Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky, born Elsa Lafuente Medianu is a Spanish model, actor and film producer. Elsa Pataky was born on July 18, 1976 in Madrid, Spain. Her father, Jose Franscisco Lafuente worked as a biochemist while her mother, Christina Pataky Medianu was a publicist.

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Early Life and Training

Elsa started her life in Madrid, Spain enjoyed it. She is one person who knows what she wants for her life and who is not afraid to go for it and that makes her biography appealing. She enrolled in the CEU San Pablo University in Spain to study Journalism. While in school, she developed an interest in acting and decided to take some classes in acting. However, when an opportunity came and she was offered a role in the Spanish TV series – Al Salir de Clase by the Teatro Camara de Angel Gutierrez, a theatre company in Madrid, Elsa left college and went for it. That singular move made way for much of what she is known for today.


Perhaps her most widely acclaimed role in acting is her role as Elena Neves in ‘Fast Five.’ She is also highly popular because of her role in ‘Fast and Furious’ 6 and 7. Because of her co-productions in English and French, she was exposed to working in those languages, so she was named in the list of performers in the TV series ‘Queen of Swords’ in 2000. Apart from these, she played a major role in the TV series ‘Los Serrano’ as the teacher who fell in love with her student.

Elsa has appeared in more than 10 Spanish movies. She is also known for her stunning looks and lovable personality. Apart from acting, she also models. She was on the cover of the magazine - Maxim in August 2006 and was the female face for the maiden collection of Ultimate Jewelry by Time Force, staying opposite the football star, Christiano Ronaldo. She won a law suit against the publishing group Ediciones Zeta in Spain for publishing her topless photos without permission. Apart from acting and modeling, Elsa has been known in movie production circles as well. She acted and also produced the movie ‘The Wine of Summer’ in 2013.

Personal Life

Elsa Pataky had been in two failed relationships. She was engaged to Michael Youn between 2004 and 2005 and her engagement to Adrien Brody proved unsuccessful and the pair broke up in 2009 notwithstanding the estate Brody purchased for her in New York. However, she dated Chris Hemsworth for ten months only before having a wedding on December 26, 2010. Her husband is one person who loves to celebrate Elsa. In July 2016 during Elsa’s 40th birthday, the couple was cited displaying affection at the Whitsundays. Their first child, India Rose was born in 2011, followed by a set of twins – Tristan and Sasha in March 2014.

Elsa Pataky loves the family life and appreciates stability and loyalty in relationships. At her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and horse riding. The Spanish actress can speak at least five languages, including, Spanish, French, English, Romanian and Italian.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 18 Jul, 1976
Age: 43 yrs
Occupations: Actor
Film producer
Film actor
Citizenship: Spain
Birth Place: Madrid
residence: Byron Bay
Education: CEU San Pablo University
Gender: Female
Description: Spanish model, actress, and film producer
Spouse: Chris Hemsworth [M. 2010]
Net Worth 2021: 50 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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