An ingenuous or naïve girl or young woman, or an actress representing such a person.
A juvenile female lead. Probably derived from 'ingenous' ('innocent') and indeed normally implies a character of unreproached virtue.
Old fashioned term for the female juvenile lead.
A young romantic female lead between the ages of 16-30.
The young, pretty, and innocent girl role in certain plays; also used to denote an actress capable of playing such roles.
an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)
the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
an innocent young girl or an actress who plays an innocent young girl
The girl lead.
Old fashioned term for the female jvenile lead.
A young, pretty, vulnerable female lead or second lead. The aging process does ingenues in eventually, though Mary Martin managed to retain her ingenue status far longer than most. Some actresses never were ingenues even when they were young, like Carol Channing or Nancy Walker. Typical ingenue roles include Maria in West Side Story, Joanna in Sweeney Todd, and Magnolia in Show Boat.
A naive, innocent girl or young woman. Detailed description
A young actress. Also, a type of role played by a young actress, generally implying a young, fresh-faced, naive character. studio.
The Ingenue is a stock character in literature and film and a role type in the theatre, generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent.