Humes' career includes a guest spot on Matlock, where she played Leann Wilson, a former news anchor who killed her ex-co-host, because he was a jerk.. She has also appeared on Eerie Indiana, Hunter, Renegade, Manimal, and The Dukes of Hazzard. Her films include History of the World Part One, and Pointman.
Humes is a former Miss Florida & 3rd runner-up Miss USA; she was encouraged by Burt Reynolds to move to Hollywood. She was discovered by advertising her photo, name and phone number on a billboard visible from the 20th Century Fox studios lot. The billboard was seen by Mel Brooks, who phoned and asked her to read for a part in History of the World: Part I (1981). She grew up in Watertown, New York. Married to soundman Raul A. Bruce.