A lot of people only know Elsa Pataky for one reason and one reason alone: she’s married to Hollywood’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth. Chris is by far one of the biggest names that has come out of Australia from recent years. Not only is he a handsome, rugged actor who has an incredible presence on the big screen, but he’s also one of the most down-to-earth entertainers in the business as well. He’s got his two feet firmly rooted on the ground and he does his best not to let the business get the best of him.
Yet, his wife is a totally different story. For years she’s been trying to get Hollywood to notice her, but unfortunately it just hasn’t happened. As much as she’s been trying to ride on his coattails and get noticed whenever she’s with her husband, Hollywood just doesn’t want to cast Elsa Pataky. Is she trying too hard? Is she being too annoying? Or is she just not talented enough? That’s what critics want to know.
But at the same time, Elsa refuses to be ignored. That’s why we’ve got 15 photos of Elsa Pataky that Chris Hemsworth definitely doesn’t want you to see. Check them out below and let us know what you think!
15 Comparisons To Miley Cyrus
If there’s one thing that Elsa Pataky has been doing a good job of, it’s avoiding Miley Cyrus at all costs. But unfortunately, she won’t be able to do this forever. This is mostly because it looks like Miley isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Sure, she’s been on again and off again with Liam Hemsworth for several years, but now it looks like Miley and Liam are stronger now than ever before. And for Elsa, that means she’ll be seeing more of her possible future sister-in-law in the coming years.
The last thing Elsa wants is to be constantly compared to Miley Cyrus in the press. After all, they are two totally different people that come from opposite worlds. Elsa would never dare do the things Miley has done in the past. Yet, with Miley soon becoming a member of the Hemsworth family, she’ll have no choice but to hang out with her during future Christmas dinners.
14 Chris And Elsa Got Married On A Whim
Chris Hemsworth knew it was love at first sight when he first met his future wife, Elsa Pataky. It didn’t take very long for him to make up his mind and know that she was the woman that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And can you blame him? Elsa is one of the hottest women in the entertainment world right now.
“There was no great plan to any of it to be honest,” Chris said on Good Morning Britain in March of 2016. “We were on holiday and we said, ‘Why don’t we get married too?’ And then the next minute… There probably should have been some planning but it all worked out. Honestly, we had both our families on holiday at the same time, just randomly, and we said this is a good opportunity with everyone together, so we just did it.”
13 Riding On Her Husband’s Coattails
A lot of Elsa Pataky’s critics (and trust us when we say that there are plenty of them) believe that she might have been trying to spend the last several years riding on her husband Chris Hemsworth’s coattails. After all, he’s a huge A-list star with plenty of big budget movies on his resumé. Elsa hasn’t had the same success at the box office, yet she’s been hoping to ride on her husband’s success one way or another.
Unfortunately, that just hasn’t worked out the same way for her. Hollywood just refuses to cast her for one reason or another that we simply don’t know. The only publicity that Elsa gets is whenever she posts an Instagram photo of her and Chris or for the barely there outfits she wears on the red carpet. Otherwise, most people are like, “Elsa who?!” She’s just not as famous as he is.
12 Is Elsa Pretending That She’s Happy?
Let’s face it. If it weren’t for Chris Hemsworth, half of us wouldn’t know who Elsa Pataky is. Sure, she’s starred in a handful of the Fast and Furious movies, but she was never a standout star in the series. And while she might be a huge household name in her native Spain, a lot of people on this side of the pond only know her because she insists on accompanying her husband Chris to every single one of his red carpet events.
Still, Elsa wants to know she’s happy, even though she might be hiding her true feelings about her life deep down inside. She once said, “Having the person that you love by your side and starting a family with them is the best thing that can happen to you in this life. You can't ask for more.” But at the same time, you can’t help but wonder if she’s hiding an alternative agenda.
11 She Wants To Transform Her Career
Elsa Pataky isn’t getting many Hollywood film roles these days, and she knows it. She might blame it on living in Australia but then again, it wasn’t like film producers and directors were knocking on her door or calling her phone to begin with. At least it’s something that Elsa has realized over the years and that’s why she’s decided to transform her career and become a celebrity fitness expert instead.
Of course, you can’t really call an actress or a celebrity a “fitness expert” when really they have no idea what they are doing. But for Elsa, she’s doing her best by sharing photos and clips of her doing her best moves on social media. And as a result, her fans have been following her and her fitness journey. She once even said, “Exercise is like an addiction. Once you're in it, you feel like your body needs it.”
10 She Wasn’t Always Into Fitness
Elsa Pataky might be a huge celebrity fitness star now, but that wasn’t always the case for this Spanish beauty. In fact, she wasn’t into eating healthy or working out on a daily basis back then like she does now. She only became very fitness minded because her husband Chris encouraged her. Plus, when you are married to a hottie like him there’s no doubt you feel pressured to keep up in the gym.
Back in 2012, Elsa had this to say about her odd pregnancy cravings: “I don't like all the healthy food I used to love. Now all I want is sweet things, rubbish like hamburgers, chips – all the stuff I never used to touch... I never used to eat popcorn. Not even in the cinema. Now I eat it all the time!"
9 And She Looked Totally Different Back Then
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Elsa Pataky did in fact look like a totally different person before she married Chris Hemsworth. As a matter of fact, she looks almost unrecognizable in a lot of her old photos. It’s like you are looking at two different people!
