Mariska Hargitay has been making the tube sizzle for more then a decade with sexy Christopher Meloni on Law and Order: SVU.
So when is she going to get her thank you note from Christina Hendricks?
Out publicizing an upcoming guest stint on the new Law and Order: Los Angeles, the Emmy winner has been talking up her curves.
Her size 8, every woman, extremely sexy curves.
She told ShowbizSpy.com,
"I’m a size 8, and I feel proud of that, because it’s healthy. I’ve never felt compelled to be a skinny actress. Being a sex symbol is not my thing; it’s not where I shine.”
Her mom, Jayne Mansfield, was a bona fide sex symbol, and Hargitay may not be gunning for the role, but she's got sex appeal in spades.
And she can credit those healthy curves.
She looks like she eats cop food and can run after criminals. She actually, gasp, fits her role.
Which is where the comparison to Hendricks comes in. They are both talented actresses and worthy of their roles for that fact, but Hargitay has long been that one actress I wanted to parade out in front of my daughter as the prime example of what a fit, sexy woman looks like (although, sorry, Det. Benson, I'm not subjecting the 5-year-old to SVU any time soon . . . it's hard enough to stomach without a taste of Meloni to get us past the rapes/dead children/pedophiles).
Dare we say she opened a door for Hendricks to take 2010 by storm?
Maybe it's not Christina who needs to write the thank you note. It's the American woman . . . to both of them.
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