Mariska Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Her parents are actors Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay. She studied at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television but didn’t complete her degree. Prior to acting, she joined in beauty pageants, winning the Miss Beverly Hills USA title in 1982. She then competed in the Miss California USA where she finished as 4th runner-up.
In 1985, she made her film debut in Ghoulies, followed by Welcome to 18 and Jocks. In the 1990s, she has appeared in The Perfect Weapon, Leaving Las Vegas and Lake Placid. On television, she first became known for her roles in Downtown, Falcon Crest, Tequila and Bonetti, Can’t Hurry Love and ER before rising to mainstream fame in 1999 for her role as Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a character she’s still playing up to now.
Has Mariska Hargitay had Plastic Surgery?
The 51-year-old actress has been on the screen long enough that fans and critics alike witness her practically live her life on television. Thanks to her long-term gig in Law & Order, Hargitay has since become a staple personality on the small screen. As she ages in Hollywood, there comes questions about her possibly going under the knife or undergoing some other cosmetic enhancements. But surely, the actress loves her curves. The mother of three doesn’t seem to be bothered by her body, defying the standards of being thin in entertainment industry. This alone says something about how she loves herself.
However, she’s not closing her doors to the possibilities of surgical enhancements. When asked about plastic surgery a few years back, the actress said: “I used to be against it.” Then she added: “But now that I’m older I think women should do whatever they want to make themselves feel good. I don’t think they should go overboard, and I still think the natural look is the most beautiful. But if you want to do something to help you look more refreshed, I’m all for it.”