Of course, Elsa has never, ever made any comments about all of her enhancement rumors. But the writing is on the wall. You can’t say that her diet has made her face change to the way it is right now. Sure, Elsa probably doesn’t want to admit it (nor will she ever admit it) but the evidence definitely points to her getting a lot of work done in the past, which is pretty sad because she actually looked great back in the day, too.
8 Being Married To A Heartthrob
For a lot of people, it has to be absolutely difficult being married to a huge Hollywood star, let alone one of the biggest s*x symbols the entertainment industry has ever seen. You're not only bound to get jealous, but worried about all of your husband’s female admirers. And Chris sure does have plenty of them.
Speaking about her husband’s s*x symbol status in Hollywood, Elsa has said, “It’s funny when it’s your husband. For me, sexy is the inside of someone. Of course I think he’s beautiful and fit, but I will never tell him that because he will get too, how do you say, ‘cocky?’ He’ll be like, ‘What do you think of that?’ And I’ll say, ‘Well, I’ve been the sexiest woman in Spain for a lot of years.’ It’s all just a joke, though.”
7 Her Family Is Happy In Australia
It’s no secret that Chris Hemsworth is absolutely loving the fact that he gets to raise his three small children in the same country that he grew up in. Australia is the land that he knows and he loves. And he also knows that his children have a better quality of life living there then say in Los Angeles, where the paparazzi would hound them from every street corner.
Elsa realizes that Australia is a great place for their kids, too. She’s even said, “They live in nature surrounded by animals. It was my dream growing up. I grew up in a city, and I always had the dream to be with animals, surrounded with nature, close to the beach. So I thought that would be the best we could give to our family and our kids."
6 But Is She Happy In Australia?
But then again, there’s a strong possibility that Elsa Pataky might not be happy in Australia. At least, that’s what several reports have indicated. Not only is she far away from all of her family members who are back in Spain, but she also misses her friends and her network of connections in Hollywood.
In Australia, it almost feels like she has to start over. Sure, she’s got her husband Chris Hemsworth and his family, but it just isn’t the same. She doesn’t have anyone that is truly close to her and she hasn’t been there long enough to establish friendships with people that she can trust. That’s why a lot of people can’t help but wonder if she really is happy living in the land down under. Only Elsa knows the truth.
5 But Chris And Elsa Have Their Spats, Too
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky might look like a perfect couple from the outside (or at least on social media) but no one really know what is going on behind closed doors for the couple. Just like so many other married partners, they have their spats. They argue. They get into verbal fights. And while this is normal for just about anyone who has been married for a long time, Chris and Elsa’s arguments have been caught on camera.
Just recently, Elsa looked visibly agitated with her Hollywood A-list husband while they were supposed to enjoy a family day out with their children near a park in Sydney, Australia. Elsa wasn’t wasting anytime giving Chris a little piece of her mind while he just stood there, embarrassed and stone-faced. Yikes.
4 Elsa’s Real Housewives Aspirations
Several years ago, reports indicated that Elsa Pataky was desperate to land a spot on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. For Elsa, it would be the best way to keep her name in the headlines and of course, gain as much exposure in Hollywood as possible. She was so adamant about joining the show that apparently it was causing problems between her and her husband Chris Hemsworth.
As many people know, Chris is fiercely protective about his private life. The last thing he wants is for his wife to become a reality television star and worse, be followed by cameras in his own life. Plus, he hates drama and he doesn’t want to be involved in anything that would ruin his solid reputation as an A-lister in the industry. That’s why he put his foot down and said no.
3 She’s A Real Housewife At Home Instead
Now that Elsa’s reality television aspirations have been crushed by her husband and she knows that her career is going no where, she’s settled in her role as a real housewife – but from the privacy of her own home. She puts all of her energy into motherhood and raising the couple’s three children, which is something she truly does love.
Chris told Australia’s Who Magazine in 2016, “Watching her be a mother made me fall even more in love with her. Once we had kids we were like, ‘We’re in it, this is it.’” If that wasn’t enough, he continued, “All of a sudden I had a greater appreciation for my wife, she kind of came into her own when we had kids. She certainly keeps me sane. I complain about things, she gets on with it.”
2 She’s Stuck With No Place To Go
Perhaps the worst realization for someone like Elsa Pataky is she’s currently stuck in a place that she probably doesn’t want to be in. Sure, she loves Chris Hemsworth. She loves it that her children are happy in Hollywood. But she’s got her family back in Spain and a career that is potentially waiting for her in Hollywood. And she absolutely doesn’t know what to do with it.
It’s safe to say that Elsa Pataky doesn’t want to be known as Chris Hemsworth’s wife for the rest of her life. And that’s probably why she’s doing whatever it takes to keep her name in the headlines and of course, the paparazzi’s attention focused on her. But how long she’ll be able to do this, no one knows for certain.
1 Chris Is Absolutely Smitten With Her
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that Chris Hemsworth is absolutely smitten with his wife Elsa Pataky. There’s no doubt about it. He loves her and he’s not shy to let the world know about it. Elsa might not be happy with their current living situation, but considering how she’s managed to marry an A-list Hollywood star, she won’t be letting go of him anytime soon.
Plus, Elsa has Chris wrapped around her finger. He would move all corners of the Earth for her. Chris once told Elle Magazine, “There was no lightbulb moment. 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 and keep up with.”