Julia Child 100

Meryl Streep: Julia Was 6'2" and Defiant

Watch Meryl Streep's Julia Child Inspiration on PBS. See more from PBS Food.

Meryl Streep played the role of Julia Child in the 2009 film Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron. Here Streep talks about how she looked for what it was that created that sparkle within Julia.

About Julia Child 100

Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American cooks in 1963 with WGBH’s pioneering television series, The French Chef. She was passionate about food and she changed the way Americans cook and eat. Find new pieces about Julia here every day — from tributes to early programs to cooking tips and recipes. As Julia herself said, "Bon appétit!"

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