HyperDic: actress

English > 1 sense of the word actress:
NOUNperson actressa female actor
actress > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > actress: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA female actor.
InstancesBall, Lucille BallUnited States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
Bankhead, Tallulah Bankheaduninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)
Barrymore, Georgiana Barrymore, Georgiana Emma BarrymoreUnited States actress
Barrymore, Ethel BarrymoreUnited States actress
Bergman, Ingrid BergmanSwedish film actress (1915-1982)
Bernhardt, Sarah Bernhardt, Henriette Rosine BernardFrench actress (1844-1923)
Black, Shirley Temple Black, Shirley TemplePopular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
Cornell, Katherine CornellUnited States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974)
Crawford, Joan CrawfordUnited States film actress (1908-1977)
Davis, Bette DavisUnited States film actress (1908-1989)
Dietrich, Marlene Dietrich, Maria Magdalene von LoschUnited States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
Duse, Eleonora DuseItalian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
Fonda, Jane FondaUnited States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
Fontanne, Lynn FontanneUnited States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)
Garbo, Greta Garbo, Greta Louisa GustafssonUnited States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
Garland, Judy GarlandUnited States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
Gish, Lillian GishUnited States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)
Harlow, Jean Harlow, Harlean CarpenterUnited States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
Hayes, Helen Hayesacclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton HepburnUnited States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
Horne, Lena Horne, Lena Calhoun HorneUnited States singer and actress (born in 1917)
Jackson, Glenda JacksonEnglish film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
Kelly, Grace Kelly, Grace Patricia Kelly, Princess Grace of MonacoUnited States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
Langtry, Lillie Langtry, Jersey Lillie, Emilie Charlotte le BretonBritish actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
Lawrence, Gertrude LawrenceEnglish actress (1898-1952)
Le Gallienne, Eva Le GallienneUnited States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
Leigh, Vivien LeighEnglish film actress (1913-1967)
Lillie, Beatrice Lillie, Lady PeelBritish actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
Loren, Sophia Loren, Sofia ScicoloneItalian film actress (born in 1934)
Martin, Mary MartinUnited States actress (1913-1990)
Mercouri, Melina Mercouri, Anna Amalia MercouriGreek film actress (1925-1994)
Monroe, Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean BakerUnited States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
Nazimova, Alla NazimovaUnited States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
Pickford, Mary Pickford, Gladys SmithUnited States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
Rogers, Ginger Rogers, Virginia McMath, Virginia Katherine McMathUnited States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
Shearer, Moira ShearerScottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
Siddons, Sarah Siddons, Sarah Kemble SiddonsEnglish actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)
Skinner, Cornelia Otis SkinnerUnited States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
Streep, Meryl StreepUnited States film actress (born in 1949)
Streisand, Barbra Streisand, Barbra Joan StreisandUnited States singer and actress (born in 1942)
Swanson, Gloria Swanson, Gloria May Josephine SvenssonUnited States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
Tandy, Jessica TandyUnited States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994)
Taylor, Elizabeth TaylorUnited States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star
Terry, Dame Ellen Terry, Dame Alice Ellen TerryEnglish actress (1847-1928)
Thorndike, Dame Sybil ThorndikeEnglish actress (1882-1976)
Waters, Ethel WatersUnited States actress and singer (1896-1977)
West, Mae WestUnited States film actress (1892-1980)
Wood, Natalie WoodUnited States film actress (1938-1981)
Young, Loretta YoungUnited States film and television actress (1913-2000)
Narrowerleading ladyactress who plays the leading female role
starletA young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
tragedienneAn actress who specializes in tragic roles
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer

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