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Mariska Hargitay Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Mariska Hargitay was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, E! Online reports.

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What was the first ...

Question: What was the first feature-length American movie to include a nude scene, not counting porn?


Answer: Inspiration (1915) is generally cited as the first American movie to contain a nude scene; it starred well-known artist’s model Audrey Munson as a country girl who moves to the big city, becomes a nude model and falls in love with a sculptor. Inspiration was short by today’s standards, but it was feature-length by the standards of the day. Munson made three more films, Purity (1916), Girl o’ Dreams (1917) and Heedless Moths (1921), and she appeared naked in all of them.

In 1916, Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman starred in the lavish fantasy A Daughter of the Gods, widely cited as Hollywood’s first million-dollar production and by all accounts at least two hours long. But it has been lost, read more

I have been wondering ever ...

Question: I have been wondering ever since Mariska Hargitay first appeared on Law & Order: SVU if she is the daughter of Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield? I can't seem to find an answer. Can you tell me if she is? Thank you.


Answer: She is indeed, Patricia. Born in 1964 to the title-winning weight lifter (Mr. Universe, Mr. World, Mr. America) and the legendary blonde bombshell, the actress was in the car with her mom and her two siblings when a tragic accident near New Orleans took Mansfield's life in 1967. In fact, early in Hargitay's career, her mom's image helped influence her acting choices — in the other direction. "I played lots of tomboys, wearing flannel shirts, jeans and boots," she told The Los Angeles Times last year. "On some unconscious level, I was shying away from those sexual roles because of my mother. But as I got old read more

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