Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Elsa Lafuente Medianu


actress, film producer, model

Birth Date

July 18, 1976


42 years

Zodiac Sign



Madrid, Spain


CEU San Pablo University



Elsa Pataky family members

Father's Name

José Francisco Lafuente

Mother's Name

Cristina Pataky Medianu

Siblings names

Cristian Prieto Medianu (younger half-brother)

Is Elsa Pataky a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Elsa Pataky marital status?


Who is Elsa Pataky husband?

Chris Hemsworth

When did get married?

December 26, 2010

How many children does she have?

3 (daughter India Rose Hemsworth, sons Sasha Hemsworth and Tristan Hemsworth - twins)

Elsa Pataky husband

Chris Hemsworth (husband since 2010)

Elsa Pataky husband

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Date of birth: August 11, 1983

Chris and Elsa Pataky got married in late 2010. Till now they are happy together. Two stars met at the party, and at first Chris was not ready for the family life (he was too young for it). But Elsa gradually convinced him, that marriage can be combined with the career of an actor. By the way, Chris thanked his wife numerous times in the interviews for sacrificing her acting opportunities in order to keep their love.

Elsa Pataky kids

Elsa Pataky kids

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India Rose Hemsworth (daughter with Chris Hemsworth)

Date of birth: May 11, 2012

Sasha and Tristan Hemsworth (twins; sons with Chris Hemsworth)

Date of birth: March 18, 2014

Read about Elsa Pataky kids here.

Who are Elsa Pataky parents?

José Francisco Lafuente (father)

Elsa’a father is of Spanish origin. He earned his living as a biochemist. According to actress’s words, her father worked very hard, but he didn’t like his job and wasn’t happy because of it. That’s why she decided to choose another way and become an actress. José disapproved her choice at first. He convinced Elsa to continue her education, that’s why she entered the Universidad CEU San Pablo and studied journalism there. She took acting classes as well and soon focused her attention on acting exclusively.

Although José Lafuente divorced with Elsa’s mother, he remained an inseparable part of his daughter’s life. The actress resides in Australia now, but she comes to Spain very often and spends time with her dad.

Cristina Pataky Medianu (mother)

Cristina Pataky Medianu

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Cristina is from Romania, so from her side The Fast and the Furious actress has Romanian roots. She worked as a publicist, and was very busy, so after her divorce with José Lafuente, she moved the daughter Elsa to her parents’ house. There the future movie star got closer with her grandfather and fell in love with acting.

Cristina re-married in late 1980s and gave a birth to a son Cristian Prieto, Elsa’s younger half-brother.

Elsa Pataky siblings

Cristian Prieto Medianu (younger half-brother)

Cristian Prieto Medianu

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Date of birth: July 26, 1991

Cristian Prieto was born in early 1990s in Spain. Like his popular sister, he is busy in movie industry, too. He is a photographer and filmmaker. The actress is close with her brother. Cristian is in good terms with Chris Hemsworth (his brother-in-law) too.


Elsa Pataky bio

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Elsa Pataky is a celebrated Spanish-born actress, known by such her movies as Fast Five (and other films of the franchise), “All Things to All Men”, “12 Strong” etc. In addition to her super successful career, she also rose to fame as Chris Hemsworth wife, who is 6 years older than him. The couple welcomed three children.

Like her loved one, Pataky was born not on the territory of USA. She entered this world in the family of José Lafuente and Cristina Pataky in Madrid, Spain. She has a younger half-brother, named Cristian.

Elsa was just 5 years old, when she fell in love with acting. Her paternal grandfather introduced the girl to the theater art. He was an actor, and encouraged his granddaughter to try various roles – of a princess or of a dragon. She liked such transformations, and at that tender age she had already made a very important decision – she wanted to become an actress.

Initially Elsa, who took her maternal grandmother’s maiden name as a stage moniker, rose to fame as a soap opera actress in her home country – Spain. She played a regular role in “Al salir de clase” (“Afterclass”). Then she made one-episode appearance in “Tio Willy” and “Paraíso” (“Paradise”).

She moved to USA in 2005 and there her career blossomed with incredible success. In the company of Vin Diesel, she portrayed Elena Neves in “Fast Five” and other parts of the film series.

Nowadays the actress joins career with motherhood.

Interesting and fun facts

Elsa Pataky Interesting and fun facts

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  1. Before she met Chris Hemsworth at a party, she was engaged to an actor Adrien Brody. He loved Elsa to death and bought her a mansion for her 31st birthday. They got engaged after a year of dating, but then decided to part their ways because of Brody’s jealousy.
  2. She thinks that eating doughnuts is her worst habit.
  3. One of her sons broke his leg, when he jumped down from a golf cart. That was the worst moment in her life.
  4. Elsa’s childhood hobby was skiing.
  5. Her favorite Disney Princess is Cinderella. The actress likes her story.
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