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Mariska Hargitay Leads TV Police Women

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Aug 29, 2005 | 8:50am EDT

Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay has been named the top female TV cop in a new magazine poll, beating peers like Marg Helgenberger, Kyra Sedgwick and Poppy Montgomery.

The new girls beat classic cops like Police Woman's Angie Dickinson, The Mod Squad's Peggy Lipton and T.J. Hooker's Heather Locklear in the Inside TV line-up.

The top five are:

1. Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)

2. Marg Helgenberger (Catherine Willows in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

3. Kyra Sedgwick (Brenda Leigh Johnson in The Closer)

4. Poppy Montgomery (Samantha Spade in Without A Trace)

5. Angie Dickinson (Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson in Police Woman)

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