Charisma Carpenter


Back for a third season, Surviving Evil host Charisma Carpenter had a long list of major commercials and theater credits before landing the role of Cordelia on the iconic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After seven seasons, she went on to star opposite David Boreanaz in Angel, the show’s successful spin-off. A former pro football cheerleader and fitness enthusiast, Charisma’s credits also include appearances in Charmed and Veronica Mars.

In 1991, Charisma herself narrowly escaped death on a San Diego beach as she and two friends were attacked by a serial rapist and off-duty police officer. On Surviving Evil, Charisma tells that story, and encourages other survivors to share their real-life tales of courage and survival.