Finola Hughes

Active - 1982 - 2014  |   Born - Oct 29, 1960 in London, England  |   Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

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  • Studied ballet from the age of 10 through 17 at the Art's Educational theatrical school.
  • Originated the role of Victoria in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's beloved musical Cats.
  • First major big-screen role came as John Travolta's love interest in the 1983 Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive.
  • Appeared as the character Anna Devane on long-running ABC soap operas All My Children and General Hospital, and also portrayed the character's twin sister, Dr. Alexandra Devane.
  • Won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1991 for her work on General Hospital, and was nominated for the same award in 1990, 2000 and 2002.
  • Created a jewelry line for home shopping network QVC in 2005.
  • Coauthored, with Digby Diehl, the book Soapsuds: A Novel (2006), a fictionalized look at the behind-the-scenes world of soaps.
  • Supports the Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization that provides artistic workshops for seriously ill children.