This is an alphabetical list of notable female movie actors from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. The list includes also female actors from other countries who have played leading or co-leading roles in North American, British or Irish movies.
A certain number of actors of this list are also well-known because of their roles in television films and series, and are therefore included in both, this list and the list of television actors.
See also: Actors , List of male movie actors , List of male television actors and List of female television actors .
Note: In current English usage, the word actress has been labelled by some as pejorative. Actor or female actor is often used in its place.