Los Angeles, CA
Although this knockout got her start sporting a bikini as a guest on Baywatch and a regular on the short-lived Malibu Shores, Charisma Carpenter became a star as a fully clothed butt-kicker on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. After seven years playing the same beloved bitchy role, her character was killed off and the sexy actress slowed down the pace, though she did pick up guest-starring spots on Charmed and the short-lived Miss Match. In 2004 Carpenter returned to the spotlight with a spread in Playboy and then landed a recurring part on cult-favorite Veronica Mars in 2005. Next, she shifted her focus to movies---mostly of the made-for-TV variety---before appearing in the Sylvester Stallone-led action ensemble The Expendables in 2010. Off screen, Carpenter is a mom and keeps busy with a variety of outdoor activities.