Oscar winner Meryl Streep showed her support for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, with a powerful speech noting the women in history who had accomplished “firsts” with "grit and grace.”

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep has spoken at the DNC in support of Hillary Clinton.

"What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace," Streep told the crowd. "Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know.”

More: Demi Lovato Gives Powerful Speech On Mental Health At DNC

"Where does she get her grit and grace? Where do any of our female firsts, our path breakers, where do they find that strength?" Streep then noted women such as Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart, before looking towards Clinton as potentially America’s first female president.

"These women share some common capacity of mindfulness of heart and a burning passion for their cause. They have forged new paths so that others can follow them,” she continued. “Nearly 100 years after we got the vote, you people have made history. And you're gonna make history again in November because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president.”

More: Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham And Demi Lovato To Speak At DNC

“And she will be the first in a long line of women and men who serve with grit and grace. She'll be the first but she won't be the last." Streep’s speech was followed by a performance by Alicia Keys of her song ‘Superwoman’. The DNC has also seen stars such as Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera all come out to speak in support of Clinton.