Mariska Hargitay reflects on the ‘trauma’ of losing famous mom Jayne Mansfield

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Mariska Hargitay Mariska Hargitay was lone 3 erstwhile her parent died. Both: Getty Images

Mariska Hargitay suffered trauma astatine an aboriginal property erstwhile her mother, Hollywood starlet Jayne Mansfield, died successful 1967.

The “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star, 57, was lone 3 years aged erstwhile her ma perished from injuries she sustained successful a car crash. Mansfield died astatine the property of 34 and near down 5 children.

Hargitay opened up astir her achy nonaccomplishment and dealing with her grief portion she was being raised by her father, Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay.

“I deliberation I learned astir situation precise young, and I learned precise young that s – – t happens and there’s nary guarantees, and we support going,” Hargitay told Glamour magazine in an interrogation published earlier this week.

“And past we alteration it,” the Joyful Heart Foundation laminitis continued. “That’s been benignant of my superpower, and the acquisition of having trauma aboriginal successful life. I’ve spent the past 50 — however aged americium I? — 57, truthful 54 years benignant of trying to fig retired what happened and why, and what americium I expected to bash with it?”

“I intelligibly was successful that frozen spot for a batch of my puerility — of trying to survive, really trying to survive,” she added. “My beingness has been a process of unpeeling the layers and spot and trusting again.”

When asked if she had proposal for her teenage self, Hargitay said, “People inquire you that question, ‘What would you accidental to your younger self?’ And I deliberation for me, I would person grabbed that small girl’s manus and said, ‘Everything is going to beryllium OK. Trust me. Trust me. Everything’s going to beryllium OK.’ “

Jayne Mansfield Mansfield died successful a car clang successful 1967 erstwhile she was 34 years old.Corbis via Getty Images

“[My life] has been a travel successful healing,” she admitted.

The parent of 3 antecedently spoke astir her nonaccomplishment successful a 2018 illustration for People magazine. “The mode I’ve lived with nonaccomplishment is to thin into it,” she said astatine the time. “As the saying goes, the lone mode retired is through. In my life, certainly, I’ve tried to debar pain, loss, feeling things. But I’ve learned alternatively to truly thin into it due to the fact that sooner oregon aboriginal you person to wage the piper.

“I’m not saying it’s easy, and it surely hasn’t been for me,” Hargitay confessed. “There’s been a batch of darkness. But connected the different broadside things tin beryllium truthful bright.”