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7 of 10: Mariska Hargitay

The 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' actress landed in seventh place on Forbes' 2012 list of Highest Paid TV Actresses.

Hargitay, 48, reportedly earned $10 million between May 2011 and May 2012, in part for playing Detective Olivia Benson on the procedural drama's 13th season. The show averages 53 million viewers every week for original episodes and syndicated showings, according to the magazine.

Also in April 2011, Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, adopted a girl named Amaya Josphine. Later that year in October, the couple adopted a baby boy named Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann. The couple are also parents to six-year-old son August.

(Pictured: Mariska Hargitay appears in a promotional photo for 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' in 2012.) ( Photo / Art Streiber/NBC)