Mickey Hargitay

Movie Actor

Mickey Hargitay was born in Budapest, Hungary on January 6th, 1926 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 80, Mickey Hargitay biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 6, 1926
Hungary, United States
Place of Birth
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Sep 14, 2006 (age 80)
Zodiac Sign
Film Actor, Television Actor
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Mary Birge, ​ ​(m. 1948; div. 1956)​, Jayne Mansfield, ​ ​(m. 1958; div. 1964)​, Ellen Siano, ​ ​(m. 1968)​
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Mickey Hargitay Life

Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay (January 6, 1926-2006) was a Hungarian-American actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe's Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay (January 6, 1926 to September 14, 2006.

Born in Budapest, Hargitay immigrated to the United States in 1947, where he eventually became a citizen.

He was married to actor Jayne Mansfield and is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay.

Hargitay and Mansfield produced four films together during their marriage: Can Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Promises! (1957), The Loves of Hercules (1960).


(1963), and L'Amore Primitivo (1964).

Personal life

Mary Birge, a fellow acrobat, was Hargitay's first wife. Tina, Hargitay's daughter, was born in 1949 with Birge. Hargitay and Birge were divorced later.

Jayne Mansfield and Hargitay met in 1956 while performing in the Mae West Show at the Latin Quarter. "I'll have a steak and the tall guy on the left," Mansfield told the waiter. On January 13, 1958, the couple married. They had three children: Miklós, Zoltán, and Mariska. Mariska Hargitay aspired to be a performer, appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Hargitay's Beverly Hills mansion, known as "The Pink Palace," was renovated in large part, as the city's iconic heart-shaped swimming pool was built. Developers who had bought the house from Engelbert Humperdinck razed it in November 2002.

Hargitay and Mansfield filed for divorce in Ciudad Juárez in May 1963. The divorce was ruled null, and the two were reconciled in October 1963. Mansfield filed a lawsuit for the Juárez divorce after Mariska's birth and then triumphed. On August 26, 1964, the divorce was announced in the United States. Hargitay sued Mansfield's estate for more than $5,000 to assist the children following Mansfield's death in a car crash on June 29, 1967. Mansfield had promised to offer children's assistance as well as giving Hargitay nearly $70,000 in cash and property in their divorce decree.

On April 14th, 1968, Hargitay married Ellen Siano. Hargitay and Siano were married until his death.


Mickey Hargitay Career

Early life and early career

Miklós Hargitay was born in Budapest, Hungary, on January 6, 1926. He was the son of Ferenc and Maria Rothsischer Hargitay. Hargitay was one of four children of an athletic father. Both he and his brothers were drafted as athletes. Hargitay's brother was a member of an acrobatic performance as a youth. The performance was so popular that the brothers appeared in Hungary, including Budapest's biggest opera house. Hargitay began competing in speed skating after being introduced to the sport by his brother. He won the Middle European championship at 1,500 meters and finished second in the 5,000 meter run in 1946. He was also a skilled football player and served as an underground fighter in WWII.

Hargitay left Hungary in 1947 to emigrate to the United States in order to avoid being called into active service by the Soviet Union. He settled in Indianapolis, where he worked as a plumber and carpenter, as well as appearing in an acrobatic act with his first wife, Mary Birge. After seeing a magazine cover featuring Steve Reeves, who is best known for playing Hercules, he was inspired to start bodybuilding. In 1955, Hargitay was named as the National Amateur Body-Builders' Union (NABBA) Mr. Universe award.

"Hargitay is credited with sparked an explosion of physical culture in the United States of the Fifties." In fitness magazines, he appeared as a pin-up model. Hargitay joined West's muscleman revue after Mae West's photo on a magazine cover. He is the first recipient of the Joe Weider Lifetime Achievement Award.

Acting career

Will Hargitay's first film role came after Jayne Mansfield demanded that he be cast in her film, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) The two fell in love and were described as inseparable. Hargitay's appearance in Rock Hunter was inappropriate by 20th Century Fox because they disliked Mansfield's portrayal of her as her "only" lover; Fox preferred that their sex symbols to be single.

In 1960, Hargitay and Mansfield appeared in The Loves of Hercules. The film was shot in Italy and has never been released in movie theaters in the United States, though it is available on Netflix under the title Hercules vs. Hydra and under its original title as episode 1108 of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (2017). In Promises, Hargitay and Mansfield will appear together for the next four years.


Primitive Love (1964) and (1963) Hargitay appeared in Bloody Pit of Horror without Mansfield in 1965.

Hargitay's acting career was not limited to the United States; he appeared in many Italian films and appeared in Mr. Universe, the 1988 film by Hungarian director György Szomjas.

Hargitay appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the series in which his daughter Mariska appears; he played a witness to a violent murder.


Frank Lloyd Wright's son and Jayne Mansfield and Brian Wilson's celebrated glass chapel in Los Angeles have announced their CLOSURE as a result of 'land migration.'

www.dailymail.co.uk, February 16, 2024
The Wayfarers Chapel announced that it would be 'ineffective immediately' as it was seen by many as the destination wedding venue of choice.' The chapel said in a statement this week that we are greatly sad to learn the closure of Wayfarers Chapel and its immediate area due to the increased land movement in our local area. Wayfarers were already well-known long before Wayfarers became a hotspot on Instagram and TikTok, and it was also hosted several celebrity weddings. They included the wedding of actress and Playboy Bunny Mansfield and actor Mickey Hargitay in 1958, as well as Beach Boys actor Brian Wilson's association with Melinda Ledbetter in 1995. It comes just months after the picturesque church was designated as a National Historic Landmark.