Fast and the Furious star Elsa Pataky is an esteemed Spanish actress whose meteoric walk to stardom commenced as a result of her excellent portrayal of Elena Neves in the Fast and the Furious movie series. She further displayed her phenomenal acting skills with her outstanding depiction of Adrielle Cuthbert in the Australian web TV series, Tidelands. She has also gone ahead to model for several brands and famous journals such as Time Force’s jewelry line, Ultimate Jewel. In addition, Elsa Pataky works as a producer and her works include Fast and the Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious.
Read on as we explore more facts about Chris Hemsworth‘s wife.
Elsa Pataky – Bio (Age)
Elsa Pataky was born as Elsa Lafuente Medianu in the beautiful city of Madrid, Spain. Her birth took place on 18th July 1976, born to her parents José Francisco Lafuente and Cristina Medianu Pataky. She had her childhood experiences in the lovely city of Madrid. Pataky is a holder of Spanish nationality and of mixed ethnicity. She is multi-lingual as she can speak Spanish, Romanian, French, English, Portuguese and Italian fluently.
Regarding Elsa Pataky’s educational achievements, she is an alumna of CEU San Pablo University where she graduated with a degree in Journalism. Similarly, she also took up acting classes in order to achieve her dream of becoming an actress.
The amazing actress put her acting career to a start with her film debut, Solo en la Buhardilla in 1997. She followed it up by landing roles in the popular Spanish series, Al Salir de Clase and La Vida En El Aire. Interestingly, due to her fluency in English and French, she was involved in the British and French co-production of the television series, Queen of Swords in 2000, where she was cast to play the role of Senora Vera Hidalgo. The beautiful actress got her first taste of fame with her outstanding portrayal of Barbara in the 2004 Spanish and UK movie, Romasanta. The movie earned a nomination at the Malaga Film Festival which helped to showcase the rising star globally as she began to receive offers from many directors in America.
Furthermore, the talented model made her first appearance in Hollywood when she was featured alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Julianna Margulies in the 2009 movie, Snakes on a Plane. A few years later, she became very famous when she was featured alongside Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson in the blockbuster movie, Fast Five as Officer Elena Neves. The renowned actress followed it up by appearing in the movie sequels, Fast and the Furious 6, Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious. Her exceptional acting skills can be seen in other movies such as Don’t Tempt Me, Beyond Re-animator, Dị Dị Hollywood and Thor: The Dark World. More so, spanning from 1997 till date, Elsa Pataky has featured in over 30 movies and 11 TV series.
Apart from being an actress, the movie producer has also done some works as a model for many popular brands and notable journals which include appearing on the cover of Maxim in 2006 and becoming the female face for the first edition of Ultimate Jewel.
Elsa Pataky’s Kids
Elsa Pataky dated famous Australian actor Chris Hemsworth for almost a year before walking down the aisle with him on 26th December 2010. The couple welcomed their first child Indie Rose in May 2012, before being blessed with twin boys, Sasha and Tristan in March 2014.
Elsa Pataky is 5 feet 3 inches (1.61m) tall and weighs about 51kg (112 lbs), having a dress size of 4 (US). Additionally, she has other body measurements of hip size – 33 inches, waist size – 24 inches and bust size – 34.
Facts About Chris Hemsworth’s Wife
1. Elsa Pataky’s grandfather is a well-known actor
The renowned actress was brought up by her grandfather who was a popular Romanian actor. He was the one who instilled the passion for acting into Pataky.
2. She is older than her husband
The amazing actress was born on 18th July 1976 while her husband Chris Hemsworth was born 7 years later, on 11th August 1983.
The Spanish actress won her lawsuit in Spain’s Supreme Court against Ediciones Zeta publishing group in September 2012, for publishing her topless pictures that they took with a long lens while she was changing her clothes during a photo shoot for Elle Magazine. They paid her 310,000 euros in damages.
4. Pataky’s past relationship with Adrien Brody
Pataky was in a heated romantic relationship with actor Adrien Brody. The popular actor bought her an estate in New York during Elsa Pataky’s 31st birthday and they later went their separate ways in 2009.
5. One-time school drop-out
Elsa Pataky dropped out of school in order to actualize her dream of becoming a professional actress as she landed a role in the TV show Al Salir de Clase.
6. Her net worth
The beautiful model has accumulated enormous wealth and her financial value is rated to be $5 million.