Charisma Carpenter was born July 23, 1970 in Las Vegas and was named after an Avon perfume. She studied classical ballet from age five and later on entered many local beauty contests.

Charisma began her television carreer in an episode of Baywatch and a titlerole in Malibu shores. In 1997 she auditioned for the title role in the television version of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ but was instead cast as Cordelia. She played Cordelia Chase for 3 seasons in ‘Buffy the vampire Slayer’ and continued to play this character for 4 seasons in Buffy’s spin-off series Angel alongside David Boreanaz.

She appeared on the cover and in a ten-page nude layout and the June 2004 Playboy issue.

She can also be seen in Charmed and Veronica Mars. Her most recent role was playing opposite Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham in The Expendables.

Her hobbies are roller blading, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and writing poetry.

Present at FACTS: 2011