25. Real-Life Hero
Detective Olivia Benson has been a character on the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (SVU) since the show’s premiere in 1999. The character is portrayed by actress Mariska Hargitay, who has been a regular cast member of the show since it began.
After becoming a crisis counselor herself, Hargitay has also been actively involved in advocacy work, supporting many different organizations and programs dedicated to helping survivors. She is the real-life Olivia Benson!