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Creator / Finola Hughes

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Finola Hughes (born 29 October 1959) is an English actress, TV Host, entrepreneur, author, and dancer. She is best known for General Hospital, All My Children, and Staying Alive. She also originated the role of Victoria in the West End production of Cats.

She is married to actor Russell Young and they have three children.


Tropes associated with her work:

  • Actor Allusion: In "Forever Charmed", Patty says she came "from 1975, how do I look?" as a nod to Finola's other job as a presenter of the series How Do I Look?
  • The Cast Show Off: She was aptly called on to be a dancer in the film Staying Alive.
  • Casting Gag: Wes Ramsey played her grandson in Charmed and her nephew in General Hospital.
  • Fake American:invoked Although playing her own nationality as Anna Devane, a good portion of her roles are Americans.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:invoked Her schedule for General Hospital meant that she couldn't appear on Charmed as often as she would have liked - the episode "Witchstock" was written to be about Patty but had to be rewritten to focus on Penny instead when Finola proved unavailable.