Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Lee Carpenter born July 23, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character Cordelia Chase in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.

Carpenter was discovered by a commercial agent while working as a waitress. This led to several roles on TV advertisements. She made guest appearances in Baywatch and Miss Match, and she has had arole in Malibu Shores. Her best known role was that of Cordelia on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
fter 7 years playing Cordelia Chase, 3 years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 4 years on Angel, Charisma returned only for Angel's 100th episode in the fifth and final season due to taking time off to raiseher new son (her pregnancy was actually written into the show on season four and her son was born before the end of that season).Carpenter became good friends with Holly Marie Combs during the filming of See Jane Date and this friendship led to her three episode guest stint on Charmed as a psychic demon called The Seer.Carpenter appeared on the cover and posed for a nude pictorial in the June 2004 issue of Playboy magazine. She made the decision to pose as a way to motivate herself to lose her pregnancy weight. The photos were taken ten months after she gave birth to her son.