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Synonyms for ingenue

a guileless, unsophisticated person

Words related to ingenue

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

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Never mind that the article is about the maturation of Nova Pilbeam, who played the kidnapped child in The Man Who Knew Too Much and the ingenue in Young and Innocent, and whom Hitchcock used more or less as he would a gooseberry bush that had migrated from the set of one film to another.
Later, Marie Moreau (Victoria Lee), the ingenue heroine, naively evades Acular's overtures, while fellow auditioners are victimized.
Taylor is hardly the typical ingenue, but as Irina she is superb.
Changing costumes with each vignette, Baker was an ingenue eagerly embracing a sensual awakening but also shying away from her own store of sexual energy.
The stilted language of formal training and the institutionalized prejudices of art-historical convention provide an inherent limit on the variety of choices: the demure and rather chaste-looking ingenue, the coquette with coiffed mane concealing/revealing the breasts, the harlot who invitingly meets the viewer's gaze, or the glaring witch.
He was getting divorced from Sarah Brightman (the star of the musical who was also set to play ingenue Christine in the movie), and there were other reasons, financial considerations - and that was it.
An interesting bug subtext underlies Liza's brilliant ingenue role in The Sterile Cuckoo.
In a healthier avatar of the '90s ingenue, Sassy magazine allows girls to claim their teen years as politically aware pert young things able to enjoy fashion magazines with irony.
that fresh-faced ingenue that never looks like she's trying too hard, but she's always perfectly put together,'' says Gina La Morte, a stylist for Teen People magazine and founder of Style Doctor, an online fashion resource for girls.
In case we have any doubts about her sassy ingenue status the next sequence borders on kiddie porn: Babs in a modified sailor-suit, anklets, and patent-leather Mary Janes, her glamorous Babhood indicated, however, by the heavy Egyptoid makeup of the period.
Adams, 55 on Sunday, was the ingenue of the day in the late 1970s, starring in ``Days of Heaven'' and ``Invasion of the Body Snatchers,'' but like so many other talented young actresses, she saw the opportunities dry up when lines began appearing on her face.
Luketic had had his eye on Bosworth anyway for Rosalee Futch, ``Tad Hamilton's'' ingenue role.
Unusually for Allen, there is a murder plot at the heart of this story as Phoenix's at times gloomy academic is torn between Stone's ingenue and Parker Posey's sexually charged campus wife.
Every E script goes to Jennifer Lawrence while older actresses down the list try to play the ingenue for as long as possible.
You'll find that the woman who is saying that the roles have dried up is the woman who at 40, 45, 48, still wants to play the ingenue and can't understand why she's not being cast as the 21-year-old.