• Actress Mariska Hargitay is very famous
  • Mostly for her role in SVU
  • Learn some fun facts about her

Born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay on January 23rd, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, Mariska is the daughter of former Mr. Universe actor and bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay and 1950s actress Jayne Mansfield. 

Facts About Law and Order: SVU Star Mariska Hargitay

Her father was born in Budapest, Hungary so her first and middle names are Hungarian for Mary Magdalene. Mariska has two older brothers, three half-siblings from her mother’s first and third marriages and a half-sister from her father’s first marriage. 

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