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ACTRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does actress mean? 

ACTRESS (noun)
  The noun ACTRESS has 1 sense:

1. a female actor

  Familiarity information: ACTRESS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACTRESS (noun)


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Meaning:

A female actor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("actress" is a kind of...):

actor; histrion; player; role player; thespian (a theatrical performer)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "actress"):

leading lady (actress who plays the leading female role)

starlet (a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star)

tragedienne (an actress who specializes in tragic roles)

Instance hyponyms:

Moira Shearer; Shearer (Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926))

Ginger Rogers; Rogers; Virginia Katherine McMath; Virginia McMath (United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995))

Gladys Smith; Mary Pickford; Pickford (United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979))

Alla Nazimova; Nazimova (United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945))

Marilyn Monroe; Monroe; Norma Jean Baker (United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962))

Anna Amalia Mercouri; Melina Mercouri; Mercouri (Greek film actress (1925-1994))

Martin; Mary Martin (United States actress (1913-1990))

Loren; Sofia Scicolone; Sophia Loren (Italian film actress (born in 1934))

Beatrice Lillie; Lady Peel; Lillie (British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989))

Leigh; Vivien Leigh (English film actress (1913-1967))

Sarah Kemble Siddons; Sarah Siddons; Siddons (English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831))

Cornelia Otis Skinner; Skinner (United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979))

Meryl Streep; Streep (United States film actress (born in 1949))

Loretta Young; Young (United States film and television actress (1913-2000))

Natalie Wood; Wood (United States film actress (1938-1981))

Mae West; West (United States film actress (1892-1980))

Ethel Waters; Waters (United States actress and singer (1896-1977))

Dame Sybil Thorndike; Thorndike (English actress (1882-1976))

Dame Alice Ellen Terry; Dame Ellen Terry; Terry (English actress (1847-1928))

Elizabeth Taylor; Taylor (United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932))

Jessica Tandy; Tandy (United States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994))

Gloria May Josephine Svensson; Gloria Swanson; Swanson (United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983))

Barbra Joan Streisand; Barbra Streisand; Streisand (United States singer and actress (born in 1942))

Eva Le Gallienne; Le Gallienne (United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991))

Gertrude Lawrence; Lawrence (English actress (1898-1952))

Emilie Charlotte le Breton; Jersey Lillie; Langtry; Lillie Langtry (British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929))

Dietrich; Maria Magdalene von Losch; Marlene Dietrich (United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992))

Bette Davis; Davis (United States film actress (1908-1989))

Crawford; Joan Crawford (United States film actress (1908-1977))

Cornell; Katherine Cornell (United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974))

Black; Shirley Temple; Shirley Temple Black (popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928))

Bernhardt; Henriette Rosine Bernard; Sarah Bernhardt (French actress (1844-1923))

Bergman; Ingrid Bergman (Swedish film actress (1915-1982))

Barrymore; Ethel Barrymore (United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959))

Barrymore; Georgiana Barrymore; Georgiana Emma Barrymore (United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893))

Bankhead; Tallulah Bankhead (uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968))

Duse; Eleonora Duse (Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924))

Fonda; Jane Fonda (United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937))

Grace Kelly; Grace Patricia Kelly; Kelly; Princess Grace of Monaco (United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982))

Glenda Jackson; Jackson (English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936))

Horne; Lena Calhoun Horne; Lena Horne (United States singer and actress (born in 1917))

Hepburn; Katharine Hepburn; Katharine Houghton Hepburn (United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003))

Hayes; Helen Hayes (acclaimed actress of stage and screen (born in 1900))

Harlean Carpenter; Harlow; Jean Harlow (United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937))

Gish; Lillian Gish (United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993))

Garland; Judy Garland (United States singer and film actress (1922-1969))

Garbo; Greta Garbo; Greta Louisa Gustafsson (United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990))

Fontanne; Lynn Fontanne (United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983))

Ball; Lucille Ball (United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989))


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