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Overview (3)

Born in Madrid, Spain
Birth NameElsa Lafuente Medianu
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elsa Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her mother, Cristina Pataky Medianu, is a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry, and her father, José Francisco Lafuente, is a Spanish biochemist. She attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and began to take an interest in acting. She joined Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez, a theater company in Madrid, and left college when she was offered a role in the long-running Spanish TV series Al salir de clase (1997).

More Spanish TV roles followed, alongside a growing career in movies, first in Spain but increasingly internationally.

She met her husband, Chris Hemsworth, through the management company that represents them both, ROAR.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Chris Hemsworth (26 December 2010 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (11)

Her mother is of Hungarian and Romanian descent and her father is Spanish.
Her mother's surname Pataky is Hungarian and means "someone('s family) from a town called Patak (which means creek)". The 'y' at the end indicates a noble family.
She enjoys roller blading, snowboarding, and riding horses.
Can speak Spanish, French, English, Romanian and Italian.
Is one of the young Spanish actors that became popular for her role in Al salir de clase (1997).
Sister-in-law of Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth.
Former girlfriend of Adrien Brody [2006-2009]. Were engaged [April 2008-May 2009].
Was engaged to Michaël Youn (2004-2005).
(December 26, 2010) Married her boyfriend of 10 months Chris Hemsworth following a 5-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter named India Rose Hemsworth on May 8, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Chris Hemsworth.
Gave birth to her twin sons (her 2nd & 3rd children, Tristan and Sasha Hemsworth) at age 37 on March 18, 2014. Children's father is her husband, Chris Hemsworth.

Personal Quotes (6)

[on starting a family with husband Chris Hemsworth]: Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can't ask for more.
I've always thought it's really important to know several languages and how much it can open doors to discover new cultures, experiences and communication with other countries. I'm lucky because my mum is from another country, so I heard two languages while I was growing up, but I was also obsessed with traveling all over the world to learn other languages, work in other places and speak with people from other countries.
Funnily enough, I'm actually a very disorganized person! However, this changed completely when I had children. Although I'm quite absent-minded, I run everything like clockwork when it comes to the children, with no mistakes. I think about everything and I'm super organized. Having children really changes your life!
The thing I like best about Spain is the people, they are so happy and positive, and also the country's beauty. And of course - the food! The thing I like best about Australia is being able to live in the wilderness and the freedom of living without being observed.
All my tattoos are discreet and they always mean something to me - I never get them just for how they look.
Yes, I do speak Romanian. I mainly spoke it with my grandmother, may she rest in peace. I visited Romania to discover my roots and I loved it. It's a beautiful country and the people are very welcoming, cheerful and generous. I'm proud of being half Romanian!

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