A'ctress. n.s. [actrice, Fr.]
- She that performs any thing.
Virgil has, indeed, admitted Fame as an actress in the Æneid; but the part she acts is very short, and none of the most admired circumstances of that divine work. Addis. Spect.
- A woman that plays on the stage.
We sprights have just such natures,
We had, for all the world, when human creatures;
And therefore I that was an actress here,
Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there. Dryd. Tyr. Love.