Thursday 30 June 2022 09:06 PM Mariska Hargitay pays tribute to mom Jayne Mansfield on the 55th anniversary of ... trends now
Mariska Hargitay took time to honor her legendary actress mother, Jayne Mansfield, on the 55th anniversary of iconic blonde bombshell’s tragic death.
The Law & Order: SVU actress, 58, was just three-years-old when her then 34-year-old mother was killed in a car crash on June 29, 1967.
Taking to Instagram to share stunning black and white photo of the Hollywood icon on Wednesday, Hargitay wrote: ‘We live to love you more each day’.
Rest in peace: Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has paid tribute to her Hollywood icon mother, Jayne Mansfield, on the 55th anniversary of her death
Her legacy: The 58-year-old star's legendary blonde bombshell mother died in car crash when Hargitay was just three-years-old
Memories: Hargitay being held by her mother in 1996, with her father Mickey Harigtay, brothers Zoltan and Mikos, and her mother's daughter Jayne Maria, from a previous marriage
Fans were quick to share messages of support as one commented: ‘She lives on through you. She’d be so proud of you.’
Another wrote: ‘She’s looking over you and your family’.
‘A thought for you and this beautiful blond angel’, another added.
Mansfield’s life was suddenly cut short while she was in a Buick car traveling from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans along with her lawyer and then-boyfriend Samuel S. Brody, driver Ronnie Harrison, and three of her children.
Harrison crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was obscured by a cloud of insecticide dust from the truck hauling it.
Unusual choices: Mansfield picture with her daughter Harigaty while spending time with her friend, Satanist Anton LaVey (undated photo)
Firm friends: LaVey and Mansfield pictured together, with the High Priest and founder of The Church of Satan holding her pet chihuahua
Stunning: Mansfield was a trailblazer sex symbol in the fifties and sixties - at a time where many actresses were afraid to embrace their sexuality. Pictured in 1995 (left) and 1957 (right)
Mariska, who was fast asleep in the backseat, survived. Her brothers, eight-year-old Mickey Jr. and six-year-old Zoltan, also survived.
Jayne Mansfield was born Vera Jayne Palmer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1933. She studied acting at university and won a series of quirkily named beauty contests including Gas Station Queen, Miss Lobster and Miss Fire Prevention Week.
Her iconic hourglass figure cost her roles in the conservative climate of 1950s Hollywood but famously won her a nude shoot with Playboy in 1955.
The following year, Mansfield signed with Twentieth Century Fox, whose executives hoped she could become the new Marilyn Monroe.
Despite her cultivated image as the stereotypical dumb blonde, Mansfield was an intelligent woman who spoke five languages and reportedly had a lust for knowledge.
Blonde bombshell: In 1956, Mansfield signed with Twentieth Century Fox, whose executives hoped she could become the new Marilyn Monroe (undated photo)
Voluptuous: Her iconic hourglass figure cost her roles in the conservative climate of 1950s Hollywood - pictured in 1906 flick, Too Hot To Handle
Sex appeal: Mansfield was one of the first major Hollywood actresses to appear nude in 1963 film, Promises! Promises! Pictured in 1957 (left) and 1955 (right)
She was named one of the most