Spanish model, actress, and film producer Pataky was born in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of José Francisco Lafuente, a Spanish biochemist, and Cristina Pataky Medianu, a publicist of Romanian and Hungarian ancestry. Pataky attended the CEU San Pablo University, studying journalism and taking acting classes.
In addition toPataky began dating American actor Adrien Brody6n in 2006. For Pataky’s 31st birthday in July 2007, Brody purchased her a 19th-century castle in New York state. Pataky and Brody were featured at their New York home in a 35-page spread for HELL! magazine in October 2008.The pair broke up in 2009, and Pataky subsequently dated French actor Olivier Martinez that yearShe then began dating Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in early 2010, after meeting through their mutual representatives. Pataky and Hemsworth married over the Christmas holidays in 2010. Their daughter, India Rose Hemsworth, was born in May 2012 in London, England. Spanish, she is fluent in English, Romanian, Italian, and French.