For the past 14 years, Mariska Hargitay, who plays top cop Olivia Benson on “Law & Order: SVU” has taken down some of New York City’s filthiest tv perps. So in honor of her hard work, #TeamBeautiful wants to wish the 49-year-old a Happy Birthday.

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Take a look at some of her best moments…and hell, just for the fun of it, recite the famous opening line to “Law & Order: SVU” with us.

In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these viscous felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit, these are their stories. BOOM! BOOM!

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