A few years ago, I heard a story about Mariska Hargitay, at the Emmy's, talking to the man driving the semi that Jayne's car collided with on the night she died. I was confused because I'd heard countless stories about how Mariska refused to discuss her mother and how no one on the set of Law and Order SVU was allowed to ask her about Jayne Mansfield. Since she was in the car the night Jayne and my father, Ronnie Harrison, died, I thought maybe she'd be willing to talk to me. She was only two or three at the time of the accident... Anyway, I sent her this email, but I never heard from her. Mariska and I share a crucial, common thread. Maybe I'll hear from her one day. Here's the letter I sent to her...
You may not believe me, but you were one of the last people to see my father alive. I can prove who I am if necessary. I am the daughter of Elaine Stevens and Ronnie Harrison. I was born after my father died and put up for adoption, but my birth family found me about 8 years ago. Elaine Stevens is the daughter of Gus Stevens who owned the night club where your mother performed for the last time on earth. Ronnie Harrison was the young man driving the car all of you were in on your way to LA the night Jayne died. I'm not quite sure why I'm writing to you, except to let you know that I think you're wonderful and that I think of my father and your mother each time I see your face on television or a magazine cover. Maybe I wanted to let you know how I was affected by the death of your mother. I've spoken to your brother, Mickey Jr. on the phone once, but it was several years ago. He was very sweet to me. My phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX if you ever feel compelled to contact me.