Definition of actress
: a woman who is an actor
actressyplay \-trə-sē\ adjective
Recent Examples of actress from the Web
Lalmalani is no stranger to the desire of young professionals to live in cities: His adult daughters, a lawyer and an actress, live in Chicago.
The Netflix star earned a best actress nod for her work on the gorgeous drama The Crown (which also received nominations for best drama, directing, costume design, many more).
Take, for instance, progressive darling Lena Dunham, the sometimes actress and screenwriter who appears to spend the bulk of her time pontificating on the Left’s petissues.
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Using their formula, The Daily Mail determined that Beyoncé and British actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley possess near-ideal rear views.
Some of the performances are rather broad from the young actresses playing the schoolgirls, including Laurence, and Elle Fanning who speaks volumes with the fluttering of her eyelids.
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.
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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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