Happy Birthday, Charisma Carpenter!

The half-Spanish actress, who is surely one of the most beautiful mujeres in Hollywood, is turning 42 today and what better way to celebrate Charisma's birthday than by looking at photos of her throughout the years!

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And, if you're scratching your head right now asking yourself: "Is Charisma really half-Spanish?" the answer to that question is, yes! Last year, the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum broke down her Latin roots to Latina.com. "I think it's the best kept secret ever!" Charisma told the website last July, explaining that her grandfather was born in Spain. "You need to get it out there that I'm a proud Latina," she said.

We LOVE Charisma, not only because she's a stunning Latina, but also for being a great philanthropist, who's always encouraging her fans to donate to important causes like Rockstarronan.com

Felicidades, Charisma!

CHARISMA CARPENTER: BEAUTIFUL AT ANY AGE

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  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer

  • Clockwise from top left: Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase,

    Clockwise from top left: Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy and Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.'

  • The Thirst Project 3rd Annual Gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives to The Thirst Project's 3rd Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Thirst Project)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate's "The Last Exorcism" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 24: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the screening of Lionsgate's 'The Last Exorcism'at the Arclight theatres on August 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate's "The Last Exorcism" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 24: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the screening of Lionsgate's 'The Last Exorcism'at the Arclight theatres on August 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate's "The Last Exorcism" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 24: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the screening of Lionsgate's 'The Last Exorcism'at the Arclight theatres on August 24, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Thirst Project 3rd Annual Gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Actor Jason Ritter, TV personality Kristina Kuzmic and actress Charisma Carpenter attend The Thirst Project's 3rd Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Thirst Project)

  • The Thirst Project 3rd Annual Gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives to The Thirst Project's 3rd Annual Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 26, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Thirst Project)

  • The 2nd Annual Thirst Project Gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 28: Actress Charisma Carpenter attends the 2nd Annual Thirst Project Gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on June 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Thirst Project)

  • 3rd Annual Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • 3rd Annual Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 11: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 13, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 11: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 13, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 11: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 13, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Screening Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 11: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino August 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opens nationwide in the United States on August 13, 2010. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at th

    Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the premiere of 'The Expendables' on August 03, 2010 at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 03: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 03: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'The Expendables' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Rock Star Media Lounge Featuring The Hollywood Reporter and Yowie.com-Day 2

    SAN DIEGO - JULY 24: Actress Charisma Carpenter attends the Rock Star Media Lounge during Comic-Con 2010 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Imags for Rock Star Media)

  • Supanova Pop Culture Expo

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: American actress Charisma Carpenter speaks on stage during the National Cosplay Championships as part of the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Dome at Olympic Park on June 19, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Cosplayers and comic book and sci-fi fans from across the state gathered to meet like-minded folk and attend guest panels with the stars of some of the popular television shows and publications of the genre. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

  • UPN Stars Party - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - JULY 21: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the UPN Stars Party at the Paramount Lot on July 21, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

  • UPN Stars Party - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD - JULY 21: Actress Charisma Carpenter arrives at the UPN Stars Party at the Paramount Lot on July 21, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)