leading lady

(redirected from leading ladies)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

lead′ing la′dy

(ˈli dɪŋ)
n.
an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play.
[1870–75]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leading lady - actress who plays the leading female role
actress - a female actor
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

leading lady

n (Theatre) → prima attrice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 25 (ANI): It's perfectly normal for two leading ladies to have their hearts set on the same dress.
Performances of "Leading Ladies" will be held in the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Theater, 33606 N.
So, just like the bikes, it looks like Tom's leading ladies can always be traded in for a younger model.
Not when contrivances and coincidences can be piled one atop another to provide the four likeable leading ladies with predictable subplots that ensure they all reach the end credits with willing suitors and a sheen of contentment.
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.
Until January 6, Lichfield Garrick, 01543 412121 MUSIC Musicals in concert: Leading Ladies From Wicked to Chicago, four leading ladies - Louise Dearman (pictured), Kerry Ellis, Linzi Hately and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt - will be singing the very best of West End and Broadway musicals with the London Concert Orchestra.
His leading ladies were Donita Rose and Vina Morales.
PTI Shah Rukh Khan thanked his leading ladies Sridevi, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Alia Bhatt for being the epitome of love and grace.
Now Ms de Rojas, who has been voted the most influential woman in UK IT, has given her support to Campus North's Leading Ladies for Life initiative.
The Leading Ladies for Life programme is designed to address the growing issues women face progressing into senior roles.
WELLBEING MORAL: Take control THERE'S a fantastic exchange in The Holiday, where ageing film director Arthur says to Iris: "Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend.
ACTRESS Emma Thompson, singers Annie Lennox and Rita Ora, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon (Stephen Lawrence's mum), chef and writer Rachel Khoo, structural engineer Roma Agrawal, supermodel Alek Wek and designer Lulu Kennedy have been announced as the new faces of Marks and Spencer's Leading Ladies campaign.