Charisma Carpenter (July 23, 1970) is an American actress, born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. She has also had a recurring role on Charmed, Veronica Mars, and The Lying Game. Charisma also had a minor part in The Expendables movie series.
Carpenter was named #31 on Askmen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2002 and #44 on their 2005 list.
In 2002 Charisma Carpenter married Damian Hardy, but got divorce in 2008. Couple have a son.