ingenue ingenue  /ɪn ˈdʒɛn ju/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  2. (n) an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)
  3. (n) the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play

Usage(s):

  1. The ingenue from Hollywood had wanted her costumes for Sabrina to be made by Paris' reigning couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga, but the great man turned her away.
  2. The ingenue from Hollywood had wanted her costumes for Sabrina to be made by Paris' reigning couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga, but the great man turned her away.
  3. It's good to see Zhang Ziyi, the high-flying ingenue from Crouching Tiger, in a dragon-lady role, and fetching Roselyn Sanchez as a woman of uncertain loyalties.

News

  • Love-Love! Princess-in-Law Pippa Is Vanity Fair's New Tennis Writer

    Like any ingenue to the magazine world, Pippa Middleton has glided up the rungs of the media ladder—straight from food columnist for a grocery store leaflet to Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair —in one easy step. Read more...        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Gawker

Quotes

  1. "Rachel is such a beautiful and brilliant ingenue in those (previous two) films, and I knew I could never fill her shoes," Bello says. "So we decided to make a new pair of shoes."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Maria Bello Source: AZ Central.com

  2. "Natalie is so pretty and so known as an ingenue that you're thinking: 'Oh my god, Natalie Portman as a mother,'" Sheridan says.
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: Jim Sheridan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "It was a departure in a lot of ways," Byrne says of the role. "I often play the younger girl or the ingenue, so it was good to play a woman coming into her own. I love the aspect of the femme fatale and I loved that she was this impeccable,...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: Rose Byrne Source: Courier Mail

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