Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Her real name is Elsa Lafuente Median. She is professionally known by the name of Elsa Pataky. She was born in Spain. Her date of birth is 18 July 1976. Her current age is 43 years. Her current residence is in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. She has still only Spanish Nationality. Pataky is mainly known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
She was born Elsa Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her father’s name is Jose Francisco Lafuente. Her father is a biochemist. Her mother’s name is Cristina Pataky, a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry. She has a younger half-brother Cristian Prieto Median. Her brother is a cinematographic director. She generally uses the name Elsa Pataky from her maternal grandmother Rosa Pataky.
Early Life & Career Beginnings:
Elsa Pataky was born in the year 1976. She was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. She holds mixed ethnicity of Spanish, Hungarian and Romanian. She attended CEU San Pablo University. In that university, she earned a degree in journalism. In the university period, she also attended acting classes. She had a dream in her childhood to become an actress. For the completion of her dream she left the school she was cast in the television series Al Salir de Clase. She also became a part of the television show Queen of Swords (2000) as Senora Vera Hidalgo.
She has participated in more than 10 Spanish films in her career. This versatile nature of her has made her film career successful in the U.S as well as in Spain.
Her early roles included the TV series Al Salid de Clase and in 2000, she starred in the short-lived show, Queen of Swords. Her early European film credits include the 2005 films Ninette and Iznogoud.
In 2006, She starred in her first American film, Snakes on a Plane, opposite Samuel L Jackson. In the same year, Pataky was on the cover of Maxim and featured in a jewelry campaign opposite Cristiano Ronaldo.
She continuously worked throughout the late aughts, appearing in films such as Skate or Die and the Rhys Ifans film Mr. Nice.
In 2011, Pataky starred opposite Dwayne, Johnson and Vin Diesel in Fast Five, which went on to be a huge box office success.
In 2018, Pataky starred opposite her husband in 12 Strong, a film about a unit of American soldiers sent to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, Affairs & Marital Status:
In 2006, Pataky started dating American actor Adrien Brody. But the pair broke in 2009 due to some unknown reasons.
In 2010, she started dating Australian actor Chris Hemsworth. Pataky and Hemsworth married over the Christmas holidays in 2010. They have three children together, a daughter, India Rose, born in May 2012, and twin sons, Tristan, and Sasha, born in March 2014.
Elsa Pataky’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
- Solo en la buhardilla (1997)
- The Art of Dying (2000)
- Don’t Tempt Me (20001)
- Peor impossible (2002)
- Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)
- Ninette (2005)
- Snakes on a Plane (2006)
- Skate or Die (2008)
- Nice (2010)
- Fast Five (2011)
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
- 12 Strong (2018)