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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, 2004-11), 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.