Definition of actress
: a woman who is an actor
actressyplay \-trə-sē\ adjective
Recent Examples of actress from the Web
One need only see the reaction in Lebanon to temerity of Israeli actress Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman.
Actress, author and comedian Fannie Flagg was born in Birmingham as Patricia Neal.
Silverman is a surprisingly gifted actress, a quality many stand-ups lack.
A movie in which the lead actress happens to be Israeli but who’s not portraying ANYTHING related to her ‘
Ehle, 47, was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., to a famous English actress mother (Rosemary Harris, 89) and an American novelist (John Ehle, 91).
Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday, May 26, 2017, announcing their breakup.
Ms. Hall, 35, an actress of nuance and ferocity, has a habit of taking on these roles.
In 2004, a porn actress named Lara Roxx got HIV from her on-screen partner Darren James while filming an anal creampie scene.
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First Known Use of actress
ACTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of actress for English Language Learners
: a woman or girl who acts in a play, movie, etc. : a female actor
ACTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of actress for Students
: a woman or girl who acts especially in a play or movie
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