Chris Hemsworth’s Wife: Where He Met Elsa Pataky And How She Became An Action Star

Chris Hemsworth's wife is Elsa Pataky and she had a Netflix hit with The Interceptor.

By Apeksha Bagchi

It is easy to forget that an actor has a flourishing family life behind the camera when on-screen they are playing a badass mercenary. In the movies, Chris Hemsworth spends his time surviving the gravest wounds and being one handsome God of Thunder. But Chris Hemsworth has a wife off camera, and she’s on camera herself.

Though Hemsworth has been an eligible bachelor on the screen for a long time, in real life he has been happily married since 2010.


Chris Hemsworth met his future wife Elsa Pataky through talent agent William Ward who introduced the duo to each other for the first time in early 2010. The spark the couple felt was instant and by September 2010, they went public with their relationship and made their red carpet debut at an event hosted by LACMA in Los Angeles. 


Before we dive into the story of their whirlwind romance, let’s first introduce Chris Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky. Pataky is a Spanish model and actress who has appeared across four films in the Fast and Furious film franchise, including Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious.

She’s also starred in Snakes on a Plane and Giallo. She is all set to appear next in author Matthew Reilly’s directorial debut, Interceptor. None of those Chris Hemsworth movies. So how did this Spanish beauty cross paths with Hollywood’s handsome hunk?


While fans of the Thor actor expected him to date Pataky for some time before tying the knot, Hemsworth surprised everyone when he married the Spanish model in December that year! For Chris Hemsworth, meeting his wife and falling in love with her was “no light-bulb moment,” as shared by the star during a chat with Elle magazine.

“From the first time we met, we just made sense. She’s fun. She’s outgoing, and she has a sense of humor and a passionate attitude toward life, which is nice to try to keep up with,” Chris Hemsworth gushed about his wife. 

There was no major planning involved when the pair got married in Chris Hemsworth’s native Australia. All Hemsworth knew was that even though they were getting married very quickly against usual relationship rules, it “just felt right.”

Chris Hemsworth and wife were simply on a holiday while their respective families were enjoying their off time too. And just randomly, they thought about getting married as it was a “good opportunity” to celebrate their union in their loved ones’ presence. 


Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed their first child, a baby girl they named India, in May 2012 less than two years after they got married. Chris Hemsworth and his wife once again announced that they are expecting in November 2013 and brought home twin boys, Tristan and Sasha, in March 2014.

As for the kind of upbringing they are bestowing upon their children, Pataky has clarified that she wants her children to accept that “they are lucky to have it all and are very privileged.” She wants her kids to learn to respect others and have a kind heart that finds happiness in sharing. After the birth of her three children, the actress decided to put her career on hold for a while to fully enjoy her family life. 

“We decided if we had children, I wanted to stay with them and enjoy them to the fullest – but it was my decision.”

– Elsa Pataky


Initially, Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky lived in Los Angeles with their kids but by 2015, the family of five moved to Byron Bay in Australia and are currently living in a lavish seaside property worth $7 million. In a chat with Traveller, Hemsworth shared that they made the decision to move there because they felt “just like locals” in Byron, which is “more relaxed than L.A., less intense”- just the type of setting they want to raise their children in. 

In the world of Hollywood where couples are separating left, right, and center, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky are still going strong and are indeed the perfect example of having an amazing bond even after more than a decade of being married. In this way, Chris Hemsworth’s wife and he are in it for the ling haul.


As one commenter put it, “She is a BADASS!!!!” He was talking about Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa Pataky’s new film, Interceptor which just premiered on Netflix. No, this commenter was not her husband, Chris Hemsworth. He decided to share his feelings on his own Instagram, a couple of times, loud and proud.

The first one came about a month ago as he was tossing out a little publicity for Chris Hemsworth’s wife new movie. Part of his post read: “Sometimes you need a one-woman army to roundhouse kick a nuclear missile into space. That’s when you call @elsapatakyconfidential.” He also attached the trailer for the film.

The film follows Ms. Pataky’s Captain JJ Collins as she has been assigned to a missile interceptor base smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when terrorists board the base with bad intentions. Captain Collins must take action to ensure the terrorist’s plan doesn’t come to fruition. It’s a kick-ass film that shows Chris Hemsworth’s wife at her action hero’s best.

But that wasn’t all Mr. Hemsworth shared with his fans on his Instagram account. After the film was released, it immediately jumped to the number one spot on Netflix. The proud husband made sure he let everyone know about it. “My wife’s film Interceptor is kicking ass all the way to number 1 on @netflix!!” Chris Hemsworth’s wife is a star in her own right.

It’s nice to see a Hollywood couple have each other’s backs. The loving couple recently celebrated their tenth anniversary. Ms. Pataky honored the day with a wonderful Instagram post of her and a roomful of memories. “Going through ten years of photographs was almost as fun as the real thing!”


It’s not like she isn’t a busy lady. On top of being a mom to three young children, a blossoming and lengthy acting career, and wife to the God of Thunder, Ms. Pataky is also an entrepreneur. Ms. Pataky has just released her very own line of skincare called Purely Byron. According to Ms. Pataky, the skincare line is a celebration of her adopted hometown, one that she shares with her husband and children.

And if a new line of skincare isn’t enough, Ms. Pataky continues to stay busy acting. Along with her Netflix movie, Interceptor, which was released in 2022, she had two other films as well. The first was Poker Face with Russell Crowe, Liam Hemsworth, and RZA. And the other was Carmen with Melissa Barrera. Oh, and she had a cameo with her husband in Thor: Love and Thunder as well.