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Pataky was born as Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Cristina Pataky, a publicist with Romanian-Hungarian ancestry, and José Francisco, a chemist. Pataky attended the Universidad de San Pablo and studied journalism. During this time, Pataky also enrolled in acting classes. She was also a member of the Madrid theatre company, Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez. Eventually, she left school when she was cast in the television series Al salir de clase.
With the success of Al Salir de Clase, Pataky received her first film offer, El arte de morir. Some of her subsequent films were co-productions with the UK and France, which introduced her to working in English and French.
Pataky starred in the TV series "Queen Of Swords" (2000) as Señora Vera Hidalgo, trophy wife of Gaspar Hidalgo and mistress of Captain Grisham appearing in nearly all 22 episodes.
Pataky has appeared in over ten Spanish films and most recently crossed over into the French market with her co-starring role in the 2004 box office hit, Iznogoud. She also appeared in a supporting role in the David Ellis-directed film Snakes on a Plane (2006), alongside Samuel L. Jackson. She received good reviews for her work in the Spanish film Ninette, helmed by Oscar winner José Luis Garci.
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CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain
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Elsa Lafuente Medianu
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Actress, Model, and Film Producer
Elsa Lafuente Medianu (born 18 July 1976), known professionally as Elsa Pataky, is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer. Pataky is best known for her role as Elena Neves in Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Furious 7 (2015). She has appeared in the films Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009) and Give 'Em Hell, Malone (2009). She also starred in the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood in 2010.
Claim to Fame
Los Serrano, Wife of Chris Hemsworth
José Francisco Lafuente (biochemist)
Cristina Pataky Medianu (publicist)
India Rose Hemsworth (daughter)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Troika Talent Agency
TV commercial for Guía Campsa with actor Fernando Tejero (2005)
www.nndb.com/people/023/000161537/, instagram.com/elsapatakyconfidential, twitter.com/ElsaPataky_
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