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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay (who was Mansfield's second husband and the most well-known out of the three). The 3 year old Mariska was asleep in the back seat during her mother's fatal car crash, and was left with a scar on her face. She's since been adamant that she does ''not'' want to ever talk about it or her mother's legacy.

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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay (who was Mansfield's second husband and the most well-known out of the three). The 3 year old three-year-old Mariska was asleep in the back seat during her mother's fatal car crash, and was left with a scar on her face. She's since been adamant that she does ''not'' want to ever talk about it or her mother's legacy.

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->'''Jim Hagerty''': Mariska! Mariska Hargitay!
->'''Tracy Gill''': She walked away with the award for “Best Physical Intimidation of Man who Could Clearly Crush Her in Real Life.”
->'''Jim''': She proves that just because you’re a beautiful woman, you don’t have to be weak on television.
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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay (who was Mansfield's second husband and the most well-known out of the three).

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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay (who was Mansfield's second husband and the most well-known out of the three). The 3 year old Mariska was asleep in the back seat during her mother's fatal car crash, and was left with a scar on her face. She's since been adamant that she does ''not'' want to ever talk about it or her mother's legacy.


Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the Creator/{{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit,'' [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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Mariska Magdalena Magdolna Hargitay (born January 23, 1964) is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the Creator/{{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit,'' [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.


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* LifeImitatesArt: Because of her time on the show, she trained as a rape crisis counselor in real life and still uses it today.


Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the Creator/{{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is 1964) is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the Creator/{{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit,'' [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.


Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the {{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} television drama ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.


* GirlsNeedRoleModels: After playing Benson, she became a symbol of woman empowerment and has always been cast as a strong and empowered one.
--> '''Mariska:''' "I get letters saying, 'I want to do the right thing like Olivia. I want to be strong like Olivia. My friend did this, but I didn't do it because of Olivia.' For me, when a television show has that kind of positive effect on young people, it is great. I think it is a good thing that we are shedding light on darkness. I think it is a good thing to make young girls aware."


Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the {{NBC}} television drama ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.

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Mariska Magdalena Hargitay (born January 23, 1964)is an American actress, best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the {{NBC}} television drama ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', [[StarMakingRole a role that has earned her multiple awards and nominations]], including an Emmy and Golden Globe.



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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay

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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitayCreator/MickeyHargitay (who was Mansfield's second husband and the most well-known out of the three).

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She is also the daughter of actress Creator/JayneMansfield and actor/bodybuilder Creator/MickeyHargitay


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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: After playing Benson, she became a symbol of woman empowerment and has always been cast as a strong and empowered one.
--> '''Mariska:''' "I get letters saying, 'I want to do the right thing like Olivia. I want to be strong like Olivia. My friend did this, but I didn't do it because of Olivia.' For me, when a television show has that kind of positive effect on young people, it is great. I think it is a good thing that we are shedding light on darkness. I think it is a good thing to make young girls aware."
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Benson was temporarily PutOnABus in the eight season of ''SVU'' because she was on maternity leave.


* DarkAndTroubledPast: She and her two brothers were asleep in the back seat of a car the day that [[Creator/JayneMansfield their mother]], the driver and her mother's boyfriend. Miraculously, she and her brothers [[InfantImmortality escaped with minor injuries]].
* ItRunsInTheFamily: She came from a family of actors and actresses.
* MissingMom: After Creator/JayneMansfield's tragic death.
* {{Omniglot}}: She speaks English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.
* PeekABangs: She regularly dons this hairstyle.

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