Definition of actress
: a woman who is an actor
actressyplay \-trə-sē\ adjective
Recent Examples of actress from the Web
Using their formula, The Daily Mail determined that Beyoncé and British actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley possess near-ideal rear views.
Meet Cincinnati's Megan Piphus, ventriloquist, comedic actress, financial analyst, jazz pianist and classical guitar player whose talent has taken her all over the United States and abroad.
The actress has been quite open about her past struggles while promoting To the Bone, and her transparency will certainly help eliminate the stigmas associated with eating disorders.
The actress posed in an all-black ensemble with a graphic tee and fringed skirt, while Wade paired his similar all black look with a white blazer and shades.
Hollywood Offices In the pilot episode, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) accosts a casting director in a restroom of the Hollywood Offices building in Hollywood.
Once an actress herself, Mrs. de Havilland hid her professional past from her children.
The beloved person brought her 30-year-old daughter (who's also an actress, just like Mom!) to the Tony Awards on Sunday in New York City, where they were photographed together on the red carpet.
Midler took the best actress trophy and -- to the amusement and cheers of the audience -- refused to be played off, forcing the swelling orchestra into silence.
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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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