Definition of starlet in English:



  • 1informal A young actress with aspirations to become a star.

    ‘a Hollywood starlet’
    • ‘The Hollywood actor and the British starlet, who met and fell in love on the set of new movie ‘Three’, are now looking at wedding venues in Malibu’
    • ‘Young starlets are needed to perform before a pantomime audience of 1,500.’
    • ‘Seven years ago, I wrote a piece for a now-defunct web magazine about five young female starlets who I thought had the potential to become major Hollywood stars.’
    • ‘Some of them have become media stars or at least starlets.’
    • ‘This year the starlet chosen to perform on the opening day was young Sudharma Vaidhyanathan, a disciple of Guru Adyar Laxman.’
    • ‘At the same time, legions of articles, news features, and TV specials are crammed with stories of high-profile white stars, starlets, and athletes who openly brag or cry about their drug escapades.’
    • ‘It turns out that one of the younger sharks has been whispering into the ears of his stars and starlets and telling them Jerry is melting down.’
    • ‘After one particularly bland interview, a reporter waspishly criticized the starlet.’
    • ‘As Lily Garland, Anne Heche suggests a B-movie starlet rather than a peremptory diva.’
    • ‘Nubile starlet Skye Davidson, the lead actress in novelist Joe's directorial debut, rings to RSVP for the party - an addition to the guest list not sanctioned by Sally.’
    • ‘What's happened here to rising starlets Patricia Fagan and Brandon McGibbon?’
    • ‘Success as a model led Chambers to Hollywood, but Marilyn soon became disgusted with the casting couch mentality young starlets are often subject too.’
    • ‘She accurately told the FBI that Welles was broke and that he was cheating on his wife, the beautiful movie star Rita Hayworth, with a string of starlets and showgirls.’
    • ‘‘We are here to identify the potential in you,’ Gautam Pavate, choreographer, promised the young stars and starlets, who had enthusiastically signed up for the summer workshop.’
    • ‘The premiere was staged in the real Dodge City, with parades, parties, and lots of Hollywood stars and starlets flown out for good measure.’
    • ‘On the other hand, Summers and Swan seem to revel in recounting Sinatra's myriad encounters with stars, starlets and prostitutes, some of them surfacing for the first time in 50 years with their tales of joy and pain.’
    • ‘There will be the usual posters of film stars and starlets looking alternatively menacing and pouting.’
    • ‘There will be stars, starlets and, of course, sultry costumes.’
    • ‘The film industry too has a seen an increase in number of actresses and starlets.’
    • ‘Peter Basch was one of the most successful photographers of stars and starlets in the 1950s.’
    actor, actress, film actor, film actress, leading man, leading woman, leading lady, lead, principal, performer
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    1. 1.1 A promising young sports player.
      • ‘Arsenal have so much young talent bubbling under that some starlets just have to be shipped out.’
      • ‘Jason Gavin checked in to City and promised to rekindle the form that made him an international starlet.’
      • ‘If temperamental young starlets like Rooney or Ronaldo had behaved in this fashion, we may have been able to put it down to inexperience and youthful mischief.’
      • ‘The young starlet of the team got sent off in the first match of the season, then stropped in training.’
      • ‘A stunned Rooney drops Souness to the ground like a baby but Moyes carries on throwing punches regardless and floors his young starlet with a thunderous blow to the chin.’
      • ‘But he has a couple of outstanding players under his control and they will combine with the younger starlets and a heady team unity to make the Londoners a difficult team to beat.’
      • ‘McSwegan says it is understandable that so many promising starlets failed to make it, but he is hoping things may be about to change.’
      • ‘Bantamweight Cleary faces another of Warren's starlets, Martin Power, who has five straight pro wins to his name.’
      • ‘Whether those young starlets ever get a real chance to do it in the Premiership remains to be seen.’
      • ‘Yesterday, aged 17, she promoted herself from one of tennis's traditional, decorative, slow-news-day starlets into a global contender of sudden and startling promise.’
      • ‘It was with buoyant optimism that Jamie Dolan and I donned the initialled manager's anoraks and led our young starlets to New Broomfield for the big kick-off.’
      • ‘Still only 19 years old, Ronaldo has gone from promising starlet to lethal player since the turn of the year.’
      • ‘The dream of promising soccer starlet Courtney Weeden to play for a top club has hit a snag.’
      • ‘Spurs have already demonstrated their interest in Brazil's young starlets with Diego and could swoop again.’
      • ‘Nigerian starlet Justice Christopher could be the next player to win a place in Kevin Keegan's Maine Road blueprint.’
      • ‘Other names in the frame are Leeds winger Jason Wilcox and young Brighton starlet Bobby Zamora, who is being watched by a number of top clubs.’
      • ‘We have shortlisted four of the most promising starlets in the region, one of whom will become the inaugural MEN Young Athlete of the Year.’
      • ‘Law, a firm believer in throwing in the youngsters, hopes the instant success of the teenage trio in the First Division will inspire other starlets to follow suit.’
      • ‘But, when it comes down to it, Manchester City have got one of football's brightest starlets in their ranks and Shaun Wright-Philips will be the man to give them the edge over the Riverside club on Sunday.’
      • ‘The body language was dramatic as England's teenage starlets unravelled in the bitter rain, losing 3-1 to their France counterparts.’
  • 2

    another term for cushion star
    • ‘Your tank could be overrun with tiny starlets!’