- Last name is Romanian for "someone who lived near a creek."
- Was inspired to act by her grandfather, who was a theater actor.
- Majored in journalism in college while taking acting classes in her free time.
- Launched a clothing line in 2004 called PTKY.
- Crossed over to the U.S. market with a supporting role in Snakes on a Plane (2006).
- Cristina Pataky Medianu — Mother
- Michaël Youn — Ex-significant Other
- Adrien Brody — Ex-significant Other
- Chris Hemsworth — Husband
- José Francisco Lafuente — Father
- Tristan Hemsworth — Son
- Fonsi Nieto — Ex-significant Other
- Sasha Hemsworth — Son
- India Rose Hemsworth — Daughter
- Attended University of San Pablo, Madrid, Spain
- Birth Name: Elsa Lafuente Pataky
- Birth Place: Madrid, Spain
- Profession: Actor
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