Mariska Hargitay opens up about her mother Jayne Mansfield’s death

It took many years with regard to Mariska Hargitay to heal through her tragic past.

At age 3 or more, the Law & Order: Special Sufferers Unit star lost her mom, actress Jayne Mansfield, in a 1967 car accident that furthermore killed Mansfield’s driver Ronnie Harrison and lawyer Sam Brody.

Mansfield’s 3 children with husband, actor plus 1955 Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay, survived the crash. The popular pinup, who was often compared to fellow golden-haired bombshell Marilyn Monroe, was thirty four when she was killed immediately.

In some ways, being the daughter of the Hollywood icon has been a burden, the particular now-53-year-old admitted to Closer Weekly . I used to hate constant references to a mom because I wanted to be reputed for myself. Losing my mother from such a young age is the scar associated with my soul.

Hargitay has found achievement in Hollywood as an actress, and he or she doesnt physically resemble her well-known mother, which may have saved the girl from unwanted comparisons throughout the girl career. However , she inherited one particular recognizable trait from her mother, according to her half-brother.

Mariska was a goofball a fun, silly, sweet girl, the girl half-brother Tony Cimber told the particular magazine. She was always really positive and laughing. Shes obtained the funniest laugh youve heard, and shes had it on her entire life.

Hargitay added shes already been told her laugh resembles her past due mothers.

She also admitted motherhood is promoting her life.

Back in 2012, PEOPLE Magazine reported Hargitay and the girl husband, actor Peter Hermann, followed a baby boy and girl. The particular couple also share a natural son.

Being a wife and mother is usually my life, and that gives me the most pleasure, she said. I understand [my mother] in a new way that provides me peace. Now I understand the enjoy she had in her, plus it makes me feel closer to the girl.