Miranda Priestly, one of Streep’s most iconic roles to date, is commonly believed to be based on the American Vogue editor, and whilst the book’s character may well be inspired by her, Streep actually took inspiration from others in her portrayal. Emily Blunt reveals who Miranda Priestly was really based on in The Devil Wears Prada Posted by Emily Reynolds Published 1 year ago.

Who was the character Miranda Priestly based on?
Meryl Streep’s iconically intimidating magazine editor, Miranda Priestly, has long been rumored to be based on Anna Wintour, but it turns out that some of the character’s iconic quirks were actually far from reality. Who is the real life Miranda … Andrea decides that her family and friends are more important than her job, and realizes to her horror that she is becoming more and more like Miranda. Miranda is pleased, and says her future in magazine publishing is bright, but phones with another impossible demand at Christian Dior's Paris fashion show.