- Became good friends with Susan Ward after both were turned down for the role of Maggie Cory on the soap "Another World" (1964).
- Was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers' football team.
- Named by her mother after a brand of perfume
- Auditioned for the role of Buffy on the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), but got the role of Cordelia after it was turned down by actress Bianca Lawson.
- Lost out to Kelly Rutherford in Scream 3 (2000).
- She has a tribal sun tattooed on her back.
- Gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Donovan Charles Hardy, at 9:50 PM on March 24th 2003 at Cedar Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills.
- After 7 years playing Cordelia Chase, 3 years on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and 4 years on "Angel" (1999), Charisma left Angel at the end of the fourth season to give birth to her son and spend time with him as he grows up. 
- Will be reprising her role as Cordelia Chase in the 100th episode of "Angel" (1999). The show is currently in its fifth season without her, considering the Cordelia Chase character is in a coma. [November 2003]
- Is half Mexican and half Cherokee.
- Has a rosary tattoo on her left wrist.
- She held three state titles when she was thirteen years old and placed top five for a ballet routine at an international competition.
- She tries to sign only personalized autographs so her signature cannot be sold on EBay or elsewhere. She also refuses to sign her MAXIM, FHM, or other revealing photos.
- She is one of the only cast members from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and "Angel" (1999) who refuses to charge for her autograph at fan conventions. She does it for free.
- Her guest spot on Lifetime's "The Division" (2001) as a young woman attacked by an undercover police officer eerily resembles a real life incident nearly ten years ago in which Charisma and two of her friends were attacked by a former police officer in Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego. Charisma escaped unharmed, although one of her friends was seriously injured. The police officer, who had been stalking Charisma for almost a year, was sentenced to fifty years in prison.
- The role of Delilah in The Faculty (1998) was written specifically for her, but she turned it down because it was too similar to her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) character, Cordelia.
- Appears on the June 2004 cover of Playboy with a 10 page layout inside.
- The scars her character Cordelia got after a fall in Buffy are actually real. As a young child, she fell into a swiming pool that was under construction at her home, and was run through by a piece of rebar.
- After starring in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997), "Angel" (1999), and guest-starring in episodes of "Charmed" (1998), she has become the face of supernatural dramas on The WB.
- Her character, Cordelia Chase, whom she had played for years on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) and "Angel" (1999), was killed off in the landmark 100th episode of "Angel" (1999). It was her final appearance on the series, with the exception of archival footage.
- Her characters on both "Angel" (1999) and "Charmed" (1998) could see into the future.
- She is good friends with her See Jane Date (2003) (TV) co-star Holly Marie Combs. In fact, it was their friendship that prompted her to play Kira on "Charmed" (1998).
- She has two half brothers, Troy and Kenny.
- Was in a Unaired pilot called "Like Cats & Dogs"
- She speaks Spanish, however she states that she's not fluent, despite being of Mexican ancestry and spending time living in Mexico as a child.
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