Can you say this?
I would have loved to be an actress.
Or do you have to say: I would have loved to have been an actress.
Both are grammatically correct, and I have heard both constructions. There may be a subtle difference. In the first, I suggest, you are referring to your ambitions when you were young. The second is perhaps more about your emotions if you had become an actress. Subtle, as I said. Good question, Gianna!
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