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Born: October 29, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, dancer

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Starting as a dancer, the British-born Finola Hughes originated the role of Victoria in "Cats" and then made the leap to Hollywood as Laura, the icy Broadway dance diva opposite John Travolta in the sequel "Stayin' Alive" (1983). She achieved her greatest fame on "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) as superspy Anna Devane, who became a longtime fan favorite and earned the actress a Daytime Emmy as well as a fun cameo in "Soapdish" (1991). Although she notched many non-soap credits, including notable stints as the English stepmother of "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95) and the spirit of the dead mother of the witchy sisters of "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), Hughes grabbed her biggest headlines when she jumped to "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011) as Dr. Alex Devane Marick, twin sister to the beloved Anna Devane, whom she subsequently reprised. She briefly hosted the makeover show "How Do I Look?" (Style Network, 2004- ), wrote a juicy novel about soap operas, and returned repeatedly for a series of guest spots as Anna on "General Hospital." Although she was most widely known for her soap stardom, Finola Hughes managed to maintain a loyal fanbase and to carve out an interesting and enviable career. ...

Starting as a dancer, the British-born Finola Hughes originated the role of Victoria in "Cats" and then made the leap to Hollywood as Laura, the icy Broadway dance diva opposite John Travolta in the sequel "Stayin' Alive" (1983). She achieved her greatest fame on "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) as superspy Anna Devane, who became a longtime fan favorite and earned the actress a Daytime Emmy as well as a fun cameo in "Soapdish" (1991). Although she notched many non-soap credits, including notable stints as the English stepmother of "Blossom" (NBC, 1990-95) and the spirit of the dead mother of the witchy sisters of "Charmed" (The WB, 1998-2006), Hughes grabbed her biggest headlines when she jumped to "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011) as Dr. Alex Devane Marick, twin sister to the beloved Anna Devane, whom she subsequently reprised. She briefly hosted the makeover show "How Do I Look?" (Style Network, 2004- ), wrote a juicy novel about soap operas, and returned repeatedly for a series of guest spots as Anna on "General Hospital." Although she was most widely known for her soap stardom, Finola Hughes managed to maintain a loyal fanbase and to carve out an interesting and enviable career.

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DIRECTOR:

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Like Crazy (2010)
2.
 Killer Hair (2009)
3.
 Tycus (1998) Amy Lowe
4.
 Prison of Secrets (1997) Angie
5.
 Generation X (1996) Emma "White Queen" Frost
6.
 Crying Child, The (1996) Jo Parker
7.
 Above Suspicion (1995) Iris
8.
 Dark Side of Genius (1994) Jennifer Cole
9.
 Aspen Extreme (1993) Bryce Kellogg
10.
 Soapdish (1991) (Cameo Appearance)
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1970:
Began career as a dancer at age 10 (date approximate)
1981:
Was in the original London production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats"
1982:
Was featured dancer in Lloyd Webber's "Song and Dance"
1980:
Was dancer in film "The Apple"
1982:
Played a Russian dancer in "Nutcracker", starring Joan Collins
1983:
Co-starred opposite John Travolta in "Stayin' Alive"
1985:
Played Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"; won Daytime Emmy as Leading Actress in 1991; left in 1991, but returned briefly in 1995
1992:
Had regular role on the primetime series "Jack's Place" (ABC)
1994:
Was regular on the NBC sitcom "Blossom"; played the title character's stepmother
1997:
Co-starred in the Fox primetime soap "Pacific Palisades," produced by Aaron Spelling
1997:
Joined cast of the Spelling-produced daytime soap "Sunset Beach" (NBC)
1999:
Returned to daytime television joining cast of "All My Children" playing Alexandra Devane and later the dual role of Anna Devane; eventually only portrayed Anna
1999:
Was a frequent guest star on the series "Charmed," (The WB) playing The Charmed Ones' mother Patricia Halliwell
2004:
Appeared on the on The Style Network as the host of the makeover show "How Do I Look?"
2006:
Briefly returned to "General Hospital" (ABC) as part of a 'May Sweeps' period
2011:
Cast opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in the romantic drama "Like Crazy"
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Notes

Her official web site is www.finolahughes.com

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husband:
Russell Young.

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son:
Dylan Joseph Young. Born on November 9, 2000.

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