Birth Name: Elsa Pataky
Birth Place: Madrid, ES
Born July 18, 1976 in Madrid, Spain to a Spanish father and a Romanian mother, Pataky was raised in Madrid. Her father, José Francisco, worked as a chemist and her mother, Cristina Pataky, was a publicist. Pataky attended the Universidad de San Pablo in Madrid were she majored in journalism. Enrolling in acting classes on her own time, Pataky began to study the craft, pursuing her longtime dream of becoming an actress. Honing her talents, Pataky studied with both Ángel Gutiérrez and Paco Pino before joining the theatre company Teatro Cámara de Ángel Guitiérrez in Madrid. When cast in the Spanish television series "Al Salir de Clase" (1997-99), Pataky put aside her studies in order to p...
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