When Charmed first cast its spell in 1997 and its trio of comely crime fighters were
compared to Charlieâ€™s Angels, Holly Marie Combs was pegged as â€œthe Kate Jackson one.â
€� In other words, pretty and smart but not as sexy as the other two. The sight, then, of
Combs topless (covered only by her long locks) in a recent cover of Stuff magazine was quite
the surprise---even to Combs. [FYI - see pic and article that follows below]
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â€œThere were definitely a couple of wows that came to mind,â€� says the 29-year-old actress, now sporting a pregnancy pad under
her shirt (her character, Piper, will give birth in February). â€œThey made some additions to my chest, which was disturbing. They
gave me Alyssaâ€™s boobs. I didnâ€™t even have to get a boob job.â€�
Such frankness is pure Combs. When David E. Kelley told the auditioning actress she didnâ€™t have â€œa big enough heartâ€� to
play earnest teen Kimberly on his â€˜90s drama Picket Fences, she shot back, â€œIf youâ€™re looking for someone with a big heart,
what are you doing in New York?â€� (She ultimately landed the role.) Likewise, Combs---who lives with boyfriend David Donoho, 37,
formerly a key grip on Charmed---doesnâ€™t have much patience for Hollywood pretension. She drives a pickup and spends the bulk of
her free time caring for a plethora of pets, including five rabbits, four horses and six dogs.
Well, make that seven. Though sheâ€™s only supposed to be dog-sitting the white shih tzu-poodle mix thatâ€™s currently curled on
her lap, sheâ€™s already admitting reluctance to return the pooch to her dad.
â€œMy boyfriend would rather I didnâ€™t bring any more animals home,â€� she says. â€œBut Iâ€™m like, â€˜Aw, come on, honey.
She only weighs 3 pounds. She canâ€™t count as a whole dog.â€™â€�
Sounds like someone used to casting a spell or two.