The return of the “The Fast and the Furious” movie series with its newest installment “Fast & Furious 6” brings about the return of the incredibly attractive Spanish actress, Elsa Pataky, who portrays Brazilian police officer (and Dominic Torretto love interest), Elena Neves. Although her role is a bit smaller than the one from “Fast Five”, she still effectively conveys the same strength and vulnerability of Neves from the earlier film.
While the “Fast and Furious” films have been her most notable screen credits, Elsa has been acting on film and TV for over 15 years. She also happens to be married to ‘Thor’, himself, actor Chris Hemsworth.
The gorgeous Elsa began her acting career in her early 20’s in the Spanish television series “Al salir de clase”. She decided to leave school to take that role and has not looked back since. She largely participated in Spanish and international cinema before she first reached U.S. audiences in the hilariously titled, but underwhelming, “Snakes on a Plane”.
Elsa continued her run in foreign films until struck it big in the 2011 blockbuster “Fast Five”. In that film, she played a Brazilian police officer committed to taking down one of Rio’s most notorious drug cartels, who were responsible for the death of her husband. She allies with both Dominic Toretto’s crew and special agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to make that happen. The stunning success of that film, and its sequel, have opened many doors in Hollywood for Pataky.
It is very noticeable in “Fast Five” that Elsa sports a few pieces of sexy, feminine body art. Two of her tattoos are visible in the film, and she has at least one more that is visible in publicity photos.
The first of Elsa’s tattoos is crescent moon on her right hip.
On Elsa’s right upper arm, there appears a small symbol of what could be a letter from an ancient alphabet, or some other type of esoteric design.
Finally, she has a scripted phrase running along the inside of her left foot (I cannot make out what it says).
You can find out more about Elsa on her official website: http://www.elsapataky.com/
At this time, Elsa does not appear to have a Twitter account.