She survived attack after attack as a member of the "Scooby Gang" on the hit show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," (1997-2003), but Charisma Carpenter--who played popular high schooler Cordelia Chase on the hit cult TV series--has also battled evil in real life.

The 42-year-old actress, who is currently hosting the new Investigation Discovery series, "I Survived Evil," is opening up about her own encounter with evil. It happened back in 1991, years before she became a household name with "Buffy."

Carpenter and two friends were swimming at Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego, when they were violently attacked by Henry Hubbard Jr., then a 29-year-old police officer.

 

I survived Evil airs on Investigation Discovery Channel Wednesday nights.