Happy Birthday Mariska Hargitay! 5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About The “Law & Order: SVU” Star.

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Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is celebrating a birthday! She’s ringing in her 60th birthday and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. She’s the essence of beauty and smarts, playing the dedicated and passionate Captain Olivia Benson.

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While you know her for her work on TV, Mariska Hargitay is endlessly interesting in real life. Let’s dive in to a few fun facts you didn’t know about this icon!

1. Mariska is an incredible linguist!

She doesn’t only speak one language. In fact, she’s fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, and Italian. How impressive is that?

2. She’s made some epic cameos in music videos.

Mariska Hargitay’s character in Law & Order: SVU is well-beloved. In fact, Taylor Swift named her cat after Olivia Benson! But did you know Mariska has been in a T-Swift music video? She was a part of Taylor’s “Bad Blood” squad!

She’s also shown up in a Lady Gaga video! What a cool woman.

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3. Mariska Hargitay is making an impact.

Her role in Law & Order inspired her to take action in the world. Now, she’s a prominent advocate for sexual assault victims, raising awareness and pouring energy into charitable causes. She’s also a big animal lover.

4. Her cat’s name is Karma.

Back to the Taylor Swift friendship… since T-Swift’s cat is named Olivia Benson, it made sense that Mariska’s cat would be in honor of Taylor!

5. Mariska has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Her role is deserving of significant accolades. Mariska’s been working on Law & Order since 1999. Of course she’s got a star!

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