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Mariska Hargitay: Motherhood Helped Heal The Loss Of My Own Mom

Mariskay Hargitay radiates the September cover of Good Housekeeping. The 46-year-old Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress opens up about motherhood, her longtime role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and how having her own child has helped heal the loss of her mother.

Mariska was born into celebrity, the daughter of two pop-culture icons — '50s sex symbol Jayne Mansfield and bodybuilder-actor Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay. The couple divorced around the time of Mariska's birth and just 3 1/2-years later, Mansfield died in a tragic car crash.

When Mariska welcomed her son August in June, 2006, she opened up to a new way of thinking about the loss of her mother, who had five kids.

It's not a source of pain or angst anymore," she says. "I understand her in a new way that gives me peace. Being a mom has been healing. Now I understand the love she had in her, and it makes me feel closer to her."


Mariska Hargitay: “We’re Always Open” To Another Baby

Mariska Hargitay looks sassy and confident on the cover of More magazine’s February issue. The 45-year-old Law & Order: SVU star, married to Peter Hermann, opens up about how their 3 ½-year-old son August Miklos Friedrich has helped her heal old wounds.

August is almost exactly the same age as Mariska was when her mom — legendary sex symbol Jayne Mansfield — died in an automobile accident in 1967. Mariska and her brothers were in the backseat and escaped without serious injuries. The Golden Globe-winning actress opens up about the loss of her famous mom at the tender age of three.

I love it when people say, ‘She had such a great laugh, and so do you.' When I find similarities, it gives me so much peace. Children, when they lose their mother, have a different antenna. [They wonder] ‘When will I be safe? When will I be home?’ I lost my home too early. I’m getting it back through Peter and August. It’s about following the signs, listening to your inner voice. I’m living my life, and I know that this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

The gorgeous Golden Globes winner goes on to say that she hasn’t given up hope of making August a big brother. “It’s in God’s hands,” she says. “But we’re always open to it.”