starlet

[stahr-lit]
noun
1.
a young actress promoted and publicized as a future star, especially in motion pictures.
2.
a small star or other heavenly body.

Origin:
1820–30; star + -let

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starlet (ˈstɑːlɪt)
 
n
1.  a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star
2.  a small star

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He made collages from pulpy ephemera such as starlet photographs and astronomical maps.
Samantha ended up shelling out thousands of dollars for the bag but ultimately losing it to the starlet.
And has never even been involved in a catty war of words with another starlet.
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