Meryl Streep is currently the oldest woman to have graced Vogue’s front cover in a solo shoot. Despite having claimed this title, age clearly has done miracles for her.
Shot by Annie Leibovitz, Streep is casually perched on a rocky beach among frothy waves, showing off her porcelain skin and natural beauty. At 62, Meryl represents the magazine’s oldest cover star under Anna Wintour’s editorship and possibly the oldest in its 110+ year history.
The average recorded age for females on Vogue’s front cover comes in at only 30.3 years old. The models that appear frequently include Gisele, Carmen Kass, Karolina Kurkova, and Angela Lindvall tiling the average a little higher.
Other than Meryl, the only women over the age of 50 to grace one of Wintour’s Vogue covers have been then-59-year-old Priscilla Presley in 2004′s August issue, photographed with daughter Lisa Marie and granddaughter Riley, as well as Hillary Clinton‘s feature in the 1998 December issue.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Sandra Bullock are all regulars (over 40) who feature on the front cover.
If only we all aged as beautifully as Meryl…