliant at what they do. My worst is watching a movie where I can ‘see the acting’. I find it unbearable and will switch it off. I want to escape for a few hours – not watch half-baked actors deliver lines that seem forced, like the script is right in front of them. Gosh no! 

Over the years, Hollywood has had its fair share of leading ladies; actresses who have proven themselves to be worth their weight in gold, time and time again. Today, we look at Then & Now photos of nine of the best leading ladies of our time, starting with the one and only Meryl Streep …

Meryl Streep

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The American actress Meryl Streep. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
The American actress Meryl Streep. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 11: Meryl Streep attends the International Jury press conference during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 11: Meryl Streep attends the International Jury press conference during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 11, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)