Mariska Hargitay Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

11th April 2016

Fact: Actresses Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, and Mariska Hargitay were saluted for their charity efforts at Variety's Power of Women: New York event on Friday (08Apr16). Ballet star Misty Copeland, fashion designer Vera Wang, and U.S. newswoman Megyn Kelly were also honoured at the bash.

15th June 2015

Fact: Taylor Swift's idol Mariska Hargitay has finally met the singer's cat, who was named after the actress' tough detective character Olivia Benson on TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The Love Story hitmaker shared footage of the meeting backstage at her gig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday night (12Jun15) and posted it online. Adding commentary, Swift said, "This is Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson and things are going well so far." Hargitay also made an unexpected appearance onstage at Lincoln Financial Field, alongside her Bad Blood video co-star Cara Delevingne, who was another of the pop star's special guests.

16th January 2014

Quote: "I’m celebrating 10 years of marriage... and I’m directing for the first time in February, producing a documentary on the rape-kit backlogue" Law & Order: Svu star Mariska Hargitay has an exciting 2014 ahead of her as she prepares to celebrate her 50th birthday on 23 January (14).

10th November 2013

Quote: "It was a deeply profound, meaningful day and a huge incredible marker in my life and I felt so incredibly connected to her and my family... My big brother and my big sister, who were there when my mom got her star, were there... It was really great." Actress Mariska Hargitay was thrilled to land a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to her late mother Jayne Mansfield on Friday (08Nov13).

21st November 2012

Fact: Movie star Alec Baldwin and actress Mariska Hargitay have a Thanksgiving weekend party tradition. The celebrities host a Turkey Bowl bash at her home in Long Island, New York, which includes a game of American football and a feast. This year's celebrations will take place on Saturday (24Nov12).

7th November 2012

Fact: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit stars Mariska Hargitay and DANNY PINO helped deliver food to a St. Francis de Sales relief centre in the Rockaway area of Queens, New York on Sunday night (04Nov12) to support victims hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. A source tells the New York Post, "They helped unload warm food from their sport utility vehicles (Suvs), and were very helpful."

2nd May 2011

Quote: "It's very soothing to the heart. I feel like she really completed our little family of four. You never know what you're going to get with the second baby and so I was sort of nervous about it. She's so zen and so peaceful. I can't quite believe how easy she's been - her disposition." Actress Mariska Hargitay on the adoption of her baby daughter Amaya.

8th April 2011

Fact: Actress Mariska Hargitay showed off her newly-adopted daughter Amaya Josephine for the first time on Wednesday (06Apr11), when she stepped out for a stroll in New York. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star revealed the baby news to the press earlier that day.

1st June 2010

Quote: "That was the moment I realised how much I loved my son. I framed it on the wall, I'm like 'Don't touch it!'... Bruce literally took it off his body and handed it to me, so after that it went from his hands to the display case." Mariska Hargitay paid $50,000 (£33,333) for a guitar belonging to her music idol Bruce Springsteen at a charity auction last year (09), and asked the rocker to sign it for her son.

25th January 2010

Quote: "She's really knocking it out of the park on SVU. Her work has shined... Mischa did some very beautiful, touching work and quite frankly, blew me away. The story is fiction!" Mariska Hargitay pours scorn on reports Mischa Barton struggled with her cameo on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT.

20th January 2010

Quote: "I think I’m a very attractive person, but I don’t put myself in the realm of the beauty. That’s not where I get my esteem. I’m a size eight, and I feel proud of that, because it’s healthy. I’ve never felt compelled to be a skinny actress... A guy (TV executive) told me to change my name and get a nose job. I said, 'You get a nose job'." Actress Mariska Hargitay, the daughter of movie icon Jayne Mansfield, isn't tempted to seek cosmetic surgery.

23rd September 2006

Fact: LAW + ORDER: SVU star Mariska Hargitay speaks four languages - English, French, Hungarian and Italian.

10th July 2006

Fact: LAW + ORDER star Mariska Hargitay and her husband PETER HERMANN have named their new baby boy AUGUST in honour of the couple's wedding date - August 2004.

2nd February 2006

Fact: <p>Gladiator beauty Connie Nielsen will replace Mariska Hargitay in six upcoming episodes of cop drama LAW + ORDER: SVU while the show regular takes time off to give birth. </p>

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