Sunday, 12 June 2011

I Never Knew That (Its Got Nothing To Do With Sewing)

Jayne Mansfield in her heyday
I was catching up on blogs the other day when I discovered something which totally took me by surprise. If you visit the Selvedge Yard, there's an excellent post regarding Jayne Mansfield's marriage to Mr Universe, Mickey Hargitay, and some quite fabulous images of the pink palace they shared in the 1950's. As with so many starlets, what seemed so idyllic ended in divorce and recrimination, and later Jaynes' tragic death at the age of 34.
Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia on Law and Order SVU

Here comes the intriguing bit - as I perused the comments, I noticed someone mentioned that Jayne would be proud of her daughter, Mariska. Where had I seen that name before?
Mariska Hargitay, centre
 As a big fan of crime dramas (my husband is quite worried about the amount of CSI that I watch), I remembered the name from 'Law and Order SVU'. Jayne Mansfields' daughter plays Olivia! Why didn't I know that?! Am I the last one to find out? When you compare the two pictures above, the resemblance is quite noticeable.

That's it really, just wanted to share that fabulous bit of trivia with you.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Law and Order and it came as no surprise to discover Mariska's heritage, she is such a beauty. xxx

  2. amor, thats my fave show, my sisters and I watch all the time and always mention that she is Janye Mansfield daughter, her baby is so cute too.

  3. With those genes no wonder she's so beautiful!


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