Finola Hughes (born October 29, 1959, in Kensington, London) is an English actress of Irish and Italian descent. She was the voice of Professor Svankmajer in Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur.
Finola Hughes was born in London. She studied at Arts Educational Schools and began her career in the Northern Ballet Company, after winning the Markova award. She went on to work in the West End in the original cast of Cats and continued working with Andrew Lloyd Webber in Song & Dance.
After making Stayin' Alive in Los Angeles, Hughes moved to California in 1984 and began work on General Hospital, winning an Emmy award in 1991. She continued to make TV series and various movies for the next few years, including Jacks Place, Aspen Extreme, Blossom and Charmed. She returned to ABC daytime in 1999 to join the cast of All My Children in New York. Once in New York, she began entering the Fashion World and returned to Los Angeles to begin a four-year stint on the Style Network with a fabulous makeover show, How Do I Look?. She returned for a brief sojourn to General Hospital and its spin-off Night Shift.
Hughes lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, artist Russell Young, and their three children.