Elsa Pataky is a Spanish actress, producer and model, born on July 18, 1976 in Madrid, Spain. Her mother is a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry, and her father is a Spanish biochemist. She attended the Universidad de San Pablo CEU where she studied journalism and...Read more drama. Pataky speaks several languages other than Spanish, such as: English, Romanian, Italian and French. She joined Teatro Cámara de Ángel Gutiérrez, a theater company in Madrid, and left college when she was offered a role in the long-running Spanish TV series Al salir de clase (1997).