"It's always about
the clothes. Anna is more masculine and Alex tended to be more feminine.
I put my hair in a ponytail. That seemed to work as well."
-Finola on how she made Alex and Anna physically different. (SID
GH's Anna is used to a rough-and-tumble life. But now that she's
back in Port Charles, has her style changed? "I hope that
she's got a bit more womanly in a way," admits Finola
Hughes. "She's always worn great suits made by Chloe and
Dolce & Gabbana. She recently wore a suit that had a Stella
McCartney cut. Maybe we'll see a little bit more of a sexy Anna.
behind as usual. Here's some pics of Finola from interviews last
year that I still need to type up.
Is Anna Gone for
Good? The return of Finola Hughes to the GH canvas has
been a resounding success. But is Anna's incessant popping in
and out of town a sign that her days in Port Charles are
numbered? Different behind-the-scenes sources have different
perspectives of what's really going on. While a number of
them insist that the network wants Hughes to stick around for as
long as possible, another insider says that it has become
increasingly difficult to work around her other career
commitments, such as her show, How Do I Look?, on the Style
Network. An ABC spokesperson says that Hughes' stay is
"open-ended." (SID 10/10/06)
Finola Hughes: Fear not, fashion disasters! Finola
Hughes is intent on making the world a prettier place one
wardrobe at a time as the host of the upbeat makeover series How
Do I Look? Here, host and sartorial stunner Finola Hughes offers
a peck at tonight's emotional wedding-themed episode and admits
to some of her own style missteps.
How do you keep a straight face with Look's pre-makeover messes?
Well, I take a deep breath. [laughs] I think every person who
comes on has a tremendous desire to change. Once we show them
where their [errors] come from, it sort of liberates them in a
tonight's guest is different, right? She is one of my
absolute favorites. Her name is Sabrina and she's recovering
from cancer the second time around. [She's] just stunning and
had to postpone her wedding, so we're basically getting her
ready for her [big day]. This girl was the greatest young lady
ever. I admire her immensely.
she gets the royal treatment? Oh yeah. Her hair had
fallen out from the chemo and she used to have long, luxurious
hair. She really wanted [that back], so we gave her extensions
and she just looked like a princess.
seven seasons, who's tougher to fix? Men or Women? Oh
the guys are pushovers! They're just happy if they look
there anything in your wardrobe that you're ashamed of?
Definately! I don't wear them, but I keep them in a box. All I
can say is that they contain spandex and shiny material.
you know at the time that "Staying Alive" would be
such a hoot? We were shooting [director] Sly
Stallone's little nod to Hitchcock where Sly bumps into Tony
Manero [John Travolta] walking down the street...and he's
wearing a full-on Yeti fur coat! I was fresh out of punk London
at the time and thought, "Huh, this is pretty camp."
[laughs] But I never thought it would be the sort of
guilty pleasure it is now. (Damian Holbrook, TV
her recent appearance on Regis and
Kelly, Finola talked about her family life, joking about
their primative vacationing trips, how her little kids referred
to both of their parents as "mom," and how she ended
up returning to GH.
Guide and Finola's
blog confirms that the devine Miss Devane will be
heading back to Port Charles in late June for a much longer
stunning as usual on the red carpet and gushed with her soap
daughter, Kimberly McCullough. GMA aired a short 2006 Daytime
Emmy recap the next day. Click on Fin's pic to see more images.
More pics of the Scorpio clan can be seen on my Scorpio
Files site. Also, just put up pics of Fin's E! News
interview from yesterday up too.
For a fun read,
check out Entertainment Weekly's "Hospital
Stay" article with Finola. Also, TV Guide has put up
some great classic several Anna
Devane clips. Then, check out SOD Online's Five
Minutes with Finola Hughes.
I'm so behind in
updating this site, but in the meantime, here's some more
tidbits on Fin- New
York Style Scene (scroll halfway down to see Finola with her
Herrera bag), New
York Styleweek 2004, Olympus
Fashion Week 2005, and several pics of Fin
at Fashion Week (scroll halfway down). Also found this blog-
"And like Anna (Finola
Hughes) she was really into the show, working hard to peer
around her much taller seat mate to get a glimpse of the girls
coming down the runway. As
she was leaving, it was obvious she was in a rush. But she was
gracious enough to take time for a random person (who was not
from the press) who wanted a picture. Nice." (excerpt
In July, Finola gave
tips for eDiets.com. On 6/23/05, Marc Sachs
with the LA Times posted an article on how Finola
spends her weekend. SID recently featured a "Where
Are They Now" article on Finola. She also dishes out summer
fashion in the June 19th issue of USA Weekend: "This
summer, everyone will be wearing gypsy circle skirts in beautiful,
sunny colors; espadrilles in rope or leather; and an armful of
wooden bangels," Hughes says. Two other fabulours
"now" items are "that white leather woven bag you've
always wanted" and something nautical, such as while sailor
pants. Back in April, Finola's
Nordstrom event was covered by the Washington Examiner.
appearance on Good
Day Live has been added to the Promo
section. During this interview, she says that
she and her hubby have adopted a little boy named Cash.
Soapography featured a bio
on Finola. Click on the pic to see more.