a lady star or doer
- women star
- a lady actor or doer.
- A female stageplayer; a female who functions a component.
1580s, "female who does some thing;" see actor + -ess; phase good sense is from 1700. Often French actrice had been used.
(n.) A female star or doer.
- (letter.) A female stageplayer; a lady just who functions a part.
In August 1811 Korner went to Vienna, where he devoted himself entirely to literary pursuits; he became engaged to the actress Antonie Adamberger, and, after the success of several plays produced in 1812, he was appointed poet to the Hofburgtheater.