Mariska Hargitay is twin of mom Jayne Mansfield in photo

Mariska Hargitay is twin of mom Jayne Mansfield in photo

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) --Mariska Hargitay's mother, Jayne Mansfield, died in a car accident in 1967.
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Mariska Hargitay gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star next to her mother's

Mariska Hargitay gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star next to her mother's

(UPI) --The "Law and Order: SVU" star is honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star situated right next to her famous mother's -- actress Jayne Mansfield.
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Mariska Hargitay suffers collapsed lung

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Mariska Hargitay has suffered a partially collapsed lung, TMZ reported.

Van Smith, designer for Divine, dead at 61

MARIANNA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Van Smith, the designer for the costumes and makeup seen in the outlandish drag films of John Waters, has died in Florida of a heart attack.

Bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay dead at 80

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Mickey Hargitay, husband of the late actress Jayne Mansfield and father of Emmy Award-winning actress Mariska Hargitay, has died in Los Angeles at age 80.

Marilyn Monroe remains clothing prototype

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Humperdinck sells Brentwood home

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'Law & Order's' Mariska Hargitay weds

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Mariska Hargitay, Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit," wed actor Peter Hermann in Santa Barbara, Calif., it was reported Friday.

Ben Affleck joins 'Nowhere Men'

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is attached to the Walt Disney Co. adventure feature "Nowhere Men," The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

Remembering Tony Randall

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- Actor Tony Randall, who died Monday night at age 84, was widely regarded as a gifted comedy specialist, but within his profession he was known as a consummate,
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Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield plays pool in Rome. Her poodle keeps an eye on the balls. Date: 11/30/1956 (UPI Photo)

Jayne Mansfield (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress working both on Broadway and in Hollywood. One of the leading blonde sex symbols of the 1950s, Mansfield starred in several popular Hollywood films that emphasized her platinum-blonde hair, hourglass figure and cleavage-revealing costumes.

While Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box office successes. She won the Theatre World Award, a Golden Globe and a Golden Laurel. She's well-known for her starring roles in The Girl Can't Help It (1956) and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).

As the demand for blonde bombshells declined in the 1960s, Mansfield was relegated to low-budget film melodramas and comedies, but remained a popular celebrity. Her most noted film in the '60s was the romantic-comedy, Promises! Promises! (1963), in which she appeared nude in four scenes.

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