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'Law & Order: SVU' Star Mariska Hargitay: This Is Her Famous Mother

Mariska Hargitay on the set of Law & Order: SVU in April, 2019.
October 18, 2020 - 21:20 / Cynthia Springer

Mariska Hargitay is known for her leading role as "Detective Olivia Benson" in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. What many people don't realize, is that her mother was also a leading lady of her era, too! Watch the video to find out who she is.

From winning multiple awards and accolades to starting her own charity foundation, Mariska Hargitay is one of the most inspiring women of the 21st century. She's starred on the well-known TV series, Law & Order: SVU for 20 seasons now as the leading actress. Although her father was Mr. Universe bodybuilder, Mickey Hargitay, her mother was just as successful in her respective career. Check out the video to see who her famous mother is!

Mariska Hargitay at the Christian Siriano Fashion Show in NYC.