Law And Order Star Mariska Hargitay Opened Up About Losing Her Mother Jayne Mansfield

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Mariska Hargitay is best known for her work on the extremely popular Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. And her own backstory sounds like it could have come from a TV show. As a child, Mariska lost her famous mother Jayne Mansfield in the most horrific way. Now she’s talking about the impact the tragedy had on her.

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Mansfield was one of the most iconic actresses of her era. In the 1950s and 1960s, she was a sex symbol, prone to “wardrobe malfunctions” and the occasional scandal. Rumors even circulated throughout her life that she was a member of the Church of Satan, and it was later said that she’d slept with John F. Kennedy.

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