Following a highly successful stint as a model, Hungarian-American Mickey Hargitay ventured into acting. He was acquainted with actress Jayne Mansfield and asked her to be cast in her satirical comedy movie, ‘Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?’ in 1957, thus beginning his acting career. He eventually fell in love with and married Jayne.
He and his wife played the lead roles in the international co-production film ‘The Loves of Hercules’ in 1960. The movie was shot in Italy and is currently available on Netflix under the title ‘Hercules vs. Hydra.’ In the ensuing years, the couple appeared together in the sex comedy film ‘Promises! Promises!’ in 1963 and ‘Primitive Love’ in 1964. Hargitay played the lead male role in the gothic horror film ‘Bloody Pit of Horror.’ Mansfield wasn’t a part of this movie.
The actor was popular not only in the United States but also in many parts of Europe. Besides American films, he also appeared in numerous Italian productions. He made an appearance in Hungarian director György Szomjas' film ‘Mr. Universe’ in 1988. After a gap of several years, he made a guest appearance in the TV series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ as a witness to a violent crime in 2003. His daughter Mariska starred in the series.
This romantic comedy film tells the story of two women who get drunk on a cruise ship, and shortly after, they both get pregnant. However, things get quite complicated since they don’t know who the fathers are.
When Hercules is away, the king of Ecalia kills his people as well as his wife. In order to take revenge, Hercules sets off to Ecalia, but after arriving, he learns that the king is dead, and Queen Dianira is the new ruler. He soon finds himself attracted to Dianira.