Who Is Elsa Pataky? Chris Hemsworth’s Wife Is Pretty Successful Herself

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Chris Hemsworth attends the UK Premiere of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Empire Leicester Square on July 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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For those who anticipate the announcement of People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive with as much excitement as the gift-giving holidays, the waiting game it over. Chris Hemsworth is People's Sexiest Man Alive, so it's time to add another face to your SMA scrapbooks/shrines. Next order of business on the list is to investigate the following crucial detail: is Chris Hemsworth single? After all, you need to gauge just how high a probability your Norse God marriage fantasies have of actually coming true. 

Hate to drive a stake through the heart of your dreams, but the 31-year-old Avengers actor is extremely spoken for. Hemsworth married actress/model Elsa Pataky back in 2010 after dating for just a few months. What's more, they have three children together: a 2 1/2-year-old daughter named India, and two 8-month-old twin sons named Sasha and Tristan. Welp, there's always the other Hemsworth brother. 

What's Pataky's deal, though? She was born in Madrid to an esteemed Spanish biochemist and a prominent publicist. While studying journalism in college, she caught the performance bug and began taking acting classes. The 38-year-old Spanish expat has enjoyed a formidable career in the Spanish Film and TV industry, with nearly ten films and a recurring role in the series Los Serrano under her belt. You may recognize her as Officer Elena Nieves, The Rock's crime-fighting partner, in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. Here she is on the red carpet being endearingly exuberant about the sixth film premiere.

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Modeling-wise, Pataky covered the August 2006 issue of Maxim, and starred in a jewelry campaign for "Ultimate Jewel" opposite Cristiano Ronaldo.

If you have a photographic memory for celebrity exes, you may remember her as Adrien Brody's girlfriend from the mid-aughts. Starting in 2006, Pataky had a three-year-long relationship with the Oscar-winning actor, during which he bought her a 19th Century castle in upstate New York. Their relationship came to an end shortly after they starred opposite each other in the 2009 film Giallo, a critically-panned slash flick directed by cult horror-film director Dario Argento

Yes, that was Pataky in a previous life. Now, you can find her hanging on her beach with the fam...

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Bonding with various kinds of livestock...

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Balancing on her head...

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Playing hide and seek in fields of flora with her husband...

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And giving face on the red carpet. 

It's a match made in "sexiest individuals alive" heaven. 

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