leading lady

Synonyms and related words:
actor, antagonist, antihero, bit, bit part, cast, character, cue, danseur noble, diva, fat part, feature attraction, feeder, first tragedian, headliner, heavy, heavy lead, hero, heroine, ingenue, jeune premier, lead, lead role, leading man, leading woman, lines, part, person, personage, piece, prima ballerina, prima donna, principal, protagonist, role, side, singer, soubrette, star, straight part, superstar, supporting character, supporting role, title role, villain, walk-on, walking part

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  • Leading lady — is an informal term for the actress who plays a secondary lead or supporting role, usually a love interest, to the leading actor in a film or play. It is not usually applied to the leading actress in the performance if her character is the… …   Wikipedia

  • leading lady — noun count the main actress in a play, movie, or television show …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Leading Lady — Der Ausdruck Leading Lady („führende Dame“) bezeichnet im Repertoiretheater des englischen Sprachraumes das Rollenfach der weiblichen Geliebten. Neben dem Leading Man („führender Mann“), der routinemäßig als männlicher Liebhaber eingesetzt wird,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leading lady — noun actress who plays the leading female role • Hypernyms: ↑actress * * * noun, pl ⋯ dies [count] : an actress who plays the most important female role in a play or movie * * * ˌleading ˈlady [leading lady] ˌleading ˈman noun the actor with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leading lady — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms leading lady : singular leading lady plural leading ladies the main actress in a play, film, or television programme …   English dictionary

  • leading lady — noun Date: 1860 an actress who plays the leading female role …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leading lady — n. leading actress, actress who plays the principal role in a movie or play …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leading lady — /lee ding/ an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • leading lady — lead′ing la′dy [[t]ˈli dɪŋ[/t]] n. sbz an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • leading lady — /lidɪŋ ˈleɪdi/ (say leeding laydee) noun the principal female actor in a play, film, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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