- Source of Wealth: Modeling, Film, Television
- Age: 43
- Birth Place: Madrid, Spain
- Height: 5′ 3½” (1.61 m)
- Marital Status: Married to Chris Hemsworth
- Full Name: Elsa Lafuente Medianu
- Nationality: Spain
- Date of Birth: July 18, 1976
- Occupation: Supermodel, Actress and Film Producer
- Education: CEU San Pablo University
- Children: 1
Elsa Pataky is a Spanish supermodel, actress and film producer with an estimated net worth of $5 million. She was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu on July 18, 1976 in Madrid, Spain.
She attended the CEU San Pablo University and studied journalism while taking acting classes. Aside from her native Spanish, she is fluent in English, Romanian, Italian and French. Pataky began her acting career as a member of the Madrid theater company Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez. She had to leave school when she was cast in the television series Al salir de clase. Since then, she had several projects in the UK and France, where she was introduced to working in the English and French languages.
In 2000, Elsa was in the cast of the television series Queen of Swords as Señora Vera Hidalgo, trophy wife of Gaspar Hidalgo and mistress of Captain Grisham. She then had a recurring role as teacher Raquel in the television series Los Serrano. She had a total of ten Spanish film appearances.
In 2004, she co-starred in the French film Iznogoud then appeared on the cover of the August 2006 issue of Maxim. Elsa Pataky was cast in the Mexican series Mujeres Asesinas as Paula Moncada in the episode Any y Paula, Ultrajadas. She was the lead character in the action noir film Give ‘Em Hell, Malone and Giallo by Dario Argento. She became the female face for the first collection of Time Force’s jewelry line called Ultimate Jewel, and appeared opposite soccer star Christiano Ronaldo. In the movie Fast Five, she played Officer Elena Neves with Dwayne Johnson. In 2011, she was named one of the Breakout Stars to Watch by MTV Network’s NextMovie.com.
Pataky married actor Chris Hemsworth in 2010. The two had a child in 2012.