• WordNet 3.6
    • n actress a female actor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)."
    • Actress A female actor or doer.
    • Actress A female stageplayer; a woman who acts a part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old
    • n actress A female actor or performer.
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  • W. C. Fields
    “Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil.”
  • Mary Tyler Moore
    Mary Tyler Moore
    “I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.”
  • Norma Shearer
    Norma Shearer
    “An actress must never lose her ego -- without it she has no talent.”
  • Ellen Terry
    Ellen Terry
    “Imagination, industry, and intelligence -- the three I s -- are all indispensable to the actress, but of these three the greatest is, without doubt, imagination.”
  • Judy Garland
    Judy Garland
    “If my daughter, Liza, wants to become an actress, I'll do everything to help her.”


As the actress said to the bishop - (UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. actrice,


In literature:

He kept falling in love with stenographers and waitresses, with actresses whom he never met.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
What the actresses of this country need is to change their stockings.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
She was an actress as well as an author, and a friend of the Kembles.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
And a good actress can put over anything.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
There isn't an actress on my list that can take the part and do it justice.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
This year we have our first letter to Miss Mary Boyle, a cousin of Mrs. Watson, well known as an amateur actress and an accomplished lady.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Her father is dead and her mother is an actress.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
You've got no 'Ghost Show' amateurs to handle now, but real actors and actresses.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
David Garrick, indeed, pronounced her a finer actress than Clairon.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
She still followed her profession as an actress, Mrs. Carew would tell Joan, and on those occasions Joan missed her intolerably.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson

In poetry:

Broken down in health and fortune, men forgot her very name,
Till the news that she was dying woke the echoes of her fame;
And the papers, in their gossip, mentioned how an actress lay
Sick to death in humble lodgings, growing weaker every day.
"'Ostler Joe" by George Robert Sims

In news:

'Blue Bloods' actress Jennifer Esposito opened up to Fox News' Arthel Neville about her lifelong struggle with celiac disease, and the unfair treatment she says she has received from CBS because of it.
'Blue Bloods' actress Jennifer Esposito opened up to Fox News' Arthel Neville about her lifelong struggle with celiac disease , and the unfair treatment she says she has received from CBS because of it.
Actress Jennifer Esposito is a very successful actress, but throughout the years she has been suffering from celiac disease .
In her surprising memoir, actress reveals her journey from devout Catholic to Playboy Playmate.
For this actress, it turns out he was…right on her living room sofa.
At "Gossip" actress Taylor Momsen's birthday party at Hiro Ballroom on Tuesday, a female fan was overheard confessing her adoration for Crawford and then asking the star if she could buy him a shot.
People had a slumber party with Madchen Amick, the actress who is playing Mary Kay LeTourneau to Nate Archibald's Fualaau in the upcoming season of Gossip Girl, and she told them a little bit about their make-out scene.
Actress's Challenge in Change of Pace and Diction.
The performance revolves around the wedding of big-time actress, Janet Van de Graaf (Hauer), center.
The first celebrity I ever met was an actress called Judy Strangis.
Chartreuse has been showing up everywhere in fashion and decor lately, so it's no surprise that actress Malin Akerman decided to don the hue at the recent Arthritis Foundation gala in Beverly Hills, California.
The actress, 43, who announced exclusively to Us Weekly on Dec 20 that she and her producer husband of 10 years Daniel Zelman had split earlier this year, has already found love again.
Courteney Cox has plenty of hyphens to add to her "actress" title.
There's no love lost between Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart, as the Hunger Games actress aims a dig at her troubled rival, telling pals she would never cheat with a married man, is exclusively reporting.
The Oscar winning actress, condemned for a paid appearance earlier this month at a party for Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov, blames her team.

In science:

IMDB NETWORK is composed of actors and movies. A link connects an actor or actress to a movie he or she has once starred.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
Consider the following simple example. A user is interested in information on the actress Catherine Bach, and while he may not recall her name, he remembers that the actress had played the character of Daisy Duke.
Orthogonal Query Expansion
While a page on the actress appears as the third result of the original answer set, it is the IMDB page, a much weaker result than her official page.
Orthogonal Query Expansion
This orthogonal result is valuable since a user searching for Daisy Duke may indeed be looking for the actress, and simply does not know or does not recall her name.
Orthogonal Query Expansion