For every "crackling-sharp" and "dead-on," there was a "formulaic" or "uneasy-making. Plus, Kelli Giddish gives some background on her character's complicated love story in Season Ahead of the two-hour episode that opens the milestone 20th season "Olivia is going to deal with some new things, maybe her own physical limitations," Hargitay teasesshe solves 20 more mysteries about her beloved drama.
Detective Olivia Benson Mariska Hargitay a. Saint Olivia; a. What makes her tick: A child of rape, Benson exorcises her demons on the job while looking fabulous in v-neck sweaters.
For her role on the show, Hargitay has received multiple awards and nominationsincluding a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe. The daughter of bodybuilder and actor Mickey Hargitay and actress Jayne MansfieldHargitay made her film debut in the horror comedy film Ghoulies and her major television debut in the adventure drama series Downtown. Benson's work on that show led her to found the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that provides support to women and men who have been sexually abused.
But she could be bisexual and have an affair with her babysitter. Never truly fleshed out or given time to shine, leading her to be replaced by Ice-T. Also used to work out at my gym in Union Square. That has nothing to do with anything besides spandex in general.
Like pretty much every woman I know, I have a major crush on Olivia Benson, the character inhabited by the subtly sexy Mariska Hargitay. Benson is one of the most badass cops on television, and she's a woman, who will pistol whip perpetrators of the city's most "heinous crimes" without batting a perfectly kohl-pencil-lined eye. But what also makes her unmistakably "good police," is her ability to empathize with the victims of sex crimes, never second-guess or patronize them, and certainly never slut-shame victims of sexual assault.
Christina Buff. For 20 seasons, Mariska Hargitay has played the most badass TV cop in history probably. Despite the severity of crimes and the toll they take on her life, her fierce dedication to her job has never wavered.
After 19 seasons we've seen everyone from Academy Award winners to teen heartthrobs. These are their stories. SVU Role: Jennifer Esposito plays television reporter Sarah Logan who discusses her rape during her segments which leads to the arrest of a suspect.
When the series begins, she holds the rank of Detective and is partnered with Detective Elliot Stabler Christopher Meloniserving as the junior member of the pair. Following Stabler's departure at the end of the 12th season after a deadly shootout in the precinct, she is partnered with Detective Nick Amaro Danny Pino and becomes the senior member. During the 17th season, she is promoted to Lieutenant and becomes the squad's official commanding officer.
Hottest pictures of Mariska Hargitay. While we are talking about her performances and the actress as a whole, we want to now take you on a ride through a Mariska Hargitay photo gallery. This curated image gallery will showcase some of the sexiest Mariska Hargitay pictures that will make you fall in love with her.