The actress with the most Charmed Fan Mail is actually not one of the main stars of the show. Actress Finola Hughes who plays Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige's mother receives the most fan mail from Charmed series viewers.
Holly Marie Combs was shot mainly in close-up and wore baggy clothes for most of season six to hide her real life pregnancy until it was written into the storyline to explain Chris' conception and birth.
In season 1 when Phoebe's premonition power grows and she is able to see the past for the first time she sighs and says "I really thought I would get to fly". Later in season 3, she gets the power of levitation which was later cut out due to dangerous and expensive stunts and replaced with the power of empathy.
The house used for the exterior shots of the "Manor" is located at 1329 Carroll Ave in the Echo Park Section of Los Angeles. (The same house was used for the exterior of the tall woman's house in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999).)
Telekinesis is the most common power in the Halliwell line. Carriers include Melinda Warren, Prue, Penny, Chris, Wyatt, Paige and the granddaughter from 'Forever Charmed'. Piper's freezing power has only recurred in her mother (apart from Melinda Warren) and Phoebe is the only witch that we know of (apart from Melinda Warren) to receive the premonitions power. Although once in season three, Patty Halliwell spoke of having a premonition the day that she found out she was pregnant with Phoebe, also the same day the sisters travelled back in time to change their future.
During hiatus between seasons two and three, producers discussed possible storylines for season three. Executive Producer Brad Kern wanted to bring in a season long love interest for the Phoebe character who started out bad but becomes good. Fellow Executive Producer and show creator Constance M. Burge was against the idea as the character Piper already had a convoluted season long relationship storyline and she wanted to focus back to the sisterly dynamic of the show. After realizing that she wasn't going to win the debate, Burge left the series and full production reigns fell to Kern.
Brian Krause who plays Leo Wyatt, Julian McMahon who played Cole Turner, and Kerr Smith, who appeared in season seven as Agent Kyle Brody, had all auditioned for the role of Inspector Andy Trudeau, who was a character played by actor Ted King in season one.
During the first few seasons when Constance M. Burge was Executive Producer the series had more focus on the girl's sisterly ties and discovering their witchly heritage. That changed when the show's reigns were handed over to Producer Brad Kern and the focus shifted more to vampy outfits and consistent relationship issues.
The show's popularity inspired toy company SOTA Toys to create 6.5" action figures of the characters: Piper, Phoebe, Paige and Belthazor which come with interlocking attic walls and a miniature Book of Shadows. Originally an alternate toy of the Prue character was to be made, but actress Shannen Doherty declined to the offer to have her likeness made into a Charmed doll.
Although in the series Piper is the oldest sister, Phoebe the middle sister and Paige the youngest, Alyssa Milano is actually the oldest of the three actresses, being born in 1972. Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan are both born in 1973.
In a screening of the reality medium program 'Lisa Williams, Life Among the Dead' - Lisa was asked to visit an address to investigate a possible haunting. The house she visited was on the same street in Los Angeles as the Charmed Manor. The house can actually be seen in the background as Lisa is filmed exiting her vehicle.
Prue and Phoebe's past lives are the only witches in the line not to receive Warren powers. Phoebe had pyrokinesis (the ability to create fire) and Prue had cryokinesis (the ability to generate ice). Similarly, Paige's past life could control the elements although we only saw her control wind and fire.
During the course of the show the sisters drove the following vehicles: Prue drove a Mazda Miata and later a BMW SUV, Piper drove a Jeep Cherokee, Phoebe drove a Mini Cooper and Paige drove a Volkswagen Beetle.
The concept of Cupid is first introduced in Season 2. In season 8 Phoebe is assigned her own Cupid as the Elders fear she has lost hope about love. In the series finale, her nephews from the future inform her that the Elders assigned Coop, her personal Cupid, with hopes that she would fell in love with him and in the final sequence their wedding is briefly shown.
After Prue quit Buckland's Auction House, she was employed as a photographer at "415" magazine whose title is also the area code for San Francisco telephone numbers. The magazine was mentioned at other times throughout the remainder of the series including when Phoebe, as the writer of the "Ask Phoebe" column, posed for the magazine.
Before either Shannen Doherty or her replacement Rose McGowan were on "Charmed", they both played valley girls (Numbers 2 and 3) in a short cameo in the movie Nowhere (1997). (Their dialog together is listed on the Memorable Quotes page for that movie.)
Whenever an actor stands at the front door of the real Halliwell Manor, it is obvious that there is no central hallway in that house since a wall is right behind the actor. The inside of the real house was used for the pilot show, however every other show was filmed on a much larger set on a sound-stage.
During the eighth season in January 2006, Spelling Television and producer Brad Kern claimed that Charmed had become the longest running TV series with all-female leads, surpassing "Laverne & Shirley" (1976). However this is not true as "The Facts of Life" (1979) actually ran for nine seasons, which is a year longer than Charmed.
The actresses that played Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty) and Penny 'Grams' Halliwell (Jennifer Rhodes) are both in the movie Heathers (1988). In further connection to the movie - the character Jason Dean (Eric Dane)is introduced. Jason Dean (also known as "J.D." for short) is the name of Christian Slater's character in the movie "Heathers." The church Paige's friend Glen is about to marry in is also the same one where Heather Chandler's funeral was held in "Heathers."