Fast Facts

  • 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
  • José Francisco Lafuente — Father
  • Michaël Youn — Ex-significant Other
  • Adrien Brody — Ex-significant Other
  • Chris Hemsworth — Husband
  • India Rose Hemsworth — Daughter
  • Fonsi Nieto — Ex-significant Other
  • Sasha Hemsworth — Son
  • Tristan Hemsworth — Son


  • Attended University of San Pablo, Madrid, Spain


  • Birth Name: Elsa Lafuente Pataky
  • Birth Place: Madrid, Spain
  • Birthday: July 18, 1976, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor

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