Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) on Law & Order: SVU has given up more than imaginable to keep her job in the Special Victims Unit. Olivia has found it nearly impossible to keep her career and a man (until this season!), has been jailed twice while undercover, has been beaten up, been in car accidents, deals with rapists all day and has an awkward sexual tension with her partner, Detective Elliott Stabler (Christopher Meloni). Even so, she remains dedicated to saving lives and helping victims. All in a day's work!