Olivia Benson Vs. Jane Rizzoli in Round 3 of 'Law-Enforcement Crushes' Tournament

Law & Order aficionados might experience split loyalties during Round 3 Day 6 of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament.

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In one corner, we’ve got SVU‘s Olivia Benson, and in the other, Rizzoli & Isles‘ Jane Rizzoli — played by former L&O standout Angie Harmon. Yet while both Benson and Rizzoli will enter the single-elimination world of the TVLine Thunderdome, only one will leave!

Every afternoon over the next couple of weeks, in fact, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will test the strength of your character allegiances. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 3 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks.

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(Oh, and in case you’re wondering/fretting, we put a cap of two cast members per show, which meant some fan favorites had to warm the bench this time around.)

Also, if you’re interested in the match-ups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 64-PLAYER BRACKET (then click again for a zoomed-in view) — and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

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  1. TV Addict says:

    This wasn’t really a fair fight with the pictures you displayed for each actress. Angie Harmon gets a glamour shot with her being blown back in the wind, and Mariska gets a dowdy shot of her in character,definitely not looking her best.

  2. Rachel says:

    No way it stays this way for long, but go Jane!!

  3. Nil says:


  4. Caitlyn says:

    Mariska by far!!!

  5. Gia says:

    I love them both but I’ve loved Liv longer. Go BENSON!!!

  6. lauren says:

    I don’t know if TVline is to blame here. As a longtime SVU fan one things Ive noticed n that has irked me is that Mariska almost never poses for pics for the show. I think you have to go back like 3 seasons to find her latest one and she looks very diffrent.

  7. Jen says:

    Haha, so true. Angie Harmon gets a glamour shot while Olivia is dressed for the arctic. Still, my vote goes to Olivia. Love her!!

  8. Amber says:

    Olivia wins no matter what

  9. April says:

    I have such a girl crush on Queen Mariska and I love her character, Olivia. So there goes my vote.

    Although, they could have chosen a better picture of her. Mariska is simply gorgeous and this does not do her justice.

  10. Emgee says:

    Angie Harmon without a doubt.

  11. Linderella says:

    There has been something “off” about Olivia’s appearance all season. Are the producers deliberately trying to frump her up? It’s like she aged a whole bunch all of a sudden.

  12. emilyap says:

    Angie Harmon is hot, but I certainly wouldn’t want to date Jane. At least she’s not as abrasive as she was in the first few episodes. Olivia gets my vote here.

  13. Billie says:

    I think this is definitely one of the weaker match-ups in this round. Harmon is super pretty and so is Hargitay, but both of the characters they play are super brusque and abrasive and I don’t find either of them all that crushable. I voted for Rizzoli based on looks alone in this one.

  14. David says:

    What and absurdly weak bracket this is. Cake walk for Harmon to the Elite 8.

  15. chloe says:

    Mariska by far..gotta love her so amazing and beautiful! But so true this picture isn’t the best, even I could find a better one than that of her, so that’s my vote. OLIVIA BENSON TO WIN!!!! :)

  16. Carmichael says:

    The current score makes me happy. Go Rizzoli!

  17. Nikki says:

    Mariska all the way.. she looks amazing almost 100% of the time :D

  18. Kailey says:

    Mariska wins by faaaaar! (:
    Love you Mariska<3

  19. Svenja says:

    Jane Rizzoli all the way. I love the character and the actress

  20. Justin says:

    Go Rizzoli!

  21. Meg says:

    I love Mariska/Olivia, but Angie is flat out one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. Love her!

  22. Sophie says:

    My two favorites D: I agree with almost everyone here though…Mariska gets my vote. I love them both, but I’ve loved Liv for longer.

  23. Sophie says:

    @Linderella, took the words right out of her mouth…and I still love Olivia/Mariska but she’s been looking kind of bloated.

  24. Becky says:

    This just shouldn’t be a third round match up. Don’t like this bracket. Kind of like Tennessee & UConn meeting in the third round of the NCAA Tourney—just shouldn’t happen. But now that I’ve vented on the bracket, still have to go with Benson.

