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11 Things We Love About Mariska Hargitay On Her 50th Birthday

01/23/2014 04:57 pm 16:57:30
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Happy Birthday Mariska Hargitay!

Today marks the 50th birthday -- WHAT! -- of the actress best known as detective, we mean Sergeant Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU." The glowing woman never looks a day over 40, but age ain't nothing but a number.

To celebrate the greatness of Hargitay, and to show thanks for all the joy and emotion she's brought into our lives, we're listing off the many things we love about her (and Benson).

First of all, she's gorgeous. tv show gifs

And she knows it (in a cute way). tv show gifs

If you mess with her, she'll attack. tv show gifs

She's also great at putting you in your place. tv show gifs

Girl got moves. tv show gifs

She's just so damn happy she never stops dancing. tv show gifs

She founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, which supports survivors of sexual assault and child abuse tv show gifs

Her family is the cutest -- and she's also married to Peter Hermann from "SVU." tv show gifs

Did we mention how incredibly (pun intended) adorable her family is? tv show gifs

She's BFFs with 2 Chainz. tv show gifs

Does this greatness need explanation?

Happy celebrating Mariska!

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