leading lady

[lee-ding]
noun
an actress who plays the principal female role in a motion picture or play.

Origin:
1870–75

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leading man (ˈliːdɪŋ)
 
n
a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc
 
leading lady
 
fem n

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Example sentences
It's not fair to have a leading lady who's not up to the job.
It all takes place in the tropics, though, amid scenery almost as sensational looking as the leading lady.
But the digital revolution has transformed information from supporting actor to leading lady.
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