Have you ever noticed that when people talk about a female actress (they are all female-right?) who is very good they use the word "actor" as if that somehow connotes a much more serious, much more talented professional being? "Actress" is then reserved, almost as an insult, for the grossly undertalented, those with a tendency for superficial characters and plots, those perhaps chosen for reasons other than acting merit.
The lesson: if you are good enough, you can be called what men are called, if you suck you are stuck with a girly title.
What are male actors called who don't make the "real acting" grade?
I don't think it's fair. . .