Originally Posted by psylockolussus
Well having your name at the top of the poster along with Hugh Jackman, I think that makes you the "lead actress" even if your role isn't that important to the story of the movie.
well, depends on what you are calling "Lead Actress" (there's no hard definition for what that even means).
If it was, say, for awards attention, no, Halle Berry would most likely not be submitted for "Lead Actress" consideration, she would be submitted under "Supporting Actress." If you are talking in terms of "Female Lead" which is what a casting director might call a female role, then no, she would certainly not be discussed as the "Female Lead". The role of Storm is a second or third female-lead role depending on the movie.
Patrick Stewart was the first billed among all the cast in the first two films. Was he the "lead" in those films?