Elsa Pataky Biography, Age, Husband, Height, Net Worth, Facts

Elsa Pataky is a Spanish actress best known for her role as Elena Neves in The Fast and the Furious franchise. She starred as Vera Hidalgo in the action-adventure television series Queen of Swords and as Raquel Albaladejo in the Spanish drama series Los Serrano. She is married to the famous Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in 2010.

Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky Biography

Elsa Pataky was born on the 18th of July 1976, in Madrid, Spain. She’s currently 45 years old.

Birth NameElsa Lafuente Medianu
NicknameElsa Pataky
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1976
Place of BirthMadrid, Spain
Age45 years old
Sun SignCancer
ProfessionActress, Film producer, Former Model
EthnicityHungarian, Romanian, and Spanish
ReligionRoman Catholic
ResidenceByron Bay, New South Wales, Australia


  • Father – José Francisco Lafuente (Spanish biochemist)
  • Mother – Cristina Pataky Medianu (Publicist)
  • Siblings – Unknown


Elsa Pataky attended the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain, where she studied journalism and later took acting classes.

Elsa Pataky Husband and Children

Elsa Pataky married Australian actor Chris Hemsworth over the Christmas holidays in 2010. Pataky is seven years senior to Hemsworth. Together, they have three children, a daughter, India Rose Hemsworth (b. May 8, 2012), and twin sons, Tristan Hemsworth and Sasha Hemsworth (b. March 18, 2014).

Prior to her marriage with Chris, she was in a relationship with American actor Adrien Brody from 2006 to 2009.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 3.5 inches
Centimeters – 161 cm
Meters – 1.61 m
WeightKilograms – 51 kg
Pounds – 112 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-24-33
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Shoe Size7 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Elsa Pataky started her acting career with the film The Art of Dying for her role as Candela.

Television Debut

Pataky was cast as Raquel Alonso in the 1997 television series Al salir de clase. She appeared in a total of 192 episodes.

Famous For

Became well-known for her portrayal of Elena Neves in the Fast & Furious film series.

Her other major work includes Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009), Give ‘Em Hell, Malone (2009), Di Di Hollywood (2010), and 12 Strong (2018).

Brand Endorsements

Pataky was the face for the first collection of Time Force’s jewelry line Ultimate Jewel, opposite football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Elsa Pataky Net Worth

As of 2024, Elsa Pataky has a net worth of $50 million dollars.

Elsa Pataky

Elsa Pataky Facts

Pataky was a member of the Madrid theatre company Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez.

In addition to Spanish, she is fluent in English, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, and French.

On her 31st birthday, her then-boyfriend, Adrien Brody gifted her a 19th-century estate in New York.

In September 2012, Pataky won €310,000 in Spain’s supreme court against publishing group Ediciones Zeta in damages for publishing her topless photos that had been taken with a long lens while Pataky was changing clothes during a photoshoot for Elle magazine.