Mariska Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield

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Whoa there, the apple clearly didn't fall far from the tree!

Mariska Hargitay posted a split photo on Instagram showing exactly how similar she looks to her late mother, actress Jayne Mansfield.

The Law and Order: SVU star didn't add a caption to the pic, but the borderline eerie pic holds its own just fine without any description.

Hargitay has made a habit of posting old pictures of her mother from her childhood on her photo-sharing site.

In fact, over the weekend she posted a old snapshot of Mansfield posing in a sombrero with two small dogs wearing matching hats. Right in time for Cinco de Mayo!

Mariska Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield Instagram


The sex symbol's curves are seen on full display in a sequin silver gown in the candid shot.

She also opened up to Redbook magazine about her mother's fatal car accident—Hargitay was just three years old and asleep in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the crash—and how it's affected her throughout her life.

"Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul," she told the magazine. "But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here."

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