It's time for another long overdue DGOW selection from the Buffyverse. This time the honor goes to Emma Caulfield, aka Anya Christina Emmanuella Jenkins from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
The time is right for Emma to be the DGOW for two reasons: first, I finally got an autograph of hers (an 8x10 photo I won in a Slay-a-Thon auction) and second, her sci-fi romantic comedy "TiMER" is now available on DVD.
Emma is another one of those actresses I saw long before "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" but didn't really know it at the time. She did a one-episode guest stint on the sitcom version of "Weird Science", which wasn't exactly successful, but I watched regularly. At the time, it was just her fourth credited role. She went on to appear on 30 episodes of "Beverly Hills, 90210", but she'll always be remembered as vengeance-demon-turned-Scoobie Anya on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Anya had her good and bad moments as a character, but Emma always seemed to bring that something special to the role. Sure, she was a good eight years older than the character (not accounting for Anya's actual 1,120-year-old age), but she was hot enough that it didn't matter.
Emma hasn't been incredibly active since "Buffy" ended, reportedly turning down the chance to audition for both Six and Starbuck on "Battlestar Galactica" and starring in a handful of limited release movies. While "TiMER" didn't get a huge release, it has been critically acclaimed and should find an audience on DVD. Emma also is one of the co-creators of the webcomic "Contropussy", which you should definitely check out.