Elsa Pataky Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model and actress born on July 18, 1976. She gained fame for her role as Raquel Alonso in the Spanish TV series “Al salir de Clase” and became internationally recognized for portraying Elena Neves in the “Fast & Furious” movies.

Her film credits include “Snakes on a Plane,” “Giallo,” and “Give ‘Em Hell Malone”. She also starred in the Spanish film “Di Di Hollywood” and recently played significant roles in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” as Mr. Norton and the Vuvalini General.

Full NameElsa Pataky
Date of BirthJuly 18, 1976
Place of BirthMadrid, Spain
OccupationActress, Model
Height5 feet 3 inches (161 cm)
SpouseChris Hemsworth (m. 2010)
ChildrenIndia Rose, Sasha, and Tristan
Net Worth$50 Million

Elsa Pataky’s Early Life and Education

Elsa Pataky Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Elsa Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain. Her father, José Francisco Lafuente, is a Spanish biochemist, and her mother, Cristina Medianu Pataky, is a Romanian publicist. She chose the surname Pataky as a tribute to her maternal grandmother, Rosa Pataky, who had Hungarian Greek roots.

Pataky attended Universidad CEU San Pablo, where she studied journalism and also took acting classes. Besides Spanish and Romanian, she is proficient in English, Italian, Portuguese, and French.


Elsa Pataky Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Elsa Pataky began her acting career in Madrid’s Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez. She left school after landing a role in the TV show “Al Salir de Clase”. She later starred in several films co-produced with the UK and France gaining experience in English and French productions.

In Queen of Swords, she played Señora Vera Hidalgo appearing in 14 episodes. She also had a recurring role in Los Serrano as Raquel a teacher who falls for her student Marcos.

Pataky has appeared in over 10 Spanish films and co-starred in the French film “Iznogoud”. She graced the cover of Maxim in August 2006 and starred in the Mexican series “Mujeres Asesinas” as Paula Moncada in 2009. She also appeared in “Give ‘Em Hell Malone” and Dario Argento’s “Giallo”.

Pataky became known as the face of Time Force’s jewelry line Ultimate Jewel alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. She played Officer Elena Neves in Fast Five alongside Dwayne Johnson. NextMovie.com named her one of the Breakout Stars for 2011. She stood in for Natalie Portman in a scene for Thor: The Dark World.

She reprised her role as Elena Neves in “Fast & Furious 6,” “Furious 7,” and “The Fate of the Furious”. In 2018, she starred in “Tidelands” a Netflix series. She also starred in “Interceptor” directed by Matthew Reilly released in June 2022.

Pataky co-founded a skincare brand named Purely Byron which launched its first product in 2022.

Net Worth

Elsa Pataky has an estimated net worth of $50 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Elsa Pataky’s net worth primarily comes from her successful career as an actress and model. She has appeared in various films and television shows, contributing significantly to her earnings. Pataky’s roles in popular movies like the “Fast & Furious” franchise and her work in Spanish cinema have boosted her income.

Additionally, she has been involved in modeling campaigns and endorsements, further enhancing her financial portfolio. Pataky’s entrepreneurial ventures, such as her fitness and lifestyle brand collaborations, also contribute to her overall net worth. These diverse sources of income have enabled Elsa Pataky to build a substantial financial worth over the years.

Personal life

Elsa Pataky Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Elsa Pataky known for her roles in films had relationships with French actor Michaël Youn from 2004 to 2006 and American actor Adrien Brody from 2006 to 2009. She met Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in early 2010 through their agents and married him during Christmas 2010. They have three children: a daughter and twin sons. The family relocated from Los Angeles to Byron Bay Australia in 2015.

In September 2012, Pataky won a legal case in Spain’s Supreme Court against publishing group Ediciones Zeta. The court awarded her €310000 after topless photos taken without her consent during a photo shoot for Elle magazine were published by Zeta’s magazine Interviu using a long lens. Zeta planned to appeal the decision.