American actress Meryl Streep received, on Wednesday April 26, the Spanish Princess of Asturias award, one of the most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world, for her “unforgettable interpretations” of “complex female characters” throughout a career that has begun. more than fifty years ago. The jury awarded this prize to the 73-year-old actress in the arts category, he said in a press release. “The honesty and responsibility in choosing his roles, in the service of inspiring and exemplary stories, goes beyond the framework of the screen”, added the jury.

Meryl Streep said in a statement: “I feel very honored to receive this prestigious award from one of the most talented countries and cultures in the world.”

The great American comedian, who won three Oscars, starred in more than 60 films, gaining iconic status for roles ranging from a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp (Holocaust) to a mother singing the songs of the group ABBA (Mamma Mia!). She won her last Oscar in 2012 for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Prior to that, she won one in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer and another in 1983 for Sophie’s Choice.

This Princess of Asturias Prize, endowed with 50,000 euros, is one of eight prizes covering the arts, sciences and other fields that are awarded each year by the foundation named in honor of Princess Leonor, heiress to the throne. Spanish. Past winners in the arts category include Italian actor Vittorio Gassmann, American directors Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, musician Ennio Morricone, and American architect Frank Gehry.

The various prizes will be awarded by the King of Spain Felipe VI during a ceremony organized in October and broadcast live on Spanish television.