Mariska Hargitay paid tribute to her mother Jayne Mansfield on the day she would have turned 90.
The Law & Order: SVU actress shared a touching caption with a photo of her mother on Instagram.
“Happy birthday Mama. We live to love you more each day, Hargitay wrote.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? actress also posted a little video of her mother to her Instagram Story.
Mansfield, who was born Vera Jayne Palmer on April 19, 1933, rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s as one of Hollywood’s biggest blonde bombshells. She was viewed as Marilyn Monroe’s counterpart, also known as the “Working Man’s Monroe.”
She was a Playboy Playmate in addition to having roles in a number of movies, including The Girl Can’t Help It, Promises! Promises!, and The Sheriff of a Fractured Jaw.
Her life was tragically cut short in 1967 when she was killed in a car accident. Mansfield was aged 34.
Hargitay, who was three years old at the time, was in the backseat of the car along with two of her siblings. The children survived, but Mansfield, her attorney and companion Sam Brody, and their driver Ronnie Harrison were killed instantly.
“I think I learned about crisis very young, and I learned very young that s— happens and there’s no guarantees, and we keep going. And then we transform it,” she told Glamour in 2021. “That’s been kind of my superpower, and the gift of having trauma early in life.”
“I clearly was in that frozen place for a lot of my childhood — of trying to survive, actually trying to survive,” she added. “My life has been a process of unpeeling the layers and trust and trusting again.”
Happy heavenly birthday, Jayne!