Finola HughesAnna Devane
An accomplished and versatile actress, Finola Hughes stars as the mysterious Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital. She also portrayed the role on ABC's All My Children. Her performance garnered her an Emmy(r) Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1991, as well as three additional nominations in the same category.
Hughes made her directorial debut in the indie feature The Bet, a romantic comedy starring Scott Hagood, Mary O'Connor, Portia Thomas and Tim Whitcomb, which is currently in festivals around the country including The Dances With Films Festival.
Hughes also starred in the indie feature Platinum, which she stars opposite Kathryn McCormick, Shane Harper, Carolyn Hennesy, David Burtka, Marlowe Peyton and was directed by Alex DiMarco and was released in 2014.
Hughes' multi-faceted career has continued over two decades. Always interested in new projects, she is now adding the title of designer to her impressive repertoire. As the creative visionary behind Finola's Jewel Box, a bohemian-chic jewelry collection that debuted on QVC in October 2005, she combines her extensive experience in the fashion industry with her personal passion for eclectic, unique designs.
In addition, Hughes was host of The Style Network's No. 1-rated series, How Do I Look?, and a frequent style commentator for several national television shows. In addition, she is an acclaimed author, having released her first book, Soapsuds, in June 2005.
Born and educated in London, England, Hughes studied ballet from the age of ten. In 1980, she originated the role of The White Cat in the premiere company of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, Cats. She made her American film debut when Sylvester Stallone cast her opposite John Travolta in Staying Alive. Other film work includes Like Crazy, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin, The Nutcracker, Soap Dish, Aspen Extreme, Above Suspicion and Tycus. Her extensive list of television credits includes Jack's Place, Blossom, Pacific Palisades, Charmed, Dream On and Tracy Takes On.
Hughes maintains homes in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara with her husband, artist Russell Young, and their sons, Dylan and Cash as well as daughter Sadie.
Anna Devane is a spy and has been an agent of the WSB (World Security Bureau) for more than four decades. She arrived in Port Charles in 1985 and went on to marry notable residents Duke Lavery and Robert Scorpio. Anna is the mother of Robin Scorpio-Drake.