  25. Annabelle says:

    Come on, you’re better than this TV Line!!! It’s like you’re asking us to vote for Angie Harmon with that photo…heck if you look back it seems you favor one actress over the other by the photo you choose of them. How is this a fair poll??!!!

  26. Sara says:

    What the hell how is Olivia Benson losing?!?!

    • Lyria says:

      Right?! I can’t believe it!!! Mariska is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. And Olivia Benson is the reason I have watched SVU this long.

  27. April says:

    I’m glad you guys changed the picture of Mariska. It was like you wanted all of the votes to go to Angie. Mariska all day!

  28. Vicky says:

    Liv Benson all the way! She’s a total lioness fighting in every case! I love her <3

  29. Dame Diva says:

    Angie Harmon (Abby Carmicheal)

  30. Dame Diva says:

    Angie Harmon!!!!!!! Jane Rizzoli

  31. Amanda says:

    Mariska all the way!! Benson rules!

  32. Lori says:

    Angie Harmon!!!!

  33. sam says:

    It also helps that Angie Harmon is probably one of the prettiest women ever.

  34. amanda says:

    Angie harmon! Jane rizzoli is more fun than Benson

  35. Jessica says:

    Team Hargitay! She is a Goddess!

  36. Odette says:

    Angie Harmon wins my vote for best actress & and for beauty.

    P.s. it’s not always about the looks!!!

    Mariska is also beautiful. But Angie wins my vote for best actress!!!

  37. Mike says:

    Olivia Benson all the way. I love Jane, but she’s nothing compared to Olivia.

  38. Dana says:


    who would even vote for Angie?! She’s an uneducated dumb republican.

    • Nicole says:

      As a democrat myself, the fact that you call Angie Harmon uneducated because of her political beliefs actually makes you come off as the uneducated one.

      • Tia says:

        Thank you. I’m a Republican and it’s hard to see people say things like that about us just because we don’t agree (and it happens on both sides). This is about crush-ability of the characters, not the political beliefs of the actresses!

      • jh says:

        no, angie harmon is literally uneducated,..

    • gl says:

      ha….you should check the statistics on which party actually has the most dumb, uneducated people. In fact, using that insult because someone is a republican is rather dumb and uneducated. Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.

  39. kat says:

    Angie wins for looks and acting..You go girl.

  40. Darcie says:

    Not a huge fan of either, die hard Sasha fan but out of those two I would say hands Down without a doubt Angie Harmon, she’s gorgeous and she’s an amazing actress.

  41. lisa says:

    olivia is the best

  42. Tammy says:

    Angie is more attractive, but Mariska is a better actress. The one thing I wish is that Jane’s character would tone down the tom-boy attitude. Benson’s character is still femine but tough when she needs to be.

  43. Ashley says:

    I certainly believe Mariska is waaaay prettier than Angie! How is she losing?? Shes effing gorgeous!

  44. Nicole says:

    I think its comical that the asshats votings still don’t know how to read. Most crushable CHARACTER dumbasses, not actress. Unfortunately, Jane Rizolli lacks femininity and is a bit too sarcastic for my taste. While the character is entertaining. I wouldn’t want to date her.

    • anon says:

      Maybe we’re just using the actor’s NAMES. If we think Mariska is hot, most likely we’re gonna think Liv is hot too so just because someone uses the actresses’ name doesn’t mean they’re not talking about the character, dumbass.

  45. Ellen says:

    Mariska Hargitay / Olivia Benson gets my vote.

  46. Tiff says:

    For sure Marishka’s the better actress though I like both of them. Can we get a picture of her that’s not like 7 years old though? It’s unfair. And Olivia is a badass but she has soft edges and she connects with the victims better.

  47. Ellen says:

    I agree. Plus Olivia Benson has a more emotionally compassionate role.

  48. Kayln says:

    It’s sooooooo hard to choose I’ve LOVED BOTH EQUALLY for years…

  49. 3doorsfan says:

    Angie. ‘Nuff said

  50. tammy says:

    Angie Harmond hands down best quick wit sexy and tough.. Top female det. All the way