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Little Known Facts About 'Law and Order: SVU' Star Mariska Hargitay

Little Known Facts About 'Law and Order: SVU' Star Mariska Hargitay

Known for her portrayal of “Olivia Benson” on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 20 years, Mariska Hargitay is loved worldwide by fans. Here are some little-known facts about the actress.

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. 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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Little Known Facts About Law and Order: SVU Star Mariska Hargitay

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Little Known Facts About 'Law and Order: SVU' Star Mariska Hargitay