actress has definitions from the field of performing arts
[ noun ] (performing arts) a female actor

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Miss_Sutherland appeared almost as another person in this scene : A much more girlish Lucia , a sensational coloratura who ran across stage while singing , and an actress immersed in her role .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

Great actors and actresses - the most notable being Sarah_Bernhardt - were hired to repeat their stage performances before the camera .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

`` It 's not for making pretty speeches about Dante those actresses get paid so good '' .