Mariska Hargitay, born Mariska Magdolna Hargitay, is an American actress. She was born on January 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California. While studying at Marymount High School, she participated in cheerleading as well as competing for athletic games and playing certain roles at their school’s stage plays. She began to appear on screen in the year 1985, playing the role Donna on the horror comedy series Ghoulies. In 1986, she appeared as Jesse Smith on the TV series Downtown. She then garnered series of screen exposures which include on TV series Tequila and Bonetti, ER, Can’t Hurry Love, The Single Guy, and several others. Presently, she portrays the leading role Detective Olivia Benson on the police procedural TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Ever wonder how she attains such as fab and healthy body? Well, she’s a physically active person. She usually spends time doing stretching, push-ups, lunges, resistance training, and most especially swimming. “Swimming reminds me of being in the womb. You hear your breathing and it’s completely relaxing,” she expressed.
When it comes to her diet, she follows a clean and gluten-free diet. That’s definitely one of the reasons why she continues to look really sexy these days.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 50)
Height: 173 cm | 5 feet, 8 Inches
Weight: 66 kg | 145 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 12C | 34C
Waist Size: 64 cm | 25 in
Hip Size: 91 cm | 36 in