Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1933. In 1953, the actress was romantically related to Mickey Hargitay, a Hungarian weightlifter and former Mr. Universe.
Mansfield and Mickey married on January 13, 1958, at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The couple welcomed their first child, a boy called Mickey Hargitay Jr., on December 21, 1958.
Zoltan Hargitay, the couple’s second child and son, was born on August 1, 1960. The couple divorced in 1964, but when the actress found her third pregnancy, she postponed their divorce proceedings.
She and Mickey publicly stated that they were still together, and their daughter, Mariska Hargitay, was born the same year. The couple split not long after the birth of their third baby.
Mansfield missed out on the lead part in “Kiss Me, Stupid” since she declined due to her pregnancy. While her profession was calmer, she returned to the stage in 1966 and featured in Westbury’s “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
After their divorce, she and Mickey remained close, and he encouraged her performance by giving her flowers. The actress rose to fame because she resembled a typical stupid blonde but was really intelligent.
Growing up, the celebrity was keen in broadening her education, knew five languages, and was a good student. She studied violin and singing as a kid and had an IQ of 149.
Mariska was regarded as a “darling” by Mansfield in her book “Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn’t Help It.” She saw how similar they were, with pug noses and blue eyes.
The actress announced that her kids will accompany her to Europe to learn about the globe. Mansfield was recalled as a caring and clever woman who loved her family and others but died while her daughter was just three years old.
On June 28, 1967, Mansfield, 34, was killed in an automobile accident involving a tractor-trailer. She was travelling from a nightclub appearance in Mississippi to New Orleans for a shoot the next day at the time.
The driver, the actress, and her lover, Sam Brody, all perished instantaneously. Three of Mansfield’s kids were sleeping in the backseat and survived, leaving Mariska, who was also in the car, motherless at the age of three.
Mariska’s brothers, Mickey Jr., who was eight at the time, and Zoltan, who was six at the time, both survived. The future actress was reared by her dad, who provided her with a typical upbringing in which she ran cross-country, participated in swim team, and played volleyball, yet her mom remained an important part of her life.
Mariska said in March 2018, the way she has lived with grief is to lean into it. Despite the fact that she never got to know her mom well, the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)” actor claimed she and Mansfield had a love of life and were both inspirational, adding that a person once said regarding remembering her mom is all she has to do is look in the mirror. Her mom is with her still.
Mariska uploaded a half Instagram photograph of her and her mom’s faces in May 2014, demonstrating how similar they were. On her mother’s 55th death anniversary, June 29, 2022, the actress honored her mom one again by posting a black and white Instagram photo of her.
Fans flocked to write supportive comments, with one person remarking on how stunning Mansfield and Mariska were before joking that they “could be twins.” A second individual mentioned how gorgeous the late actress was and how much Mariska resembled her.
The fan also felt Mansfield was in paradise, proudly looking over her daughter. Somebody felt it was “incredible” how similar the two ladies were and how both were attractive and famous.
Another Instagram user stated that the late actress served as her daughter’s “guardian angel.” Most people noticed how similar the two appeared and felt they were beautiful and superb actresses.
Someone else mentioned seeing Mansfield in movies and thinking she was a superb performer. The individual recognized the likeness, and another admirer spotted the same thing and wished Mariska’s mom a nice rest.