Meaning of “actress” - Learner’s Dictionary

actress

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈæktrəs/
Hollywood's hottest new actressthe award for best actressWho won the Oscar for best actress this year?Both films show her limitations as an actress.Fans paid homage to the actress who died yesterday.

a woman whose job is to perform in plays and films

(Definition of “actress” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)