Thursday, April 25, 2013
The daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay, Mariska Hargitay.
Mariska Hargitay (born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay; January 23, 1964), is best known for her role as New York City sex crimes Detective Olivia Benson on the NBC television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a role that has earned her an Emmy and Golden Globe..
She is the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor/bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay. Jayne Mansfield was a glamorous movie star but her favorite role was being a mother. She had five children: Jayne Marie, Miklos, Zoltan, Mariska and Antonio.
Video: Jayne Mansfield and 2-Year-Old Mariska Hargitay (Merv Griffin Show 1966).
Mariska Hargitay, was a former beauty queen who made her film debut in the 1985 horror-comedy film Ghoulies and her major television debut in the 1986 adventure drama series Downtown.
She performed in films and television shows throughout the late 1980's and 1990's before being cast as Olivia Benson, a role that led to her founding the Joyful Heart Foundation.