Definitions for character actress
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A female character actor.
A character actor is an actor who predominantly plays unusual or eccentric characters. Some character actors have distinctive voices or accents which limit their roles, while others have developed careers because of specific talents that are required in genre films, such as dancing, horsemanship or swimming ability. The earliest known use of the term character actor is from the 9 November 1883 edition of The Stage, which defined it as "one who portrays individualities and eccentricities, as opposed to the legitimate actor who [...] endeavours to create the rôle as limned by the author". Character actors are actors in a film or a play who do not play the main role but they are involved in the playing of supportive roles.
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