Charisma Carpenter Hardy, Chrissy Carpenter22-07-1970 (50 years old )Las Vegas, Nevada, USA86-61-86 cm (34-24-34 in)34D (75D)1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)51 kg (112 lbs)Hazelrosary tattoo on her left wrist, tribal sun on her backActress
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She was born on July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is most famous for her role on Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel. Also, she appeared in a number of commercials and on the covers of numerous magazines, including nude and topless pictures in Playboy. Nowadays, she often works as a guest star on many popular TV shows, such as Criminal Minds, Lucifer and Chicago PD.
Charisma owes her stunning good looks to mixed heritage from both her father's and mother's side. Her father, Don, a salesman by profession, is of French and German descent. Her mother Christine, bird sanctuary worker, has Cherokee and Spanish roots. Interestingly, they named her daughter after Avon perfume. Probably not the happiest choice, as she mentioned in a number of interviews. When she was a kid her family moved around a lot. As a result, the actress spent her young age in Las Vegas, Rosarito, Mexico and San Diego.
Furthermore, after graduation, she took some time to travel through Europe. Due to her charm and sexy appearance at this age, Charisma took part in many local beauty and bikini contests. Also, at this age, she worked as a waitress, an aerobics instructor, a video store clerk and in property management. Seems like, no one, not even Charisma herself knew she was bound for stardom in just a few years.
In 1991, she was a part of a terrible event that took place in San Diego. While swimming, Henry Hubbard Jr, a serial rapist, and a former police officer attacked Charisma Carpenter and her two friends. During the altercation, he shot her friends. Authorities arrested Hubbard Jr later and sentenced him to 56 years in prison. Notably, Charisma played a crucial part in the investigation and subsequent trial.
While waiting tables in Los Angeles, a commercial agent noticed Charisma. He helped her jumpstart her career with few roles in commercials. Her hot and sexy looks played their part in her making a first major breakthrough. She landed a guest role on Baywatch, a super popular show at a time. Next, she had a short stint as a lead on prematurely canceled soap Malibu Shores.
Finally, after that, Charisma got a role that would put her on A-list of TV stars. Showrunners cast her as Cordelia Chase on cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She spent three seasons on Bully and then went on to even bigger role on the spin-off Angel. Furthermore, she returned for the 100th episode of Bully to give her character some much-needed closure. Interestingly, she originally auditioned for the title role on Buffy.
After enjoying enormous success with Buffy and Angel, Charisma Carpenter continued to get steady work on a number of network shows and movies. Most noteworthy are her roles in Charmed, Supernatural, The Lying Game and Expendables 1 and 2 next to a star-studded cast. Today, she is one of the hottest and most sought-after celebrities. Her topless and nude pits all over the internet. She further cemented her sex symbol status by showing off her hot naked body in 2015 erotic thriller Bound. Also, she was hosting Surviving Evil on Investigation Discover. This show that also featured her terrifying serial rapist story.
Carpenter was married to Damien Hardy, from 2002 to 2008. The couple has a son, Donovan. Sex tape of her naked having sex with a man leaked, but it was never confirmed if her partner on the tape was her husband.