Mariska Hargitay Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

Did Mariska Hargitay Undergo Plastic Surgery?

Mariska Hargitay is a popular American actress born on 23 January 1964, who manages to defying aging and look years younger than her real age. After making her film debut in 1985, her face has hardly changed over the years, leading to much plastic surgery speculations. Some of the Mariska Hargitay plastic surgery rumors include the use of facial fillers, botox, a nose job and chin augmentation.

Photo Credit: (right) Jamie Mccarthy Getty Images

Photo Credit: (right) Jamie Mccarthy Getty Images

Mariska Hargitay Over The Years

Often, it is easier to spot the changes on a celebrity’s face when you observe her photos or videos over the years. So, let’s go through some of her career milestones and facts about her.

  • Speaks fluent French, Hungarian and Italian.
  • On June 29, 1967, Hargitay and her two brothers were involved in a car accident that killed her mother, Jayne Mansfield, and her mother’s boyfriend, Sam Brody, yet left the three children miraculously unharmed.
  • Was crowned Miss Beverly Hills in 1982.
  • Founder and president of Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps rape and sexual-assault victims, as a result of her work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
  • Enjoys traveling and says Rome is her favorite city.
  • Suffered a collapsed lung while doing her own stunts on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and underwent surgery to repair it in January 2009.

Watch an interview with Mariska Hargitay back in 2009 :

Compare that to a recent Mariska Hargitay interview on the Seth Meyers Show:

Mariska Hargitay started her path to fame early. As a student at Marymount Hight School, she was involved in athletics and cheerleading. That seemed consistent for her as her father, Mickey Hargitay, was a former Mr Universe. When she studied at UCLA after high school, she was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA due to her outstanding beauty. And that was when she started to have bit part roles through an agent.

Here is a shot of how she looked like then back in 1982:

Photo Credit: Yearbook Library

Photo Credit: Yearbook Library

Looking fresh faced and equipped with a perfect smile, the future looked bright for Mariska Hargitay at that time. Check out the shape of her chin which is always the focus of plastic surgery rumors.

After her win as Miss Beverly Hills, she lost out to eventual Miss USA Julie Hayek when she competed for Miss California USA. In 1988, Mariska Hargitay played the role of Carly Fixx in the popular 1980s sitcom Falcon Crest. This is what she looked like in Falcon Crest:

Photo Credit: CBS Courtesy Everett Collection

Photo Credit: CBS Courtesy Everett Collection

There is still not much wholesale changes to Mariska Hargitay’s face. Anywa, she is still young and does not need much touch up anyway. She changed her style from having long hair to having a short bob. She still looks fantastic anyway.

Then in 1992, she began to feature in as police officer Angela Garcia in the drama Tequila and Bonetti. Still, she packed with her the infectious smile that has mesmerised her audience since her debut.


Frankly, its hard to understand why some of the plastic surgery rumors insist that Mariska Hargitay is dissatisfied with her chin shape as she looks perfectly fine with it in the above photo.

In 1997, Mariska Hargitay starred in the drama Prince Street in a familiar role as a detective. Her role as Nina Echeverria was the opening door for her future roles in the NBC series Law & Order. And it was around this time when Mariska Hargitay seems to have a more defined chin and seemingly sharper nose tip. However, there is still not enough difference in her chin and nose to conclude that plastic surgery was performed. Check out the photo below:


Then in 1999, Mariska Hargitay landed her most prominent role on television. Her stint at Law & Order: Special Victims Unit continues till today. It was rumored that at August 2012, Hargitay was already earning $400,000 to $500,000 per episode. Money aside, her appearances in recent seasons had people talking about botox use and facial fillers injections. She seems to have some unnatural lumps on her cheek area. Check out one of her latest photo below. Did she have any plastic surgery?

Photo Credit: WENN

Photo Credit: WENN

Mariska Hargitay and Botox Rumors

Botox has long been one of the favorites among celebrities and common folks. The ease of administration and quick recovery time is what attract many people to this miracle treatment. Fine lines can disappear immediately with just one treatment. However, patients tend to overdose or apply on the wrong area of the face, resulting in lumpy skin and weird looking expressions.


For Mariska Hargitay, when you look at her before and after photos, there are some apparent changes to her cheeks. Now in her 50s, it is not surprising that she might have resorted to facial fillers or botox to smoothen her face. Did she use botox or facial fillers? Only she knows the truth

Mariska Hargitay and Boob Job Rumors

Having bigger boobs is the desire of many women. Some undergo breast implant surgery to boost their self esteem. Whatever it is, any plastic surgery has its risks and boob jobs are no exception. A botched boob job can cause not only disfigurement, but also loss of money. Not to mention the painful process of recovery.



For Mariska Hargitay, her boobs has always been of a reasonable size. In fact, her growth in boob size could very well be due to her childbirth. She has three children and it is not surprising that her breasts will be bigger than during her youth. Furthermore, though her boobs look big, they look natural. Her boobs do not bear those artificial “round” lines that accompany boob jobs. Thus, for her to undergo and boob job is highly unlikely.

Mariska Hargitay and Nose Job Rumors

Nose jobs are used to resize and reshape the nose. However, there are limits to what a nose job can do. Get too ambitious and the chances of a botched nose job is high. Some patients every request to have their nostrils shrunk. An experienced plastic surgeon should be able to provide the adequate advice and reasonable expectation.

Photo Credit: (left) Alex Michael Globe Photos

Photo Credit: (left) Alex Michael Globe Photos

For Mariska Hargitay, her nose has remained largely of the same shape since her Miss Beverly Hills days. Why fix something that has won you the Miss Beverly Hills title? Well, the subtle differences in nose shape could be due to clever use of makeup and colors.

Mariska Hargitay and Chin Augmentation Rumors

Chin Augmentation, or chin reshaping surgery, is a major task for any plastic surgeon. One has to be very dissatisfied with her jaw shape to even consider it. For Mariska Hargitay, one of the distinct features of her face since her debut is her unique chin shape.

Photo Credit: (left) Kevin Winter Getty Images

Photo Credit: (left) Kevin Winter Getty Images

Her defined chin and strong cheek bones has made her smile captivating over the years. Even in her latest appearances in Law and Order, her jawline still remains the same. That’s why we wonder why there is this constant speculation about Mariska Hargitay undergoing chin augmentation. It is unlikely she has been through such an extensive procedure to erode her competitive advantage.

Mariska Hargitay Does Not Condemn Plastic Surgery

Though Mariska Hargitay has largely remained plastic surgery free, she is not against plastic surgery. But she still prefers things to be natural.

She once said “I used to be against it. I think it’s because I was raised by a father who didn’t like makeup. If I had makeup on he’d say, “Honey, you didn’t wash your face!” But now that I’m older I think women should do whatever they want to make themselves feel good. I don’t think they should go overboard, and I still think the natural look is the most beautiful. But if you want to do something to help you look more refreshed, I’m all for it.”

Overall, one must admit that Mariska Hargitay has aged well. She is a fighter at heart and has climbed from humble beginnings to being a television superstar. Let’s not forget the hardwork she put in to get to where she is today. Plastic surgery or not, that is something we can learn from Mariska Hargitay. May she continue to be in the cast of Law and Order in the years to come. What do you think of Mariska Hargitay plastic surgery rumors?