Julie Benz – Do I know them from somewhere?
Do I know them from somewhere?
So, recently I’ve become a little obsessed with Dexter. Yes, that’s right, the series about a serial killer. Don’t judge me until you watch it! It’s great!!
Anyway, it’s been bugging me where I’ve seen the actress that plays Rita before. Several days after I finished the box set, we were sitting watching Desperate Housewives on 4 on demand (Channel 4’s online catch-up service) when my friend asked where we’d seen the ‘stripper’ (aka Robin Gallagher) before. My friend suggested that she was the infamous Darla in Buffy the Vampire, way back in the day. I wasn’t seeing it myself. After a few minutes of research (thank you IMDB) we discovered that they are one and the same. Julie Benz did indeed play Darla in both Angel and Buffy, she is the stripper in Desperate housewives and she is Rita in Dexter. I was amazed, and it goes to show what a great actor she is and of course what makeup and wardrobe can do for you. And it doesn’t stop there, the girl has a rather large resume, including 8mm, Rambo, Payne, Roswell and the obligatory CSI, NCIS episodes.