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lead′ing la′dy

(ˈli dɪŋ)
n.
an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.leading lady - actress who plays the leading female role
actress - a female actor
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leading lady

n (Theatre) → prima attrice
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She used one name, like leading ladies of her generation, and was known for her comic timing and her dancing skills, a great asset in the song-and-dance melodramas that area staple of mainstream Indian cinema.
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The Leading Ladies for Life programme is designed to address the growing issues women face progressing into senior roles.
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