Kirsten Vangsness has a birthday this weekend — she turns 47 on Sunday — and while looking for a trio of photos, I had a sudden attack of “Is that really her?”

Kirsten Vangsness hanging out at Disney

Kirsten Vangsness goes citrus-y

Kirsten Vangsness on behalf of CBS

“So that’s what she looks like without the glasses,” I mused. “Dayum.

Between seasons of various Criminal Minds series, she does a fair bit of live theatre, in this case with actual swordplay:

No, it’s not called Bring Me the Head of Penelope Garcia.


  1. McGehee »

    6 July 2019 · 1:18 pm

    The first pic took some looking at, but the rest are (to me) obviously her. We’ve been watching “Criminal Minds” since almost-but-not-quite the beginning.

    Neither of the spinoffs did much for us though.

  2. CGHill »

    6 July 2019 · 3:37 pm

    I found several variations on that first shot, but they’re all identified as KV, so I went with the least plausible.

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