actress

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n a female actor

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Lucille Ball
United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
Tallulah Bankhead
uninhibited United States actress (1903-1968)
Georgiana Emma Barrymore
United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)
Ethel Barrymore
United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
Ingrid Bergman
Swedish film actress (1915-1982)
Henriette Rosine Bernard
French actress (1844-1923)
Shirley Temple Black
popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
Katherine Cornell
United States actress noted for her performances in Broadway plays (1893-1974)
Joan Crawford
United States film actress (1908-1977)
Bette Davis
United States film actress (1908-1989)
Maria Magdalene von Losch
United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
Eleonora Duse
Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
Jane Fonda
United States film actress and daughter of Henry Fonda (born in 1937)
Lynn Fontanne
United States actress (born in England) who married Alfred Lunt and performed with him in many plays (1887-1983)
Greta Louisa Gustafsson
United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
Judy Garland
United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
Lillian Gish
United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)
Harlean Carpenter
United States film actress who made several films with Clark Gable (1911-1937)
Helen Hayes
acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
United States film actress who appeared in many films with Spencer Tracy (1907-2003)
Lena Calhoun Horne
United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
Glenda Jackson
English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
Princess Grace of Monaco
United States film actress who retired when she married into the royal family of Monaco (1928-1982)
Emilie Charlotte le Breton
British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
Gertrude Lawrence
English actress (1898-1952)
Eva Le Gallienne
United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
Vivien Leigh
English film actress (1913-1967)
Beatrice Lillie
British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
Sofia Scicolone
Italian film actress (born in 1934)
Mary Martin
United States actress (1913-1990)
Anna Amalia Mercouri
Greek film actress (1925-1994)
Norma Jean Baker
United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
Alla Nazimova
United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
Mary Pickford
United States film actress (born in Canada) who starred in silent films (1893-1979)
Virginia Katherine McMath
United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911-1995)
Moira Shearer
Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
Sarah Kemble Siddons
English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831)
Cornelia Otis Skinner
United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
Meryl Streep
United States film actress (born in 1949)
Barbra Joan Streisand
United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
Gloria May Josephine Svensson
United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
Jessica Tandy
United States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994)
Elizabeth Taylor
United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
Dame Alice Ellen Terry
English actress (1847-1928)
Dame Sybil Thorndike
English actress (1882-1976)
Ethel Waters
United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
Mae West
United States film actress (1892-1980)
Natalie Wood
United States film actress (1938-1981)
Loretta Young
United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
Types:
leading lady
actress who plays the leading female role
starlet
a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
tragedienne
an actress who specializes in tragic roles
Type of:
actor, histrion, player, role player, thespian
a theatrical performer

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