5 Reasons to Love Mariska Hargitay

There’s no doubt that Mariska Hargitay was meant to play the iconic role of Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU. You already love the character, but there are plenty of reasons to love Mariska just as much.

  1. She loves hashtags.
    She loves them so much that her Instagram bio says "Actor. Activist. Lover of the hashtag."

  2. She has a family.
    So basically you get to enjoy Olivia totally kicking ass on TV and you get to see Mariska happily taking her children to Disney World. This is a win-win for us all.


    Sky's the limit #he'sgotatickettoride @Disneyland #SpreadYourWings #FlyLikeAnEagle #QueenOfHearts #princecharming

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  3. She loves T. Swift’s cat too.
    I don't even have words for how wonderful this is.
    She's such a big Swiftie that Time magazine asked her to write Taylor's entry in their 2015 list of 100 most influential people.

  4. She interacts with fans and fan-made art.
    Thank you Mariska for bringing attention to this beautiful creation.


    Regram mariskamadness

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  5. She and her husband adopted their second and third child.
    All the feels.


    Loved it!!!!

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