For many television viewers, Law and Order: SVU Star Mariska Hargitay is similar to a family. Over the past 20 years, we have been watching how Detective Olivia Benson has solved offensive crime and fights for justice to victims. In fact, the permanent NBC show is now connected to the original Law and Order a Smoke Gun for an honor that the live-long TV drama at the time.
But what some viewers could not know is that Harititay comes from a famous Hollywood family with tragic history.
Jayne Mansfield is the mother of Mariska Hargitay
The 54 year old Law and Order Star is the daughter of actress Jayne Mansfield and actor and bodybrower Mickey Hargitay.
Along with stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Mamie Van Doren, Mansfield was one of the most famous Hollywood balls alliances of the 1950s and 1960s. She was well-known for her roles in such films The girl can not help her, will the success spoil the Hunan Creigiau?, The Road Bus, a Kiss Them for Me, as well as work on stage and on television.
Mansfield also owned Playboy and had a serious sense of self-promotion. He is known as "working man Monroe", who would be able to misuse a strategic clothing wardrobe and rarely refuse interview opportunities or public appearance. Ninety percent of the people in her 1957 marriage to Hargitay were reporters, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"If it was not for Mansfield then, Kardashians would not be likely to be today," noted the magazine.
It came tragic
Although Mansfield was a big star, its popularity began to disappear by the 1960s. In 1967, she traveled from Biloxi, Mississippi, where she had recently performed to New Orleans when she was car and was marketed into the back of a tractor. Mansfield was killed immediately, along with the other two passengers in the front seat of the vehicle. She was 34 years old.
Three of the five Mansfield children were also in the car – Mickey Jr 8, Zoltan 6, and Mariska 3 years old. The three survived accidentally with minor injuries. (Their father, divorced from Mansfield, was not in the car at the time of the accident).
How Haritit cope with losing her mother
Hargitay has said in interviews that he has no memories of a deadly accident, but he has lost his mother's losing young "scar my soul". Although she was only three when his mother died, the actor says that she felt Manfield was in her life.
"Someone told him once [remembering] my mother: And all you have to do is look at the mirror, & # 39; Hargitay magazine told People earlier this year. "She's still with me."
"The way I've lived with a loss is going to tackle it," he added. "As the word says, the only way out is. In my life, surely I have tried to avoid pain, loss, feeling. But I have learned rather than shorten it; In fact, because sooner or later you have to pay the piper. "
How she wants a mom to remember her
Although Mansfield is best remembered for her compressed and beautiful appearance, Hargitay wants people to know that her mother is more than just a sex symbol.
"My mom was this wonderful, beautiful, beautiful symbol – but people did not know she played the violin and had 160 IQs and had five children and dogbags," she said in the interview with People. "It was so long before her time. It was an inspiration, he had this desire for life, and I believe that I share that with her."