What does Actress mean?

Definitions for Actress
ˈæk trɪsac·tress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. actressnoun

    a female actor

Wiktionary

  1. actressnoun

    A female doer or "actor" (in a general sense).

  2. actressnoun

    A female actor on the stage or in films.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    Etymology: actrice, Fr.

    Virgil has, indeed, admitted Fame as an actress in the Æneid; but the part she acts is very short, and none of the most admired circumstances of that divine work. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    We sprights have just such natures
    We had, for all the world, when human creatures;
    And therefore I that was an actress here,
    Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. John Dryden, Tyr. Love.

Wikipedia

  1. actress

    An actor or actress is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of a role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. This can also be considered an "actor's role," which was called this due to scrolls being used in the theaters. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art. Formerly, in ancient Greece and the medieval world, and in England at the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. While Ancient Rome did allow female stage performers, only a small minority of them were given speaking parts. The commedia dell'arte of Italy, however, allowed professional women to perform early on; Lucrezia Di Siena, whose name is on a contract of actors from 10 October 1564, has been referred to as the first Italian actress known by name, with Vincenza Armani and Barbara Flaminia as the first primadonnas and the first well-documented actresses in Italy (and in Europe). After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear onstage in England. In modern times, particularly in pantomime and some operas, women occasionally play the roles of boys or young men.

ChatGPT

  1. actress

    An actress is a female person who performs in plays, movies, television shows and other forms of theatrical or cinematic productions, portraying different characters and expressing various emotions and situations. An actress can also perform in radio dramas, voice-over roles in animations, or in other forms of media storytelling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Actressnoun

    a female actor or doer

  2. Actressnoun

    a female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. actrice.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Actress' in Nouns Frequency: #2541

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  1. casters

  2. recasts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actress in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Actress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Actress in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Skarsgard:

    There is a double standard [in the film industry]. I notice that with actress friends of mine. And it's disgusting. It's not a problem that's specific to Hollywood.

  2. Von Teese:

    I ca n’t imagine how that must be. The Harvey Weinstein thing … was totally common knowledge i ’d go to the Cannes Film Festival and everybody knew. Harvey Weinstein ’d invite me to yacht parties, but I did n’t ever have any bad experiences with Harvey Weinstein. But I also was n’t trying to be an actress.

  3. Unknown Author:

    Actress Dana Delany fantasizes about making love with two men.

  4. Rupert Goold:

    Renée was perfect because she's a great actress, but also she sings, she's very funny and she has a big heart, audiences feel they know Renée at a certain level, that she's one of them. And I think that's a very Garland-like quality.

  5. Mickey Rooney:

    There was, in fact, a standard studio recipe. Take one young actress, pluck her eyebrows, cap her teeth, shape her hairline, pad as required and throw her into the ring with Andy Hardy. Then wait and see. If the public responded, the starlet became a star.

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