Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She was born on July 23, , in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, she appeared in a number of commercials and on the covers of numerous magazines, including nude and topless pictures in Playboy. 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.