[ 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 '' .
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