(Madrid) American actress Meryl Streep on Wednesday received Spain’s 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 began there. over fifty years ago.

The jury awarded the award to the 73-year-old actress in the arts category, he said in a statement.

“Honesty and responsibility in choosing his roles, in the service of inspiring and exemplary stories, goes beyond the screen,” added the jury.

Meryl Streep, who won three Oscars, starred in more than 60 films, gaining iconic status for roles ranging from a Nazi concentration camp survivor to an ABBA-singing mother.

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 ($75,000), is one of eight prizes covering the arts, sciences and other fields that are awarded each year by the foundation named in honor of the Princess Leonor, heiress to the Spanish throne.

Past winners in the arts category include American directors Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke and American architect Frank Gehry.

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