37. Charisma Carpenter
Issue: June 2004
The perfectly-named Charisma Carpenter had gained fans on the strength of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel, but a career as a movie star or TV lead never came to fruition.
Playboy didn't know that in 2004; at that time, Carpenter's run on Angel was wrapping up and she was making all the "hot babe" lists. She seemed to be on the way up. And she looked beautiful.