Examples from the Web for figurante
Lady Castlemaine, who went by the name of "the lady," was cut by the king in favour of the fruit girl and the figurante.The Comic History Of England|Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett
"As a figurante, or dancer in the ballet, at a great theatre," replied the old woman.
Mademoiselle Deschamps, who was only a figurante, contrived to get on with a salary of only sixteen pounds.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards
On the following day Miss Monroe called upon the manager of the great national theatre where a figurante was required.
The angel appearing to Jeanne d'Arc seems to have been modelled from a figurante at the opera.The Story of Paris|Thomas Okey