A cute brunette with a magnetic onscreen presence and an effervescent charm, Colleen Haskell emerged as arguably the best-loved "Survivor" on the 2000 premiere season of the cult-inspiring CBS reality show, turning her popularity into an acting career by 2001 when she made her feature debut in the comedy "The Animal. " Describing her strategy as "fly below the radar so that no one will notice me," the straight-shooting Haskell wasn't expected to last long on the island but hung in there for several weeks until she became one of the last remaining contestants. Having chosen soap as the one luxury item afforded the castaways, Haskell embodied fresh-faced, all-American charm and spunk, and quickly became a favorite among viewers. Keeping her sense of humor when rumors of a sex scandal involving her and fellow castaway Greg were spread, and proving quite a trouper when countless untreated bug bites left her legs badly blistered, Haskell maintained high spirits up to the end of her run. The last Pagong tribemate left on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga, Haskell was voted off by a vote of four to one in the eleventh of the series' thirteen episodes.